Category: Personal Injury


The NE Tillamook greenway crossing NE 15th Avenue, featuring green "crossbike" markings on the asphalt to let drivers know bikers will be crossing the road.

Marked and Unmarked Crosswalks in Oregon: Our Take on ORS 801.220

On January 4th, 2019—less than a week ago—a pedestrian here in Portland was killed by a motor vehicle while crossing the street at the intersection…

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Bikers on a sunny winter day

Right of Way in the Crosswalk: Legislative Solutions to Making the Cars Stop Without Entering the Killing Zone

by Ray Thomas, Oregon Bicycle and Pedestrian Attorney I. INTRODUCTION Why did the man on the curb with the dog glare angrily at the approaching…

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Bike Lanes Continue Through Intersections For Sure With New Legislative Proposal

When a person riding a bicycle gets right hooked in an intersection, the Oregon Vehicle Code contains a section that protects the cyclist’s right to…

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Cynthia Newton and Chris Thomas Present E-Bike and Scooter Law to Local Attorney Group

On Friday, October 26th, Cynthia Newton and Chris Thomas presented a seminar on Oregon electric bicycle and scooter law to a group of fellow trial…

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A bike parked by the side of the street. We're glad Portland's BIKETOWN program encourages greater bike use, but some of BIKETOWN's advice incorrectly describes Oregon bike law.

Back to School Road Safety Tips

TCNF Partner Cynthia Newton spoke with KATU traffic reporter Hannah Olsen about getting your kids to school safely by bike. In this clip, aired in…

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A gavel on a desk, representing the recent ruling in the Oregon Supreme Court regarding out of state defective products manufacturers' liability

Out-of-State Defective Products Manufacturers Subject to Their Home State Time Limits

When an Oregonian suffers injury because of a defective product–a car, an industrial machine, a consumer product–the product manufacturer and seller is responsible for paying…

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