Portland Pedestrian Accident Lawyers
Pedestrians are perhaps the most vulnerable travelers of all in traffic situations.
Careless motorists can potentially cause severe injury and death to unsuspecting individuals as they move through traffic. When pedestrians are injured, a Portland pedestrian accident lawyer at Strong Law can help recover much-needed funds for their losses.FREE CONSULTATION
Why Choose Strong Law?
A Proven Track Record of Client Victories
After years of working as an insurance defense attorney, firm founder Jed Strong decided to dedicate his work to fighting for injury victims instead of against them. Strong and his fellow lawyers know how the other side works and how to effectively counter the tactics employed to pay injury victims less.
Strong Law has been consistently recovering substantial compensation for its clients since 2016. If you’ve been injured in a pedestrian accident, we can help you, too.
Success Rate of 98%
Strong Law boasts an astounding 98% success rate, demonstrating that we’ll do whatever it takes to get our clients the funds they deserve. Our experience, skill, and determination have earned us a reputation for being staunch advocates who never back down until our clients are financially whole.
Personalized Attention for Each Client
As a client of Strong Law, you’re more than a case number. We consider each person we represent to be part of the Strong Family. We, therefore, strive to make our clients feel welcome and always provided for. We’re available 24 hours a day to address your questions or concerns.
When you choose Strong Law to represent you, you get a law firm with:
- Multiple millions of dollars recovered from negligent actors
- Experienced and skilled attorneys who care
- A reputation for winning cases
- A direct line to the firm’s attorneys
- Hundreds of satisfied clients.
Call (206) 741-1053 today to set up a free consultation with a Portland pedestrian injury attorney from our team. Let Strong Law show you what we can do to secure restitution for your losses.
Damages Available for Pedestrian Accident Victims
Justice for Your Losses Through Compensation
If you’ve been in a pedestrian accident, you’ve likely suffered various losses. In the legal world, these losses are known as “damages.” Typically, pedestrian damages are extensive, most notably due to how vulnerable pedestrians are in accidents. The good news is a pedestrian injury lawyer can help you recover compensation for many of your damages.
Medical Care Expenses
The medical expenses pedestrians experience can be substantial. With no protection against vehicles, pedestrians experience higher rates of grave injury and death than motorists.
After initial treatment, an injured pedestrian could be looking at further expensive procedures, such as surgeries and long-term care, which could prove to be permanent. Add prescription medication costs and rehabilitation to the equation, and you’re potentially looking at crushing medical debt, even with health insurance.
Fortunately, your compensation claim may include reasonable medical expenses related to your injuries.
A pedestrian injury can knock you out of the workforce, which means loss of income and future uncertainty. Under Oregon law, injury victims can demand compensation for their lost income, including future loss of income.
Home Healthcare and Other Similar Expenses
Injury victims often must hire domestic homecare and home healthcare workers to help them accomplish household tasks, such as cleaning, cooking, grocery shopping, and doing laundry. Additionally, some pedestrian accident victims must pay for expensive home and vehicle modifications to accommodate their injuries.
Your Portland pedestrian accident lawyer will also be fighting for compensation for varying non-monetary damages. These setbacks may not directly result in a loss of financial resources, but they can cause verifiable emotional and psychological harm. They include:
- Pain and suffering
- Trauma or acute emotional distress
- Loss of care, comfort, and companionship
- Interference with normal life activities
- Diminished quality of life.
Insurance companies fight hard to limit these damages and have methods of convincing injury victims to settle for less. At Strong Law, we’ve built a reputation as a firm that doesn’t entertain inadequate damage calculations. We’ll fight insurance companies to the end to get what we believe our clients deserve for their losses.
Building a Strong Case
Regardless of how obvious the fault might be in an accident, pedestrian injury victims must still build a strong case to receive compensation. Doing so begins with your Portland pedestrian accident lawyer identifying the precise actions that led to the accident and demonstrating that these actions were negligent.
How Your Portland Pedestrian Accident Lawyer Will Prove Negligence
Negligence refers to behavior that falls below a required standard of care. In traffic situations, it can manifest in a variety of ways, such as:
- Failure to keep eyes on the road (distracted driving)
- Driving while intoxicated
- Failure to signal
- Failure to yield
Each of these actions can independently cause a pedestrian accident. In many instances, drivers commit more than one negligent action simultaneously, exponentially increasing the likelihood of an accident.
Proving negligence requires your Portland pedestrian injury lawyer to gather evidence of the behavior in question. In pedestrian accident cases, various types of evidence are typically available, including:
- Police and DMV reports of the accident
- Traffic video camera footage
- Video from individual witnesses
- Witness statements
- Expert reconstructions.
Once liability for the negligent act or acts has been established, your Portland pedestrian accident lawyer must show that the driver’s negligence caused your injuries. This task also requires strong evidence.
Often, the results of injury cases depend heavily on the strength of the evidence and how it’s presented. When there are evidentiary issues, insurance companies become emboldened to deny valid claims or pay victims much less than they should. For this reason, working with a dedicated Portland pedestrian accident injury lawyer is essential for any pedestrian injury victim looking for maximum compensation.
How Our Portland Pedestrian Injury Lawyers Can Help
We Look After Everything So You Can Recover in Peace
At Strong Law, we take the burden of filing for compensation off your shoulders and handle the legal heavy lifting for you. You never have to worry about meeting deadlines or correctly drafting and filing the right paperwork. Instead, you get to devote your precious time to healing while we fight for the compensation you need.
When one of our Portland pedestrian injury attorneys takes your case, they’ll see to every task required to build a viable, successful case, including:
- Hiring investigators to investigate the accident and gather evidence
- Hiring traffic and medical experts when appropriate
- Drafting and filing claim paperwork and communications
- Negotiating with insurance company adjusters for a proper settlement
- Filing a lawsuit and fighting for you at trial, if necessary.
Contact Strong Law to schedule a free consultation with a Portland pedestrian injury attorney from our team. You deserve the quality representation that our firm is known for. Call (206) 741-1053 to set up a consultation today.
Common Injuries from Pedestrian Accidents
Pedestrian accidents tend to produce some of the most devastating traffic injuries. Even at lower speeds, pedestrians typically suffer severe harm. According to various tests and studies, a pedestrian’s risk of serious injury or death skyrockets the faster the vehicle involved is traveling. To illustrate this risk, consider the following rates of injury and death:
- 10% risk of serious injury at 16 mph; 10% risk of death at 23 mph
- 25% risk of serious injury at 23 mph; 25% risk of death at 32 mph
- 50% risk of serious injury at 31 mph; 50% risk of death at 42 mph
- 90% risk of serious injury at 46 mph; 50% risk of death at 58 mph.
The age and condition of the pedestrian also play a factor in the severity of the injury. Elderly pedestrian accident victims, for example, tend to fare worse than younger ones. The same holds for pedestrians with pre-existing health conditions compared to healthier ones.
Some of the most common injuries pedestrians encounter include:
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
- Neck, back, and spinal cord injuries
- Broken and crushed bones
- Burns, lacerations, and abrasions.
In some cases, these injuries may be difficult to detect and may go untreated as a result, which usually leads to their worsening. For this reason, medical and legal experts recommend that all pedestrian accident victims seek a comprehensive medical evaluation after any injury, major or minor.
Preparing for Your Free Consultation with Our Portland Pedestrian Accident Attorneys
For us to better serve you, it will be helpful for you to make some basic preparations before your initial consultation. As mentioned, evidence is vital for your claim. Any of the following evidentiary items will help your Portland pedestrian injury lawyer evaluate your case:
- Police or DMV reports
- Photos and video from the scene
- Medical records
- Medical account balances and billing
- Work schedule
- Receipts for expenses related to your injury.
You should also bring evidence of your pre-accident activities and how the accident has affected your life. Journals, calendars, and statements from loved ones and friends work well for documenting upsetting changes.
Frequently Asked Questions
Please review the questions and answers below for more information on pedestrian accidents and their aftermath.
Contact us anytime to speak with a Portland pedestrian accident attorney for further explanations and answers. We enjoy fielding questions and are always available to educate our clients.
What is the statute of limitation for pedestrian accident lawsuits?
Pedestrians injured by negligent drivers have two years to file a lawsuit, after which their claim will likely become invalid. Exceptions do exist for this rule, but they are few. Pedestrian accident victims need to take prompt legal action as soon after their accident as possible.
How much does a pedestrian injury lawyer from your firm charge?
At Strong Law, we take cases on a contingency basis, meaning our fee is entirely dependent upon the level of compensation we recover for you. In other words, we don’t get paid unless you do.
Additionally, there are no upfront costs when you hire a Portland pedestrian accident attorney from our firm. Payment comes at the end of the case if and only if we successfully recover compensation for you.
How fast can I get a compensation payout?
The speediness of your payout depends on the circumstances of your case. Relatively straightforward claims tend to be resolved more expeditiously than complex or contentious claims. In some cases, a pedestrian accident claim can be resolved in a few months. By contrast, a case with more complicated circumstances might take more than a year to resolve.
I got a compensation offer from an insurance company. Should I take it?
If you receive a compensation offer from an insurance company, don’t accept it until you’ve had a chance to meet with an experienced Portland pedestrian accident attorney. More likely than not, the figure quoted in the offer is far less than what you truly deserve. Speaking with a pedestrian injury lawyer will give you a better idea of the true value of your case.
Insurance companies care about their own interests, not yours. They’ll always offer you less than you deserve in hopes that you’ll accept and limit the damage done to their bottom line.
Will my case go to trial?
Most likely not. In most cases, pedestrian claims are resolved long before a trial becomes necessary. With that being said, there’s always a chance that a trial may be necessary in cases involving grave injuries.
Strong Law works hard to come to a satisfying agreement with every insurance company we take on. We know how badly our clients need compensation, and we work to secure necessary payouts promptly. Sometimes, however, the only way to get our clients what they deserve is to take their claims to court. If this becomes necessary, you can rest assured that Strong Law will fight tirelessly to attain a favorable outcome in your case.
“Excellent attorneys and staff!! My attorney, Peter, and his paralegal, Katrina, went ABOVE & BEYOND to get me a settlement that was even higher than my own personal bottom line. I highly recommend Strong Law for all your personal injury claims. I would not have been able to navigate this 3-year long journey without them! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!”