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End Distracted Driving

August 19, 2015 | By R. Brendan Dummigan of Pickett Dummigan LLP

Authored by Chris Larsen As the end of summer nears and kids go back to school, it’s time to redouble our efforts to end distracted driving. Distracted driving is doing anything that takes your attention away from driving. Many people think of driving while talking or texting on a cellphone as the main type of […]

Mass Recall by Vehicle Manufacturers due to Defective Airbags

October 24, 2014 | By R. Brendan Dummigan of Pickett Dummigan LLP

Pickett Dummigan LLP has learned that 7.8 million vehicles in the U.S. are subject to recall by several auto manufacturers to replace defective airbags. According to Safety Research & Strategies Technologies (SRS), the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) issued a Consumer Advisory that is “urging owners of certain Toyota, Honda, Mazda, BMW, Nissan, Mitsubishi, […]

If you can’t take the heat, stay out of the danger.

August 13, 2014 | By R. Brendan Dummigan of Pickett Dummigan LLP

Portland has been experiencing a recent string of hot weather. Some of these hot and muggy days have set records that may literally have some people fainting. The danger of heat exposure goes beyond feeling light-headed. In many cases it has led to serious injury and death. Just a few months ago, two small children […]

Cracking Down on Concussions – Part II: Max’s Law

February 5, 2014 | By R. Brendan Dummigan of Pickett Dummigan LLP

With all the hype surrounding the Super Bowl, it is easy to miss the NFL’s recent announcement of the protective procedures they have put in place to keep their players safe. The NFL hired 27 additional medical personnel, including independent neurosurgeons on each team’s sideline, to keep their players from suffering brain injuries. The NFL’s […]