According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Association, there were 71,000
US pedestrians injured in collisions in 2002. Over 4,800 of those were killed. Safety for those walking, especially for children walking to school, is important to
the Portland injury lawyers here at Peterson Law Offices, and we do our best to represent the interests of those who are injured as pedestrians,
One of the more common pedestrian accidents occurs when a pedestrian in the crosswalk is obscured from a driver in the far lane by a driver who yields close to the crosswalk in the nearest lane. The Oregon DOT design manual recommends the use of curb extensions, as well as visible markers like stop bars, to prevent this type of collision. These can decrease the risk of motorists striking pedestrians by about 60 percent. Didn't know that? Well, that's why you need a Portland injury lawyer.
A lawyer knows
or can research the laws that pertain to your injury and how to best present your case to the insurance company or the court. If you're injured in an accident and you try to negotiate your own claims with the insurance company, you might end up being shorted. A lawyer will be able to better assess your particular situation and work with the insurance company to get you the settlement you deserve.
Even in Portland, accidents do happen. When they do, you need a Portland injury lawyer who will care about you and your claim. The lawyers at Peterson Law Offices have the expertise needed to best represent your interests. Contact us at your earliest convenience at (503) 280-0888. We will schedule a free consultation so we can discuss your injuries and determine the best possible way to proceed.