Portland Pedestrian Accident Lawyer
Pedestrian 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 Trial Attorneys PC 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 Portland trial attorneys who do whatever it takes to secure justice for our clients. For example:
- Scott Busch v. McInnis Waste Systems: $13.9 million dollar verdict for a pedestrian hit by a garbage truck who suffered a leg amputation.
Pedestrian Accidents Occur in Crosswalks
A majority of pedestrian accidents in Portland, OR 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. Pedestrian injures 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 under the influence of alcohol or drugs
If the wrongful or negligent actions of a driver led to you or a loved one being seriously injured, you may have legal recourse. We invite you to discuss your case with our firm.
Portland residents who’ve experienced pedestrian injuries should not be thinking about dealing with insurance companies. They should focus on healing, not medical expenses and medical bills. It is the goal of our pedestrian accident attorneys to take the burden off you so you can focus on healing.
Portland Pedestrian Accident Statistics
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 pedestrians.
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.
Experts in Oregon Law. Experts in Pedestrian Accident Cases.
The Portland pedestrian accident attorneys at Paulson Coletti Trial Attorneys PC 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
- OregonSuper Lawyers®
We take on cases we believe in and believe we can win. If you would like to learn more about being represented by the Portland pedestrian accident lawyers at Paulson Coletti Trial Attorneys PC , call us at (503) 226-6361 or fill out an online form. Our Portland personal injury attorneys are always available to offer a free consultation.