Pedestrian Accident Lawyer in Portland
Pedestrian involved traffic accidents are becoming an increasing problem
throughout the United States. Nationwide, approximately 4,700 people are
killed and another 76,000 are injured in these types of accidents every
year. The victims of many of these accidents are older adults and children,
and leading causes of pedestrian accidents include driver intoxication
and driver distraction.
Paulson Coletti is a fierce advocate for pedestrian accident victims. We
have been voted one of the "Best Law Firms" by US News for our
work representing plaintiffs in personal injury cases. We are experienced
trial attorneys who do whatever it takes to secure justice for our clients.
A majority of pedestrian accidents occur at crosswalks. Although Portland
is one of the most pedestrian friendly urban areas in the nation, there
are still an unfortunate number of crosswalk accidents. These can be caused by:
- Drivers who fail to yield the right of way to pedestrians
- Drivers who run red lights or stop signs
- Drivers who are distracted, especially by texting
- Drivers who are intoxicated or under the influence of drugs
If the wrongful or negligent actions of a driver led to you or someone
you love being seriously injured, you may have legal recourse. We invite
you to discuss your case with our firm.
Pedestrian Accident Statistics in Oregon
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration calculated 55 pedestrian
fatalities resulting from motor vehicle accidents in 2012 out of a total
336 fatalities. In other words 16.4% of all traffic crash fatalities are
According to the Oregon Department of Transportation (DOT), there are approximately
850 accidents that involve pedestrians annually. In 2013, the pedestrian
fatality rate was down 7.12% but 52 people were still killed in avoidable
traffic accidents. The DOT also revealed that 814 pedestrians were injured
in 2013 traffic accidents.
Statistically, the number one driver error in accidents involving pedestrians
is failure to yield the right-of-way, while the number one pedestrian
error is crossing between intersections.
How Paulson Coletti Is Qualified To Help
The trial attorneys at Paulson Coletti have more than 100 years of collective
legal experience and have recovered millions of dollars in verdicts and
settlements on behalf of clients. We have been
awarded for our work representing the rights of accident victims with recognition
such as –
- Best Law Firms by U.S. News
- Best Lawyers in America®
- Best Lawyers – Lawyer of the Year
We take on cases we believe in and believe we can win. If you would like
to learn more about being represented by a Portland pedestrian accident
attorney at Paulson Coletti, call us at (503) 433-3524 or
fill out an online form to request a consultation.