On July 1, 2018, fines for distracted driving citations in Oregon significantly increased. The law first took effect on October 1, 2017 and carried fines of $260.00 for the first offense, $435 for the second offense and $2,000 plus potential jail time for the third offense. The fines were increased to $1,000.00 for the first… Read more.
Several new research studies show that the rate of car accidents has increased in states that have legalized recreational marijuana. A recent study done by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety shows that Oregon, Washington, and Colorado experienced a combined 5.2% increase in the number of police reported car crashes since the legalization of recreational… Read more.
Knowing what to do right after a car accident is critical. There are specific steps you should take and important pieces of information that you should record immediately that will help your insurance claim(s). Failure to take these steps may harm your insurance claim(s). Below is a list of those steps which you can print,… Read more.
The Salem community recently voted Adams, Hill & Hess as the Best Law Firm in the Statesman Journal’s “2018 Best of the Mid-Valley” publication. Thank you Salem and the entire Willamette Valley for your support! A complete listing of the “2018 Best of the Mid-Valley” winners can be found here: http://community.statesmanjournal.com/advertising/bestof2018.html
Oregon’s new distracted driving law takes effect on Sunday, October 1, 2017. The new law is much stricter and now makes it illegal for drivers to hold electronic devices, including cell phones, tablets and GPS units while they are driving. “Hands-free” functions, such as Bluetooth, headsets and speakerphone, are still permitted under the new law. … Read more.
The August 21, 2017 total solar eclipse will be an unprecedented event as it is the first total solar eclipse to stretch from coast-to-coast in the U.S. since 1918. As you likely know by now, Salem, Oregon is the epicenter for viewing the eclipse and will be the first U.S. metropolitan area in the path… Read more.
On December 16, 2016, Highway 99E was closed for several hours after a car travelling northbound on Highway 99E crossed into southbound traffic and collided with a southbound vehicle. A 7 year of boy in the northbound car was ejected from the vehicle and was critically injured. He was flown to OHSU where he was… Read more.
The Salem community recently voted Adams, Hill & Hess as the Best Law Firm in the Statesman Journal’s “2016 Best of the Mid-Valley” publication. Thank you Salem and the entire Willamette Valley for your support! Our announcement: http://bestof.statesmanjournal.com/winners/2016/14745990/best-law-firm-adams-hill-hess-attorneys-at-law A complete listing of the “2016 Best of the Mid-Valley” winners can be found here: http://bestof.statesmanjournal.com/winners/2016/
The speed limits on numerous highways in eastern Oregon will increase this year. The changes are set to take effect on March 1, 2016 and the Oregon Department of Transportation is currently working to install new signs ahead of the change. The speed limit is set to increase to 65 mph in some areas and… Read more.
On Saturday February 20, 2016, Oregon State Police closed Highway 22 northwest of Dallas after a three vehicle collision resulted in one fatality. Witnesses to the accident reported seeing a vehicle cross the center line of the highway, enter into oncoming traffic and collide with a semi-truck. The semi-truck was subsequently rear-ended by another vehicle…. Read more.