Oregon has seen record-setting increases in pedestrian fatalities. These deaths are part of an alarming national trend. This does not even take into account the many non-fatal collisions between vehicles and pedestrians.
If you or a loved one was injured in a pedestrian accident due to driver negligence, you may be legally entitled to compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
At Vames, Wang & Sosa Injury Lawyers, we have over 95 years of combined experience helping injured clients obtain the compensation they deserve.
Common Injuries Sustained in Pedestrian Accidents
Without the protective barrier of a vehicle, pedestrians often bear the full brunt of a vehicle’s impact. Common injuries we see include:
- Head and Brain Injuries
- Spinal Cord Injuries
- Fractures and broken bones
- Cuts and Abrasions
The legal team at Vames, Wang & Sosa Injury Lawyers is ready to fight for the justice and support you deserve.
Common Causes of Pedestrian Accidents in Oregon
While many drivers watch for other vehicles, they frequently overlook pedestrians. We often see cases of walkers or joggers injured by drivers who:
- Failed to maintain a proper lookout for pedestrians;
- Failed to obey a traffic control device; and/or
- Failed to yield the right-of-way.
When drivers fail to follow the law,, they are liable for the injuries they cause and the damages you sustain as a pedestrian.
What To Do After a Pedestrian Accident
After being injured due to a driver’s negligence, your first priority is getting medical help. Even if your injuries seem minor, underlying issues may arise later. It’s also crucial to:
- Get the name, address, and insurance info of the at-fault driver
- Take photos of the scene
- Contact the Police
- Obtain the names and phone numbers of witnesses
- Consult a Lawyer
An experienced pedestrian accident lawyer can help establish liability against the at-fault driver. In pedestrian accidents, liability is often disputed. This makes prompt investigation and preservation of evidence indispensable.
The dedicated Washington and Oregon accident attorneys at Vames, Wang & Sosa Injury Lawyers know the state and local laws governing pedestrian accidents. We help gather evidence to build your case, while you heal from your injuries.
The Importance of Municipal Traffic Legislation
Understanding local traffic laws is crucial when evaluating a pedestrian accident claim. Each Oregon city has specific laws for pedestrian rights and safety. Our lawyers are long-time residents of Oregon and our local knowledge can significantly influence the outcome of your case.
Insurance Coverage for Injured Pedestrians
Additional insurance coverage can extend to pedestrians injured by a vehicle. A pedestrian might be eligible for extra financial relief that would not otherwise be available to them if they had been driving a car or truck.
How an Oregon Pedestrian Accident Attorney Can Help You
In the aftermath of a pedestrian accident, the path to justice and recovery can seem daunting. Vames, Wang & Sosa Injury Lawyers can step in as your dedicated ally. We offer:
- Comprehensive Case Evaluation
- Evidence Collection
- Negotiation Expertise
- Courtroom Representation
Don't delay. Reach out to Vames, Wang & Sosa Injury Lawyers. Our dedicated team ensures every second counts in your pursuit of justice and rightful compensation.
We have offices in Gresham and Hillsboro, Oregon. Call today for a free consultation.
Areas of Expertise:
Car accident injuries
Motorcyle accident injury
Semi-truck accident injury