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Underride accidents are often fatal and nearly always preventable

No one wants to get into a car crash. People on the road adhere to special practices to limit the risk of a serious or fatal crash. From wearing your seat belt to avoiding the streets between 2 and 3 in the morning after bars close, there's a lot you can do to minimize your risk. When it comes to commercial vehicles, taking extra care is incredibly important. Commercial truck accidents resulting in fatalities and catastrophic injuries have been on the rise in recent years.

Statue of limitations and why it is important to your case

Imagine having a car accident in Portland with a negligent driver. Everything points to the other driver as the cause of the accident. Even the police report indicates that he was at fault. Despite what you consider to be solid evidence of the circumstances, the other driver's insurance company has been completely uncooperative in offering a fair settlement for your injuries and the damage to your vehicle that resulted from the car accident.

Always report a slip-and-fall accident when it happens

One moment, you're walking through the lobby of a business or through the aisles of a store. Suddenly, your feet lose their grip and you find yourself flat on your back. You may experience a moment of panic, when you can't breathe because the impact has forced the air from your lungs. You could see stars or even lose consciousness for a few seconds.

Commercial vehicle accidents carry extra risks for drivers

Not so long ago, a lot of freight was carried via railroad. These days, most products are transported using commercial vehicles on public roads. Combine that with a boom in online sales and thus product delivery, and you have roadways clogged with far more commercial vehicles than in the past. Those commercial vehicles can contribute to a number of issues, including slower flow of traffic during peak travel hours and increased environmental pollution. They can also cause very serious traffic accidents when they collide with smaller vehicles, often resulting in major injuries or even death.

Car accidents can cause several types of injuries

As you and your family are driving home from a movie, you feel a sudden impact to your SUV. You realize that another vehicle slammed into you. Your immediate concern is for your children. You start to evaluate the scene. Your entire family is shaken up and you notice that there are injuries.

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