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Pedestrian Accident Attorney

As you may know, pedestrian accidents can cause serious lifelong injuries such as lost limbs, broken bones, traumatic brain injuries and damage to the neck and spine. Our experienced personal injury attorneys know the ins and outs of pedestrian law and can help you get maximum compensation for your medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering and other damages.

Causes Of Pedestrian Accidents

Many pedestrian accidents are caused by motorists who refuse to share the road or drive negligently. Some common causes of these types of accidents include:

  • Drunk or impaired driving
  • Distracted driving
  • Failure to stop at a crosswalk, traffic light or stop sign
  • Speeding
  • Turning directly in front of a pedestrian
  • Failure to yield the right of way at an intersection
  • Not paying attention in a parking lot

Injuries Sustained In Pedestrian Accidents

If you are walking, you do not have the benefit of the same protection as a motorist or passenger in a vehicle, which can result in life-threatening injuries, including:

  • Broken or crushed bones
  • Amputation
  • Head injury
  • Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Paralysis
  • Internal injuries
  • Facial disfigurement

Compensation For Pedestrian Injuries In Oregon

These types of injuries often require costly long-term treatment such as multiple surgeries, physical therapy, rehabilitation and home care, which can put you and your family in a precarious financial situation. Seeking the counsel of a skilled pedestrian accident lawyer can help you recover compensation for:

  • Medical bills
  • Long-term care
  • Past and future earnings (lost wages)
  • Pain and suffering including emotional distress, loss of enjoyment of life, loss of companionship and loss of consortium

If you’ve been injured, it is essential to seek the counsel of a knowledgeable personal injury attorney who is well-versed in state and local pedestrian accident law. There are various factors that can impact how your pedestrian injury claim is paid, and our legal team has years of experience negotiating with insurance companies and fighting for our clients’ rights in court if a reasonable settlement cannot be reached. We’ll help you through the process every step of the way to ensure your rights are protected.

Contact A Pedestrian Accident Attorney

If you’ve been hurt or have lost a loved one in a pedestrian accident, our attorneys at Johnson and Taylor serving Portland, Salem, and surrounding communities can help you understand the complexities of Oregon pedestrian law and will fight to recover the compensation you deserve. Call at 503-990-6641 or contact us online to schedule a consultation today.