Preliminary statistics covering Memorial Day weekend indicate that the highway death toll from Oregon car crashes dropped slightly this year. They also, however, still serve as a reminder of the importance of safe driving and the need for experienced representation if you are unfortunate enough to be involved in a Portland auto accident.
According to KPTV, 2010’s preliminary total of four Oregon fatal crashes over the holiday weekend is down one from last year, though it is still double the 2008 figure of two. Oregon State Police also made 73 drunk driving arrests over Memorial Day weekend, the TV station reports. According to The Oregonian that represents a drop from both 2008 and 2009.
Holiday weekends are almost invariably marked by an increase in the number of traffic fatalities nationwide, with Memorial Day weekend often being the worst holiday weekend of the year where Oregon car crashes and other Oregon holiday traffic deaths are concerned.
If you have been injured in a Portland, Medford, Eugene, Salem or Bend car crash it is essential that you consult with an Oregon personal injury lawyer as soon as possible after the incident. An experienced Portland auto accident attorney can look at your case from all angles and advise you concerning the best strategy for obtaining the justice you deserve. Holiday weekends can be busy, but that fact does not exempt drivers from taking necessary precautions while behind the wheel. When people fail to drive safely, an Oregon car accident lawyer can offer invaluable assistance in making your way through the legal system.
The Oregonian: 4 killed in holiday crashes on Oregon roads