Tag: Pedestrian Accident
The Oregon Litigation Process
Here are some highlights of what you can expect a lawyer to do in a wrongful death case. This is only a selection; there is much more, but since every case is different, we have singled out some of the more common tasks so you can get a flavor. Preserve all evidence: take photos of… read more
How much will it cost me to hire a Personal Injury law firm?
After all of the pain, suffering, and confusion involved in an accident or injury, it can be disheartening to consider the cost of hiring a law firm to represent you for your case. Fortunately, when you work with us, you will not have to worry about cost. We take our fees as a simple percentage… read more
Is your attorney available to meet with you personally?
Surprisingly, some personal injury attorneys don’t make themselves available to meet with their clients and only send out their liaisons to collect your information. Generally this means that they are not invested in your case and that you will not receive the best representation possible. At our firm, we care about our clients. We care… read more
What guarantee can my attorney offer me?
Accident cases are all different and there are dozens of variables involved in each and every case. For this reason, it is impossible to guarantee an outcome on your case. However, it is a fact that accident victims who use the services of a Personal Injury attorney receive, on average, more than 3 times the… read more
Should I expect to receive payment for what I’m enduring as a victim of an accident?
If you’ve been the victim of an accident, you may require extensive medical treatment. So it’s important to remember that you must receive proper medical treatment so that you can recover from your accident. Also, since you have been the victim of an accident, you should know that insurance companies will compensate you for “pain… read more
Should I sign the information releases that the insurance adjuster gave me?
It is very important that you do not sign any release forms that you received from an insurance adjuster without first talking to an attorney. Remember that the insurance adjuster’s main goal is to keep the payments they make to accident victims like you as small as possible. That’s why we are here for you—to… read more
Not Telling your Attorney these 5 Things Could Wreck your Case
If you hire a lawyer, or are considering hiring a lawyer, for your personal injury claim, it is important to recognize that this will become a long-term, important relationship. This means you need to be honest and open with your attorney at all times. Here are several things your attorney will need to know during… read more
6 Causes of Portland Pedestrian Accidents and Injuries
Recently, there have been an increased amount of pedestrian deaths and injuries from being struck by a vehicle. Every two hours, a pedestrian is killed in a car related crash. Approximately 85,000 people are injured or killed annually in accidents where they are hit by a car as a pedestrian. Most often occurring at intersections… read more
Crosswalk Safety Every Pedestrian and Driver Should Know
Some people get confused when a well-marked crosswalk (sometimes called “zebra-stripped”) also has a traffic signal because they think that cars must stop for pedestrians in a crosswalk. However, when there is a cross walk AND a signal, a pedestrian must obey the signal. If not, he/she commits the offense of failure to yield (or… read more
UPDATE: Second Pedestrian Dies after Southeast Portland Accident
Almost three months after the accident on Foster Road in which two women, Jessica Finlay, 28, and Lindsay Leonard, 23, were hit by a car while crossing the street, Jessica Finlay has died. She had been in a coma since the accident on November 1, 2009. Lindsay Leonard died in the crash.