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 surprising—news.
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 United States.
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 collisions between cars, motorcycles, 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 disabling)
- 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.
Contact Us for a Free Consultation Today
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.
A Sense of Understanding
We will step into your shoes to better understand your goals and effectively fight for the justice that you deserve in your case.
A Client-First Philosophy
Our team is prepared to do whatever is necessary to ensure your comfort and convenience, from traveling to you to arranging your medical care.
A Personalized Experience
Our attorneys refuse to you like another number and are committed to being directly involved in your case every step of the way.
A Results-Driven Approach
We have recovered millions of dollars for injury victims in the past and are committed to winning your case next.
A Network of Support
When you hire our firm, you not only get the support of one attorney but a large team guiding you through the legal process.
A Compassionate Team
Our attorneys are truly empathetic advocates whom you can count on to be in your corner when you need them most.