Pedestrian Accidents Call for a Strong Attorney
Whether you are walking on a sidewalk, in a crosswalk or in a parking lot, you have little control over the actions of drivers. A distracted driver may be looking at a cell phone or changing stations on the radio and never see a pedestrian until it's too late.
Pedestrian accidents that result in serious injuries demand the assistance of an experienced attorney who serves clients in Oregon and Washington. Insurance companies may try to limit your compensation if you were injured. With so much at stake, you need an aggressive attorney on your side. At Zbinden & Curtis, we fight relentlessly for maximum compensation for our clients. Contact us today for a free consultation.
Each year, there are more than 4,500 fatal pedestrian accidents, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Common injuries include the following:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Fractures or broken bones
- Injuries requiring surgery
- Spinal cord injury or paralysis
How to Reduce Risk of Pedestrian Accidents
In some cases, a pedestrian injury results in death, leading to a potential wrongful death lawsuit.
To reduce the risk of injuries, pedestrians should keep in mind the following:
- Use clearly marked cross-walks
- Don't interrupt the flow of traffic by darting out into the road
- Wait for a "walk" signal to cross the street
Drivers can do their part to help prevent pedestrian accidents by doing the following:
- Use turn signals
- Obey speed limits
- Yield to pedestrians in cross-walks
- Pay attention to road conditions
Contact a Pedestrian Accident Attorney
Oregon and Washington pedestrian accidents happen all too frequently. If you or someone you know has been injured, contact an experienced attorney with our firm today. Your personal injury consultation is free and confidential. You don't pay us any fees unless we obtain a monetary recovery. Call (503) 287-5000 today.