Portland, OR – Accident with Injuries on SW 4th AveOregon Legal News
Portland, OR (January 21, 2021) – A motor vehicle accident reported in the Portland area resulted in injuries early Thursday afternoon. Just after 1:30 p.m., on January 21, the Portland Fire & Rescue responded to the scene of a crash on Southwest 4th Avenue.
Reports from authorities show that a crash involving motor vehicles took place on Southwest 4th Avenue at the intersection with Southwest Jefferson Street. The crash caused some delays in the area. Police and firefighters spent around 50-minutes at the scene of the crash as they worked to clear the vehicles and debris and initiate investigations.
At least one person was transported to a local hospital for the treatment of injuries. At this time, investigations surrounding the cause of the crash are underway.
Our thoughts are with the victims who were injured in this accident. We hope for their fast and full recovery.
Car Accidents in Oregon
Each year, more than 8,000 people are injured in motor vehicle accidents in the Portland area. Although many accidents result in minor injuries and disruptions, thousands of people require medical treatment and have to spend days or even weeks in area hospitals. Quite often, victims require surgery, therapy, and are forced to endure both immediate and long-term consequences.
Although we like to think that everyone sharing the road with us has our best interest in mind, this is far from the truth. In fact, the majority of motor vehicle accidents are caused by driver error and actions. Drivers are often distracted by phones, radios, and passengers, and they take their eyes off the road. In other cases, drivers enter roadways while intoxicated or engage in aggressive driving behaviors. When victims are injured in accidents as a result of other drivers’ actions, they should reach out to a car accident attorney in Oregon as soon as possible. Victims may be able to obtain compensation from at-fault drivers to help cover towering medical costs, lost wages, and other expenses they face moving forward.
The knowledgeable and seasoned Oregon personal injury attorneys at Kivel & Howard have decades of combined experience helping accident victims get the justice they deserve after being harmed in vehicle collisions. Our clients can depend on us to keep their best interests in mind as we fight on their behalf to ensure they are fully and fairly compensated for their injuries. We strive to provide excellence to each client as we provide individualized representation to them to ensure their specific legal needs are met. If you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident as a result of another person’s actions, contact our personal injury attorneys in Oregon at (503) 796-0909 or (503) 802-4800 to schedule a free case evaluation today. Our team is available at your earliest convenience to meet with you and discuss the circumstances surrounding your accident to determine the best legal options available for you moving forward. Call now to see how we can help you.
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Disclaimer: These posts are written with the intent to provide Oregonians with overall driving and safety information in an effort to reduce the number of serious accidents that take place on our roads and highways. These posts are not intended to provide medical or legal advice of any kind. The photograph used in this story is not representative of the actual accident scene.