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Another Year of Rising Fatalities on American Roads

For decades, as safety technology in vehicles improved and public awareness of safe driving behavior increased, the total number of fatalities on American roads fell year after year. Beginning in 2014, however, a troubling trend took hold wherein more and more people are dying on US roads each year. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration […]

Preventing Pedestrian Accidents

Pedestrians are increasingly likely to be injured or killed in accidents with cyclists, or vehicles.  In fact, a recent study showed that 15% of all vehicle crash deaths involve pedestrians. The risk to the pedestrians is inevitably higher than that of the cyclist (who is likely to be wearing some protective clothing), or the person(s) […]

When a Cyclist Is Injured in a Collision with a Car

A collision with a car is the greatest fear most people have about cycling, and it actually prevents many people from picking up a helmet and hitting the road. Sadly, many road bicycle accidents involve children but it is not uncommon for adults to be seriously injured or even die during such a collision. As […]

Motorcycling Off-Duty Officer Critically Injured in Accident

In mid-August 2016, an off-duty sheriff for Clackamas County collided with a TriMet bus while operating his personal motorcycle. The crash occurred shortly after 5:15pm, when the 2015 TriMet bus was heading southbound on 82nd Avenue and started to turn left onto Monterrey Avenue. The northbound 2016 Yamaha motorcycle being operated by the deputy then […]

Nursing Home Neglect Case Filed Against Care Facility

An Oregon nursing home is in the middle of a wrongful death lawsuit in connection with the death of an elderly couple who allegedly died due to nursing home negligence. The plaintiff, who is the surviving daughter of the decedent couple, is seeking over $2 million in damages against the nursing home and its hospice […]

Oregon DOJ Reports Alarming Growth in Elder Abuse

As the elderly population increases, with the number of Americans over age 65 projected to double in the next three decades, cases of elder abuse, neglect, or exploitation have significantly grown and are expected to increase in the next few years. Appalling Statistics on Elder Abuse Oregon’s Department of Justice said that approximately 2.1 million […]

Support Groups Are a Useful Tool for Brain Injury Survivors

Sustaining a brain injury in a car wreck or other incident can have a lasting impact on the quality of life of the victim, his or her friends, and family members. The difficulties that accompany life after a traumatic brain injury (TBI) are numerous, yet this is not necessarily a topic that receives a great […]

World War II Drug Shows Promise for Spinal Injuries

Spinal cord injuries from vehicle collisions or other accidents can cause serious and lasting pain and nerve damage. Scientists are always on the hunt for new treatment options to ease the suffering for people who are victims of these life-altering incidents. Antidote Found in an Unexpected Place According to findings published in March in the […]

Child Awarded $53 Million for Brain Injury

Your brain needs enough oxygen and blood for it to function regularly. During childbirth, an inadequate supply of oxygen to the infant’s brain can lead to moderate to severe brain injury. Prompt hospital intervention is necessary for the infant to avoid severe or worse, fatal brain injury. Effects of Brain Injury in Infants Babies who […]

“Inattentive Blindness” Causing More Pedestrian Accidents

Oregon’s Department of Transportation said that around 64 pedestrian accidents statewide in the past 5 years were caused by distracted drivers and pedestrians. Although concerns and laws surrounding distracted drivers have increased, very little is said when it comes to distracted pedestrians. People of all ages and walks of life on the streets, on public […]

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