Portland, OR – Auto Accident with Injuries Reported on I-405 Freeway near Exit 1COregon Legal News
Portland, OR (March 13, 2022) – A motor vehicle accident reported in the Portland area ended in injuries. At around 4:15 p.m., on March 11, the Portland Police and firefighters responded to the scene of a crash on the Interstate 405 Freeway.
Reports from authorities show that a collision between vehicles occurred on the northbound side of the freeway. The incident caused delays in the area of Exit 1C for Southwest 6th Avenue.
At least one person involved in the accident was transported to a local hospital for the treatment of injuries.
At this time, the incident remains under investigation.
Our thoughts are with the victims who were injured in this accident. We hope for their full recovery.
Car Accidents in Oregon
Data provided by the National Safety Council (NSC) shows that the number of traffic-related fatalities across the state of Oregon increased around 4% between 2018 and 2019. Not only are victims losing their lives in collisions at an alarming rate, but they are becoming injured more often as well. In the Portland area alone, more than 8,000 people are injured in vehicle collisions each year.
These accidents are often unpredictable. However, we continue to see a significant number of people harmed in accidents due to the negligence of other motorists. Drivers who are under the influence of alcohol, distracted by cell phones, and drivers who speed and engage in other reckless driving behaviors place the lives of other motorists and their passengers at risk every day across our state.
Motor vehicle accidents often leave victims with injuries that cause overwhelming pain and suffering. In many instances, victims require hospitalization and have to take several weeks or even months off work to recover.
When victims are injured in accidents, due to the negligence of others, they often have legal options available to help them hold at-fault parties accountable. Working with a Portland car accident attorney can help to ensure you are able to get the justice and the compensation you deserve. A skilled legal team will review the circumstances surrounding your accident and help you protect your legal rights as you move forward.
Portland Personal Injury Lawyers
Our knowledgeable, seasoned Portland personal injury attorneys at Kivel & Howard have decades of experience helping injured victims get the justice they deserve after being harmed in traffic-related incidents caused by negligent drivers. Our clients can depend on us to protect their legal rights and their best interests every step of the way as we fight on their behalf to help them recover full and fair compensation for their injuries.
Following a consultation, our team will get to work on investigating your accident on building a solid case. We will remain available to answer any questions you have about the legal process and provide you with insight throughout the duration of your claim to ensure you are always aware of what is taking place. If you have been injured in an accident due to another person’s negligence contact our personal injury attorneys in Oregon at (503) 796-0909 or (503) 802-4800 today to schedule a free case evaluation today.
Note: We utilize several outside sources when creating this accident news post for Kivel & Howard. Our sources include news and media outlets, state and local police incident reports as well as statements taken from individuals who have witnessed the accident. Because of this, the facts surrounding this accident have not been independently verified by our writing staff. If you find any information that is inaccurate in our story, let us know and we will correct the post to reflect the most accurate information available. We will remove this post from our site upon request.
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.