Portland, OR – Marcos Pinto Balam Fatally Struck by Vehicle on Highway 99 E near MM 14Oregon Legal News
Portland, OR (January 19, 2022) – A crash reported in Clackamas County on Sunday morning has claimed one person’s life. At around 7:45 a.m., on January 16, emergency crews were called to the site of an accident on Highway 99 East.
Reports from authorities show that 30-year-old Marcos Pinto Balam was walking in the area of Highway 99 East near mile marker 14. For unknown reasons, a vehicle passed through the area and struck the man.
Balam suffered severe injuries in the accident. Emergency crews arrived at the scene and pronounced him deceased.
At this time, the incident remains under investigation.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Marcos Pinto Balam. Our thoughts are with them at this time.
Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in Oregon
Each year, motor vehicle accidents have a life-altering impact on people across our state. Regrettably, no one is out of harm’s way when it comes to the possibility of being injured. In fact, people who travel outside of vehicles are even at risk. Pedestrian accidents are often catastrophic due to the fact that these people are not protected from outside forces. Although we like to believe we are taking measures toward protecting pedestrians, we continue to see them harmed and killed at an alarming rate. Between 2018 and 2019, the state of Oregon saw a 22% increase in the number of pedestrians who lost their lives in traffic collisions. Portland alone loses roughly 20 people annually as a result of pedestrian crashes.
When pedestrians are killed in accidents, their families are often left to pay tens of thousands of dollars on funeral expenses. To make the situation even more unbearable, families often lose sources of income that they have grown to depend on. Not only are families left to deal with the immediate and overwhelming impacts of pedestrian crashes, but the long-term mental and emotional consequences can be unbearable. Although there is nothing that can be done to bring back those taken away suddenly and unexpectedly, families may have legal options available to help them move forward after suffering the loss of a loved one due to another person’s actions. By contacting a wrongful death attorney in Portland, families may be able to obtain compensation to help cover the financial burdens they face.
Portland Wrongful Death Lawyers
The Portland pedestrian accident attorneys at Kivel & Howard have decades of experience helping bereaved families recover after enduring the unexpected loss of a loved one. Our team provides competent and trusted legal representation to ensure those harmed are in the best position possible to move forward. Our team works diligently to investigate each accident, put together solid cases on behalf of our clients, and fight to ensure justice is served. If you have lost a loved one due to another person’s negligence, contact our personal injury attorneys in Oregon by calling (503) 796-0909 or (503) 802-4800. Schedule a free case evaluation with our team to discuss the legal options available for you.
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