Portland, OR – Pedestrian Fatally Struck by Semi-Truck on North Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd at North Marine DrOregon Legal News
Portland, OR (September 1, 2022) – A pedestrian accident reported in the East Columbia neighborhood on Tuesday evening claimed one man’s life. Just before 9:45 p.m., on August 30, the Portland Police Bureau responded to an auto wreck on North Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard.
Reports from the police show that an adult male was walking in the area of North Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard at North Marine Drive during the evening hours. For reasons unknown, he was struck by a semi-truck, which was traveling through the intersection.
The man was fatally injured as a result of the crash. Authorities arrived on-site and pronounced the man deceased.
At this time, the Portland Police Bureau is investigating the incident.
We offer our condolences to the family of the man who died as a result of this accident.
Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in Oregon
If your loved one died as a result of another person’s negligence, you may be able to file a wrongful death claim against them. This type of claim can help you get compensation to cover some of the financial burdens you face.
In Oregon, there are various parties who are able to pursue legal action following the loss of a loved one. These include:
- the surviving spouse of the victim
- the surviving children of the victim
- the surviving parents of the victim
- the personal representative of the victim’s estate
Entitled parties are able to secure compensation to help alleviate various costs they face, including:
- the cost of funeral arrangements
- burial expenses
- lost earning capacity
- the loss of inheritance
- the loss of companionship
- pain and suffering
After losing a loved one, it is important that you reach out to a wrongful death lawyer in Portland right away. Working quickly to protect your legal rights is crucial when it comes to your ability to maximize your recovery.
Our Portland personal injury lawyers at Kivel & Howard can meet with you for a free consultation at your earliest convenience. Our lawyers are dedicated to representing families who have lost loved ones due to negligent drivers. We can help your family secure the maximum amount of compensation possible for your legal claim. We will investigate the accident and gather the strongest evidence possible. We will pursue quick legal action to ensure you are able t get the money you need in a timely manner.
You can depend on our team at Kivel & Howard to provide you with fearless representation that helps you obtain a favorable verdict. Schedule a consultation with our team today by calling (503) 796-0909 and (503) 802-4800 to get started.
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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.