Lake Oswego Pedestrian Accident Lawyer
Seeking Maximum Compensation for Your Injuries in Portland, Multnomah, Clackamas, and Washington Counties
Pedestrians are the most defenseless and at-risk of catastrophic injury when it comes to traffic accidents. With no protection whatsoever, a pedestrian hit by any type of vehicle will likely suffer considerable injuries and, in the worst cases, death. If you or a loved one has been injured as a pedestrian in or around Portland, it is critical that you retain proficient legal representation as soon as possible.
You can rely on The Law Offices of Scott M. Supperstein, P.C. for trusted legal support and advocacy. Our firm can seek the full compensation to which you are entitled in any negligence-based pedestrian accident.
Common Causes of Pedestrian Accident Claims
Unfortunately, those most commonly injured in pedestrian accidents are the elderly and children. According to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control) Injury Center, close to 6,000 pedestrians died in traffic accidents in 2016. Pedestrians have a 1.5 greater risk of death than drivers/passengers in such accidents. Two-thirds of pedestrian accidents happen on city streets; many occur at both marked and unmarked crosswalks.
Common causes of pedestrian accidents include:
- Drivers failing to yield
- Left-hand turns into a crosswalk or roadway
- Distracted drivers, especially those texting and driving
- Speeding drivers
- Drivers failing to fully stop at signs and signals
- Drivers making other moving violations
- Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
Pedestrians can be hit not only by cars but also by bicycles, trucks, buses, trains, and motorcycles. Injuries can include those of a catastrophic nature, such as brain and spine injuries, multiple broken bones, organ damage, loss of limbs, and more. Victims can require extended or lifelong medical care, rehabilitative treatment, and in-home personal care. They may also lose their ability to support themselves, resulting in serious emotional and financial stress.
Caring & Competent Legal Help
The Law Offices of Scott M. Supperstein, P.C. has built a reputation for distinguished legal representation in the Greater Portland Area. We urge you to call on us as soon as possible following your accident so that we can begin the critical process of investigating and building your personal injury claim. Our Lake Oswego pedestrian accident lawyer can help you navigate the legal process.