Portland Pedestrian Accident Lawyers
Committed to Winning Your Case
According to recent reports, Portland, Oregon saw the highest number of
traffic fatalities, including pedestrian traffic fatalities, in 2019 in
the past two decades. Not since 1997 have Portland’s streets been
so dangerous for motorists, bicyclists, and pedestrians. For the many
people who walk throughout our city, this is scary—but likely not
If you or someone you love was involved in a pedestrian accident in Portland,
Lowe Law Firm can help you get back on your feet. These types of accidents
often result in devastating injuries, some of which can completely alter
a person’s life. Our pedestrian accident lawyers understand the
full impact of the accident and are prepared to aggressively advocate
for you and your recovery. We are committed to winning your case, whether
that means negotiating a fair settlement or taking your case to trial.
Throughout the process, we are here to answer your questions and provide
the compassionate, personalized legal guidance you deserve. We genuinely
care about you and your recovery; we invite you to share your story with
us today so we can share how we can help.
Give us a call at
(503) 773-5242 to request your initial consultation, no pressure and at no cost. We provide
services in both English and Spanish and can travel to you if necessary.
How Negligence Leads to Pedestrian Accidents
All too often, motorists and, in some cases, bicyclists are not paying
attention. When this is the case, people on foot can be struck and seriously
injured or even killed. There is never an excuse for negligence, yet it
is the number one cause of pedestrian accidents in Oregon and across the
Examples of how negligence can lead to serious pedestrian accidents include:
- Distracted drivers failing to see a pedestrian in the crosswalk
- Drunk drivers veering onto sidewalks
- Speeding drivers failing to stop in time for a pedestrian crossing an intersection
- Motorists failing to check for pedestrians before making unprotected turns
- People opening parked car doors into pedestrians
- Bicyclists riding on sidewalks in areas where this is not permitted
- Drivers failing to stop at red lights or stop signs
- Motorists failing to yield the right-of-way to pedestrians
These are just some of many examples of how negligence can lead to serious
trucks, bicycles, etc. and pedestrians. Regardless of how your accident occurred,
our firm can help you determine who was at fault and, therefore, liable
for your injuries and other damages.
Damages in Pedestrian Accident Cases
You may have heard the term “damages” in regards to personal
injury cases; damages is a legal term for economic and non-economic losses
a person suffers as a result of someone else’s negligent or wrongful
actions or inactions. In other words, the “costs” of your
injuries—whether they are financial in nature or physical/emotional
costs—are your damages.
Every case is different and, therefore, it is not possible to determine
exactly which damages you will be able to recover after your pedestrian
accident. Similarly, it is not possible for any attorney to determine
the value of your claim without first going over the specifics of your
case—be wary of any attorney who promises a specific outcome or recovery.
All that being said, most pedestrian accident victims are able to recover
the following damages:
All medical expenses related to the accident, including:
- Emergency treatment
- Ambulance fees
- Emergency room/hospital fees
- Rehabilitative therapy
- Pain management programs
- Ongoing treatment and care
- In-home care costs
- Medical equipment (wheelchairs, crutches, etc.)
- Medical devices, including prosthetics
- Lost wages and/or income, including future earnings
- Lost or reduced earning capacity (when injuries are partially or fully
- Counseling for mental health issues, such as depression, anxiety, or PTSD
- Pain and suffering, including both physical pain and emotional distress
If your loved one was killed in a pedestrian accident, you may be able
to file a
wrongful death claim and seek compensation for damages such as medical expenses associated
with your loved one’s final treatment, funeral/burial costs, loss
of financial support/income, loss of companionship and love, loss of guidance, and more.
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While nothing can undo the immense challenges brought on by a pedestrian
accident, a successful
personal injury claim can allow you to receive the compensation you need to obtain critical
medical treatment and keep up with your daily expenses and bills while
you recover. It can also provide you with a much-needed sense of justice
and help ensure that similar events do not occur again in the future.
It is very important that you work with an attorney who has the right experience.
At Lowe Law Firm, our Portland pedestrian accident lawyers have recovered
millions of dollars for our clients. We are proud to celebrate our clients’
victories and always work to maximize our clients’ claims. We are
available by phone 24/7 and can schedule same-day appointments so you
can immediately get the ball rolling on your recovery. We encourage you
to reach out to us today to discuss your situation with one of our attorneys,
no pressure and no cost.
(503) 773-5242 or
contact us online today to get started.