Portland, OR – Man Loses Life in Pedestrian Crash on Lancaster Dr NEOregon Legal News
Portland, OR (May 9, 2022) – A 34-year-old man has lost his life following a pedestrian accident on Friday evening in East Salem, according to local authorities. At around 10:25 p.m., on May 6, emergency crews were dispatched to the scene of an auto accident on Lancaster Drive Northeast.
Reports from the Marion County Sheriff’s Office show that a 34-year-old man was walking in the 600 block of Lancaster Drive Northeast. For unknown reasons, he was struck by a vehicle.
The driver of the vehicle, a 50-year-old man, remained at the scene and spoke to authorities. The driver was not injured in the crash.
The pedestrian suffered severe injuries in the accident. Authorities confirmed that the victim passed away before emergency crews arrived.
At this time, the incident remains under investigation.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the man who lost his life in this accident. Our thoughts are with them at this time.
Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in Oregon
Pedestrian accidents across the United States take the lives of thousands of people every year. Here in Portland, we see these unfortunate crashes take place far too often. Pedestrians often lose their lives in accidents due to the negligence of others. When drivers are speeding, running red lights, and fail to yield the right of way, they place the lives of others sharing the road at risk. Pedestrians are especially at risk due to the fact that they have no protection during crashes.
When innocent people lose their lives in pedestrian accidents, their families often have some legal options available to help them move forward. A skilled wrongful death lawyer in Portland will be able to help you protect your legal rights. A fearless law firm will be able to aggressively negotiate full and fair time compensation on your behalf to ensure your family is able to cover the cost to face moving forward. Some of the damages that families are able to recover compensation for include:
- Lost earning capacity
- Loss of benefits
- Loss of inheritance
- Loss of companionship
- Loss of parental guidance
- Loss of services
- Funeral expenses
- Burial costs
Our Portland pedestrian accident lawyers at Kivel & Howard have decades of experience helping people protect their legal rights. Our lawyers are committed to helping bereaved families pursue legal action against drivers who engage in reckless and negligent actions.
Our lawyers will personally investigate your loved one’s accident and build the strongest legal claim possible. We will put together a case filled with solid evidence to ensure you have the best chances possible to protect your legal rights.
If your loved one has lost their life as a result of an accident, our Oregon personal injury lawyers can help you get justice. Contact our team today by calling (503) 796-0909 and (503) 802-4800 at your earliest convenience to secure the compensation you need to move forward.
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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.