Oregon Pedestrian Accidents
Pedestrian accidents are on the rise in at least half of US states over the last few years, according to data compiled by the Governors Highway Safety Association in Washington, DC.
This data also shows Oregon as one of those states with an increase in pedestrian fatalities resulting from these types of accidents by 100% – from 21 in 2014 to 42 in 2015. Only one state, Ohio, had a larger percentage of change, at 124%. This may coincide with the number of people moving to Oregon increasing as well, and it should serve as a reminder to pay attention now more than ever when you’re driving, or walking, or riding a bike on our streets and highways.
If it comes down to a trial when you’re trying to receive compensation from an insurance company after a pedestrian accident in Oregon, a successful and experienced personal injury attorney is a must-have.
Whatever mode of transportation you choose to use, you have a responsibility to operate the vehicle, bike, or your own body in a safe manner. If you obey traffic laws and suggestions, understand right-of-way, and pay close attention to other drivers and pedestrians and act in a defensive manner, you should be able to avoid many causes of pedestrian accidents.
If you’re hurt in an accident and your injuries are likely to cause huge medical bills, it is absolutely crucial that you utilize the services of an attorney that understands your situation, and has experience with personal injury cases and negotiating fair settlements from insurance companies. The Law Office of Richard Potter is committed to your case, and to justice. Call our office today for more information, or to schedule a consultation: 541-868-1646 or 800-331-6957