Every two hours, a pedestrian in the U.S. is killed in a traffic accident, reports the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). In fact, while pedestrian accidents account for about 14 percent of all motor vehicle accident deaths that take place in the U.S. each year, the injury rate associated with pedestrian accidents is even greater, as the NHTSA reports that a pedestrian is injured in a traffic accident once every 8 or so minutes.
What can be just as disturbing as these high rates of pedestrian accident deaths and injuries are the facts that:
- Pedestrians typically have the right-of-way when they are crossing the street, but motorists often still fail to yield to them.
- Motorists can cause pedestrians to sustain life-threatening injuries even when they are going at very slow speeds.
- Many of these accidents are preventable if not for the negligence of a motorist (or some other party).
When any type of negligence contributes to pedestrian injuries or deaths, Beaverton and Washington County Pedestrian Accident Lawyer Linda Weimar is ready to fight for victims’ rights and help them secure compensation. She is also skilled at representing families who may have lost a loved one in a fatal pedestrian accident.
Negligence and Pedestrian Accidents
Some ways in which negligence can be a factor in causing pedestrian accidents include when:
- Other drivers are drunk and/or are under the influence of drugs.
- Other drivers are distracted (because, for instance, they are texting while driving).
- Other drivers are exhausted or fatigued (a factor that has been likened to being as dangerous as drunk driving).
- Other drivers intentionally run red lights, speed or otherwise fail to obey traffic laws.
- Signals at intersections malfunction, and/or there is a lack of signs regarding pedestrian crossings (in which case the party responsible for keeping the roadways safe can be held at least partially liable for accident victims’ injuries and losses).
Because proving when any of these forms of negligence have caused a pedestrian accident can be challenging, it’s crucial that accident victims (including families who have lost a loved one to pedestrian accidents) work with Attorney Linda Weimar for the best chances of securing the settlements or jury verdicts they deserve.
How Our Beaverton and Washington County Pedestrian Accident Lawyer Can Help You
If you have been injured in or lost a loved one to a pedestrian accident, Beaverton and Washington County Accident Attorney Linda Weimar is ready to aggressively advocate your rights in any legal setting.
Since 1997, Attorney Linda Weimar has been committed to providing the highest quality legal services to injured people and holding negligent parties accountable for their careless and reckless behaviors. This means that we can always be counted on to work diligently and relentlessly in order to help each of our clients attain the compensation and justice they deserve.
When injured people choose to work with Beaverton and Washington County Pedestrian Accident Lawyer Linda Weimar, they can trust that their important legal matters will be handled by an experienced, dedicated and skilled professional who will do what it takes to obtain the best possible resolution to their case in the most efficient manner possible.
Let’s Talk about Your Case
You encouraged to attend a free, no obligations initial consult with Attorney Linda Weimar to learn more about your rights and potential entitlements. To set up a meeting today, call us at (503) 640-5000 or email us using the Contact form on this page.
From our offices in Beaverton, Attorney Linda Weimar represents injured people in both Oregon and Washington State, including (not limited to) people in Portland, Beaverton, Wilsonville, West Linn, McMinnville, Oregon City, Gresham, Salem, Coburg, Tigad, Aloha, Forest Grove, Astoria, Lake Oswego, Hillsboro, Redmond, Astoria, and Newberg; and including individuals in Washington County, Multnomah County, Clackamas County, Marion County, Yamhill County, Cowlitz County, Clatsop County and Clark County.