Portland, OR – Pedestrian Injured in Crash on N Ensign St near N Basin AveOregon Legal News
Portland, OR (October 10, 2022) – A pedestrian crash took place in Portland’s Overlook neighborhood on Friday morning that left one person severely injured. On October 7, the Portland Police Bureau responded to the scene of a crash on North Ensign Street.
At around 9:45 a.m., a pedestrian was walking in the area of North Ensign Street and North basin Avenue. For unknown reasons, a vehicle passed through the intersection and struck the pedestrian.
The pedestrian was severely injured due to the crash and had to be rushed by ambulance to a local hospital for emergency treatment.
The driver that was involved in the accident remained at the scene. The driver cooperated with law enforcement.
At this time, the Major Crash Team from the Portland police Bureau is handling the investigation.
We hope the pedestrian is able to recover quickly following this crash.
Pedestrian Accidents in Oregon
In Oregon, we see a significant number of people hurt as a result of vehicle crashes every year. There are many cases where pedestrians are left with debilitating injuries following crashes. We see countless people left with spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, and broken bones as a result of pedestrian crashes.
There are many dangers that pedestrians face when walking along Oregon roads. Unfortunately, these dangers can often lead to serious injuries, including broken bones, traumatic brain injuries, and spinal cord injuries.
One of the most common pedestrian accidents in Oregon is being struck by a car while crossing the street. This can happen even if the pedestrian has the right of way. In fact, many drivers do not yield to pedestrians, which can lead to tragic consequences.
Another dangerous situation for pedestrians is when cars are backing up out of driveways or parking spots. Drivers often do not check for pedestrians before they start backing up, which can easily result in a pedestrian being hit and seriously injured.
If you are a pedestrian who has been involved in an accident, you may be able to take legal action against the driver who hit you. It is important that you reach out to a pedestrian accident lawyer in Portland right away.
You may be able to recover lost wages if the accident has caused you to miss work. This includes both the time you’ve missed already and the time you’ll miss in the future. You’ll need to have documentation from your employer verifying your lost wages.
Medical care expenses can include both the cost of current treatment and the cost of future treatment. If you require surgery or other extensive medical care, these costs can add up quickly. You should keep all receipts and documentation related to your medical care.
The loss of quality of life is a non-economic damage that you can recover. If the accident has caused you pain and suffering or has limited your ability to enjoy activities you used to enjoy, you may be able to receive compensation for that loss.
Our personal injury lawyers at Kivel & Howard can help you better understand your rights moving forward. Contact our law firm today at (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.