Experienced Pedestrian Accident Attorneys
Pedestrians are among the most vulnerable people on the road. NHTSA records for 2012 showed that fatalities among pedestrians increased for the third consecutive year to over 4600 (a 6.4 percent increase over 2011). There were 70,000 pedestrians injured in the USA in 2010. The large majority of pedestrian deaths occurred in urban areas, at non-intersections at night and many involved alcohol — 47% of the traffic crashes that resulted in pedestrian death involved a drinking driver. Too often, drivers are inattentive to the presence of pedestrians and don't pay attention to the direction their car is traveling.
If you or a loved one has been in a pedestrian accident, it is very important to talk to a qualified pedestrian injury attorney immediately. When you wait too long, evidence in your case may be lost, witnesses may disappear, and insurance companies may take advantage of you.
We have attorney's licensed in both Washington and Oregon and our firm has long experience representing pedestrians struck by motor vehicles in both states. Often in the Vancouver or Portland area an accident may involve persons from different states with insurance coverage particular to either Washington or Oregon. We're well versed in handling dual state cases and ensuring our clients get just compensation for their injuries.
Washington and Oregon Pedestrian Accident Attorneys
In a personal injury lawsuit, damages are meant to compensate the injured person for all harm that was suffered. There is a saying in law that damages are “meant to make a person whole again.” Though it is difficult to equate money with injuries, there are multiple categories of damages including:
- medical expenses (past and future)
- lost wages (past and future)
- pain and suffering, and
- loss of enjoyment of life.
Turn to Lawyers With the Right Kind of Experience Representing Pedestrians
We have successfully handled a number of cases in both Washington and Oregon involving pedestrian accidents, and our firm has the advantage of being able to cover initial costs of litigation prior to receiving insurance payouts. Our attorneys operate as a collaborative team with many decades of combined experience.
If you are the victim in a Washington or Oregon pedestrian accident we are available to help. Please call 360-695-4244 for a free consultation or send us an e-mail and we will get in touch with you promptly.