Crossing The Street Should Not Lead To Catastrophe
One of the primary areas of Sarah Nelson, P.C.'s Portland personal injury practice involves protecting the rights of pedestrians injured by cars while walking the streets of Portland, Salem, Vancouver or some of Oregon's more rural communities. Many Oregon car accident lawyers tout themselves as crosswalk or walking accident lawyers, but few understand the nuances of prosecuting a claim on behalf of and protecting the rights of pedestrians.
The Downside To Being Green
Oregon is as green a state as any in the United States. Sustainability begins with reducing our carbon footprint, and most everyone knows by now that walking or bicycling instead of driving is a major way to help the environment. Many of us believe that aside from the environmental concerns, walking is an inherently relaxing, grounding form of exercise.
Portland, as much as any, is a walking city. There is a negative byproduct, however, of that very positive aspect of our city. Pedestrians are no match for automobiles when the two collide. Unfortunately, pedestrian accidents in Portland occur much more frequently than you might think. In today's distracted driver culture, pedestrian and crosswalk accidents are on the rise. Whether caused by a driver on a cell phone, an impaired driver who is drunk driving or just a negligent failure to pay attention when driving, pedestrian accidents can be fatal. The highest percentage of pedestrian vs. car accidents occur in marked crosswalks, the very areas designated for pedestrians to safely traverse busy thoroughfares.
Astute Representation When You Need It
Whether a crosswalk accident or some other walking accident with a car, an experienced Portland crosswalk accident lawyer will commence an accident scene investigation immediately to determine the best way to prove the negligence that resulted in the injury or death of a loved one. Police records must be examined and witnesses must be interviewed.
When the time is right, we will open a dialogue with the driver's insurance carrier and file a lawsuit to maximize your recovery. Pedestrian and crosswalk lawsuits require a skill set distinct from run of the mill car accident cases. If you or a loved one has been the victim of a pedestrian vs. car accident, contact an experienced Portland crosswalk injury lawyer. Contact Sarah Nelson, P.C.
Contact A Portland Pedestrian And Crosswalk Accident Attorney
Contact Sarah Nelson, P.C., to schedule a free and confidential consultation about your pedestrian accident injury at no cost or obligation. You may call us at 503-928-8053. You may also contact us online to start talking with an experienced trial lawyer.