If you or a loved one has been the victim of a pedestrian accident, it’s vital that you consult with an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible. Numerous potential dangers exist for pedestrians in Oregon. While walking through crosswalks, jogging down the street, or even walking on the sidewalk, people are vulnerable to motor vehicles. When a driver injures a pedestrian, the driver will most often be at fault, even in cases where the pedestrian failed to use a marked crosswalk.
A handful of laws define the rules regarding protected, unmarked road crossing, which may not be obvious to those without a legal background. At the law office of Tawni Tagaki, we have comprehensive knowledge of the laws that protect pedestrians in Oregon. If you’ve been struck by a vehicle in a crosswalk, driveway, parking lot, or anywhere else, we can represent you and obtain full and fair compensation for your injury.
Pursuing Your Fully Recovery
It’s not only passenger vehicle drivers who need to watch out for pedestrians. Bus drivers, commercial vehicle drivers, and even bicyclists must be aware of pedestrians and their right-of-way.
If you’ve been injured as a pedestrian in Oregon, we can help you recover losses from:
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Medical bills
- Rehabilitation costs
- Long-term care or disability costs
- Any other costs applicable to your case
Pedestrian Injury FAQ
Some Oregon neighborhoods have earned a reputation as a “walker’s paradise”. In these communities, a number of people choose to travel on foot for their commutes to work or school, and so pedestrians are a commonality. Even if you own a car and drive frequently, you still find yourself a pedestrian daily, even in such limited instances as walking from your car into a building. Even though walking as a form of transportation may be good for your health and the environment, walking in proximity to traffic comes with a risk of serious injury. Below are some answers to frequently asked questions regarding Oregon pedestrian injuries.
What Are Some Common Causes of Pedestrian Injuries?
While most pedestrian injuries occur as a result of colliding with a motor vehicle, drivers are not the sole causes of pedestrian accidents. Some other causes of this type of accident include:
- Improperly timed traffic and walk signals
- Dangerously designed intersections
- Defects in the sidewalk or property
- Objects falling from windows or buildings.
If your pedestrian accident was caused by any act of negligence, you have a right to hold the negligent party responsible for the costs incurred as a result of your injury.
How Much Can I Recover After a Pedestrian Accident?
This varies from case to case, as it depends on the severity of injuries sustained. With increased medical care and potential loss of wages come greater damages.
Do I Need An Attorney To File a Pedestrian Injury Claim?
Absolutely. There’s no need to navigate the tumultuous terrain of personal injury law alone. Contact one of our experienced Oregon pedestrian accident attorneys today.