Gresham, OR – Female Pedestrian Loses Life in Crash with U-Haul on E Burnside StOregon Legal News
Gresham, OR (February 23, 2023) – Emergency crews across Gresham were called to assist at the scene of an automobile accident that occurred on Monday afternoon and claimed one person’s life.
Calls for help were received just before 3:00 p.m. on February 20.
Reports provided by the Gresham Police Department show that a female pedestrian was struck by a U-Haul truck on Monday afternoon on East Burnside Street.
The victim suffered critical injuries as a result of the crash and was rushed to an area hospital for emergency care. However, authorities confirmed that she passed away as a result of her injuries.
The Gresham Police Department is currently investigating the accident.
We offer our condolences to the family of the woman who died in this crash.
Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in Oregon
Fatal pedestrian accidents take place frequently in Oregon. Unfortunately, the impacts can be far-reaching. Families often struggle to move forward, both mentally and financially. The sudden and unexpected loss of a loved one can take a toll on surviving family members who are forced to deal with the unexpected and sudden loss.
Unfortunately, the majority of these accidents take place due to the careless and negligent actions of other drivers. Common causes of fatal pedestrian accidents in our state include:
- Motorists who run red lights at intersections
- Motorists who are using their phones to text others while driving
- Drivers who fail to yield to pedestrians
- Motorists who are under the influence of drugs or alcohol
If you have experienced the sudden and unexpected loss of a loved one as a result of a fatal pedestrian accident, your family may have legal options that can help you move forward. Filing a wrongful death claim against the responsible party can help your family gain a sense of closure. Furthermore, it can provide some financial relief for the damages that you face. A wrongful death claim can help your family get compensation for:
- The costs of funeral arrangements and burial fees
- Any resulting medical expenses
- Any lost earning capacity
- Any loss of benefits
- Any loss of services
- The loss of consortium
- Pain and suffering on behalf of the victim
- Pain and suffering on your behalf
It is important that you seek legal guidance right away. Taking swift legal action after injuring the sudden and unexpected loss will provide you with the best chance of getting justice. A Gresham wrongful death lawyer will be able to guide you through the process and fight for compensation on your behalf.
Kivel & Howard is an experienced and compassionate Oregon personal injury law firm that understands the emotional and financial challenges families face after losing a loved one. Our attorneys are here to provide personalized service and legal representation so you can rest assured that your rights will be protected. If you have recently lost a loved one due to a pedestrian accident, reach out to our office for your free initial consultation by calling (503) 796-0909 or (503) 802-4800 right away. Our compassionate legal team is dedicated to helping your family in any way we can during these difficult times.