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Use Caution – Record Breaking Holiday Traffic

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Lower fuel prices and a strong economy have contributed to a forecast of record-breaking traffic this holiday season.  AAA expects that 102.1 million people will travel via car for a holiday road trip in 2018.  That is up 4.4 percent from 2017 and is the highest number on record.  It also means that close to… Read more.

Distracted Driving Fines Increase

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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.

What to do after a Car Accident…

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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.

New Oregon Distracted Driving Law

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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.

Safety Tips During Eclipse Traffic

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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.

Adams, Hill & Hess voted the Best Law Firm in 2016 Best of the Mid-Valley

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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/