Pedestrian Accident Attorney
Pedestrian Accident Lawyer
A pedestrian accident injury can come with all kinds of emotional stressors, financial hardship and chronic injuries. As you or a loved one navigates this time, know that you are not alone. Steele Law will fight for you and advocate for the economic damages, punitive damages, and the full financial compensation you deserve.
Many pedestrian accidents are caused by a negligent driver who fails to yield the right of way to the person on foot. Oregon laws regarding pedestrian accidents are similar to those of automobiles. The laws are clear, but they have many stipulations. If you have Personal Injury Protection insurance, your bills from an accident when you were injured as a pedestrian may exceed your coverage. You will need a lawyer with an exemplary, winning record and in-depth knowledge of how the insurance company works against you. You may be entitled to reimbursement for medical bills for your injuries, lost wages, property damage recovery, and compensation for projected future medical expenses because of the accident. Further, you may be entitled to punitive damages to ensure the kind of accident and injury you suffered does not happen again.
Filing a Personal Injury Claim in Oregon
In most instances, Oregon law requires filing a personal injury lawsuit within two years of the accident. This holds true for most pedestrian accidents as well. You will need an attorney who will fully investigate your accident. The Steele Law Firm offers services in pedestrian accident cases. Licensed to practice in both Oregon and Washington, Nathan Steele is prepared to stand by you and to fight for your rights. Consultation is free. Don’t wait! Contact our law firm today to discuss your case.
What To Do If You Are a Pedestrian Accident Victim
If you have been injured or lost a loved one in a pedestrian accident, get the justice you deserve. You have a right to seek compensation for your medical expenses and other losses. Injuries sustained in pedestrian accident cases can be severe from broken bones and spinal cord injury to traumatic brain injury. Here are a few things an injured pedestrian should do following an accident:
- Seek medical assistance immediately
- Document your injuries
- Call the police
- Do not discuss fault on the scene or to the other party’s insurance company
- Contact your insurance company
- Seek legal assistance
What Is a Pedestrian Accident Lawsuit?
A pedestrian accident lawsuit is a personal injury case. You likely have cause for a pedestrian accident claim if you were injured as a result of the negligent behavior and you were at least partially not at fault for the accident. These lawsuits often involve pedestrian fatality from a motor vehicle, car accident, pedestrian injury, bicycle accident, wrongful death or pedestrian collision.
Contact a Pedestrian Accident Attorney
Being the victim of a traffic accident as a pedestrian can be devasting. Let our experienced attorney and compassionate law firm take the responsibility off your shoulders. The Steele Law Firm personal injury lawyer can help with your pedestrian accident case.