Portland, OR – Man Fatally Struck by Vehicle on NE 82nd Ave near NE Glisan StOregon Legal News
Portland, OR (April 29, 2023) – A man in a wheelchair has died as a result of a fatal crash that took place in the Montavilla neighborhood on Friday morning, April 28.
Reports provided by the Portland Police Bureau show that a man in a wheelchair was struck by a vehicle on Northeast 82nd Avenue. Authorities arrived at the scene and located the man with severe injuries in the area near Northeast Glisan Street.
The police attempted to render lifesaving measures to the victim. Despite the best medical efforts of responding to emergency crews, the man ended up passing away from his injuries.
At this time, the incident remains under investigation.
We offer our sincerest sympathies to the family of the man who lost his life in this accident.
Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in Oregon
Fatal pedestrian accidents occur far too often in the state of Oregon. These accidents leave families to deal with overwhelming consequences. It is impossible to prepare for the sudden and unexpected loss of a loved one. Unfortunately, many victims end up passing away due to the reckless and negligent actions of others.
We see far too many fatal accidents take place in our state as a result of impaired drivers, speeding motorists, and drivers who fail to yield the right-of-way to pedestrians. When negligent drivers cause fatal accidents that take the lives of innocent people, families are often able to take legal action against them.
In Oregon, bereaved families have the legal ability to file a wrongful death claim against the person who took the life of their loved one. A wrongful death claim is designed to provide families with financial relief for some of the losses and damages that they experienced due to the unexpected loss. In Oregon, wrongful death claims can provide families with the money they need for funeral and burial arrangements. They also have the ability to recover compensation for lost earning capacity, loss of inheritance, loss of services, and various other damages.
To ensure your family has the best chance of getting justice after experiencing the sudden and unexpected loss of a loved one, it is crucial that you reach out to a wrongful death lawyer in Portland right away. While working with our team at Kivel & Howard, we will get to work immediately on building your case against the defendant so you are able to maximize your financial recovery.
At Kivel & Howard, our Oregon wrongful death lawyers are dedicated to providing you with the highest quality of legal representation. We understand how difficult it can be to cope with the loss of a loved one and we want to help you get the justice that you deserve. Our experienced team is here for whatever your needs may be and will work hard to make sure that those responsible for your loved one’s death are held accountable. Contact us today by calling (503) 796-0909 and (503) 802-4800 so that we can begin working on your case immediately.