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What Does It Mean for a Truck To Jackknife?

Posted on March 2, 2023 in
A jackknife accident gets its name from a pocket knife or “jackknife.” It describes what the semi-truck looks like after the accident. The tractor and trailer fold into each other like you would fold a jackknife to close it. Unfortunately, as the trailer sweeps around toward the tractor (cab), the semi-truck can “fold in”...
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Should I Call 911 After a Car Accident in Portland?

Posted on February 21, 2023 in
You may have heard that, if you’ve been involved in a car crash in Portland, the first thing you should do is to call 911. But if you’re in a relatively minor car accident, is that really necessary? After all, is it worth calling an emergency line if no one is bleeding out or...
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Basic Portland Personal Injury Settlement Breakdown: How Much Goes in My Pocket?

Posted on February 11, 2023 in
Negotiating a Portland personal injury settlement for, say, a truck accident or a wrongful death, is tricky business. The opposing party might be able to reduce your settlement based on comparative fault, the uncertainty of the results should your case go to trial, or other factors.  Once you negotiate a specific amount, however, you...
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FAQs: Car Accident Reports in Oregon

Posted on February 1, 2023 in
When you have been involved in an Oregon car accident, it is normal to have many questions. Finding the right information regarding car accident reports in Oregon can be difficult.  There are many questions about Oregon accident reports that crash victims frequently ask. Some of the most commonly asked questions about collision reports in...
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What Does Yielding the Right-of-Way Mean?

Posted on January 25, 2023 in
Failure to yield the right-of-way was the primary cause cited in 3,326 traffic crashes in Oregon in 2020. This number included 179 pedestrian crashes and 281 bicycle crashes. This error was the second-most common cause of traffic accidents in the state and contributed to 68 deaths and 4,759 injuries. The picture in Portland was...
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