Road Design, Speed Limits, and Car Crashes

[posted by Ben Larson, October 22, 2014] While car accident fatalities and injuries have continued to climb in other countries, Sweden has been engineering around the problem, with a goal to eliminate car injuries and deaths altogether. The plan is called “Vision Zero” and has been in effect since 1997. Check out

Defective Airbags Recall

  If you’ve ever experienced it, you know what a big explosion you get when your car’s airbag deploys. People often suffer burns, eye injuries, bloody noses and other facial trauma from this life-saving technology. Imagine adding shrapnel to the airbag’s deployment! That’s a possibility with airbags in certain car models. The

Defending Torts

The civil legal system has increasingly come under fire. It is widely believed that our tort system has become a flawed mess of un-meritorious lawsuits and greedy lawyers searching for any theory for which to bring a claim. The statement, “lawsuits are out of control,” is rarely, if ever questioned in the

Free Speech

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has again attempted to clarify the boundaries of “free speech” in Anderson v. Hermosa Beach, 08-56914, the most recent ruling in long string of federal free speech jurisprudence. The law at issue was a Hermosa Beach City Ordinance banning the operation of tattoo parlors within city


You might have heard someone refer to Oregon, or another US state, as a “no-fault” accident state. What does that mean? No fault coverage comes into play when making a car accident claim on your auto insurance policy. Oregon law mandates personal injury protection benefits, commonly referred to as PIP benefits, in

Negligence Per Se

Saltzman Road in northwest Portland was closed on March 15, 2010, because of a severe car accident. The closure was extended as Washington County Sheriff’s office dispatched a crash analysis reconstruction team to aid in their criminal investigation. The Sheriff’s office suspects that one of the drivers was impaired at the time

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