Portland is ranked 6th safest city for pedestrians, but that doesn’t mean accidents don’t happen. Downtown has seen a slight increase in the number of pedestrian and cyclist fatalities, particularly in areas where traffic is heavy.
A pedestrian who is hit by a car has a higher likelihood of sustaining life threatening injuries than the driver of a 3,000 pound vehicle. If you or a loved one has been injured in a pedestrian accident, call Lerner and Rowe today. Don’t try to take on the insurance companies on your own – we can help you get the maximum financial compensation you deserve, to help pay for medical expenses, lost wages, damages, and more. We provide excellent client care, and our empathetic attorneys will always be there for you, day or night, 24/7.
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Drivers & Fault
While pedestrians should always look out for cars while in the streets and parking lots, most people hit by cars are unable to avoid the accident, even when they are following the law and all posted safety signs and signals. Drivers aren’t always 100% attentive, and this can prove fatal in high-pedestrian areas, such as crosswalks, parking lots, and school zones.
Many pedestrian accidents are the fault of drivers who are:
- Driving recklessly and speeding
- Driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Failing to pay attention or driving while distracted
- Driving while texting or talking on the phone
- Backing out without checking for pedestrians
- Not giving the right of way to pedestrians
- Running a red light or stop sign
Pedestrians are particularly vulnerable to injury when involved in vehicular accidents.
Common injuries include but are not limited to:
- Spinal cord injuries
- Broken bones
- Fractured bones
- Torn tendons
- Catastrophic injury
If you have been injured in a pedestrian car accident or someone you know has been injured or killed, don’t hesitate. Contact Lerner and Rowe for a free consultation, and find out what we can do to help.
Let the Best Personal Injury Attorneys Help!
Pedestrian accident injuries that result in a serious personal injury should not be taken lightly. After an accident you should seek medical attention for injuries suffered no matter the severity. Symptoms can take days to appear, so it’s imperative you get checked out as soon as possible after an accident. Keep copies of all your medical records and/or police reports so that we have a better chance of building a sturdy case. We investigate all avenues of your case, review reports, and make sure you understand all your options.
At Lerner and Rowe, we treat every case with compassion and empathy – but that doesn’t mean we won’t fight aggressively for your cause. The integrity of our legal team is bar none – we don’t give up, and we won’t stop until you receive the compensation you deserve.
Call us today at 844-977-1900, or fill out the online form to meet with one our qualified accident attorneys.