Bicycle Helmet Safety

  Under the ORS 814.485 law, anyone under the age of 16 is required to wear a helmet when riding as an operator or rider of a bicycle on premises open to the public. The helmet must be labeled certifying they are compliant with the US CPSC standards. Bicycle helmet usage is not required by […]

City Planners are looking at $5 million safety improvements on 82nd Avenue

  The Oregon Department of Transportation is looking to spend $5 million to improve pedestrian and driver safety at five major intersections on 82nd Avenue in East Portland. All of the 5 chosen intersections are ranked in the top 5% for the most dangerous in Oregon. The safety improvements will be added on the 7.3-mile […]

Living with a Brain Injury

  According to the CDC, 2.4 million people sustain a traumatic brain injury (TBI) each year. A brain injury can change everything about a person in a matter of seconds. The effects of a brain injury vary greatly from person-to-person and depend on factors such as cause, location and severity. The top two causes of […]

Is Driving Under the Influence of Marijuana Safe?

Is Driving Under the Influence of Marijuana Safe?

With more states legalizing recreational marijuana use, people worry that more drivers under the influence of pot will lead to an increase in traffic deaths. Researchers have studied the effects of driving under the influence of marijuana and it seems a bit hazy. The effects of driving while high on marijuana are slower decision making, decreased peripheral […]

Winter Driving Safety: How to Drive in Snow and Ice

Winter Driving Safety: How to Drive in Snow and Ice

The three key elements to safe winter driving is stay alert, slow down and stay in control. To prepare for winter weather, schedule a maintenance check-up for your vehicle to make sure everything is in working condition. Always have a sufficient amount of gas in your tank to avoid being stuck in a remote area […]

Spinal Cord Injury Lawsuits

  Auto accidents are the leading cause of spinal cord injuries.  The impact of spinal injuries on the victim and their family can be devastating and cause enormous medical costs.  Spinal cord injury is damage to the spinal cord that results in full or partial loss of motor control and sensation.  Some injuries can cause […]

Be Aware of Falling Trees & Power Lines

With heavy wind in the forecast for the Portland area, be careful of falling trees and large branches.  This week the fire department reported over a dozen fallen trees in the Portland metro area. Watch for trees when you are driving, biking and walking to avoid injury. Fallen trees and branches can lead to down […]

Motorcycle Safety Tips for Riding in the Rain

  Bad weather riding can be more complex and dangerous than other conditions.  Some motorcycle riders find it enjoyable and rewarding riding in the rain but some may not actively seek out that kind of fun.  The key to riding in the rain is three highly variable factors: traction, visibility and comfort. Traction No matter […]