Portland, OR – Pedestrian Killed in Car Crash on N Columbia Blvd near Interstate PlaceOregon Legal News
Portland, OR (December 20, 2022) – A pedestrian has died as a result of a crash that took place in North Portland on Sunday evening. On December 18, the Portland Police Bureau responded to a crash on north Columbia Boulevard.
According to law enforcement, a pedestrian was walking in the area of north Columbia Boulevard and interstate Place at around 9 p.m. For unknown reasons, a vehicle passed through the area and struck the pedestrian.
Authorities arrived at the scene to provide assistance. However, the victim had already died from their injuries. The pedestrian was immediately pronounced deceased at the scene.
At this time, the incident remains under investigation.
We offer our warmest sympathies to the family of the victim who died as a result of this fatal pedestrian crash.
Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in Oregon
Losing a loved one is incredibly challenging to deal with. Many families are torn apart instantly. Dealing with the mental and emotional challenges of a fatal crash can be incredibly difficult. Unfortunately, families are often burdened by overwhelming financial difficulties as well. The loss of a loved one can result in thousands of dollars in medical expenses, funeral costs, and more. Families often struggle to move forward after losing a source of income that they have grown to depend on.
After losing a loved one due to another driver’s negligence, it is important that you seek legal guidance right away. You may be able to file a wrongful death claim against the driver who caused the death of your loved one. A wrongful death claim can help your family obtain compensation for some of the costs and losses you face.
In order to be successful when filing your claim, he must be able to demonstrate negligence existed at the time of the crash. This includes proving the elements of negligence, such as the duty, breach of the duty, cause, and damages. Working with a skilled wrongful death lawyer in Portland can help to ensure that you have the strongest case possible to prove these elements existed in the fatal accident that took the life of your loved one.
Our team at Kivel & Howard is truly committed to helping each client we represent get justice. Our team will go to the scene of the accident and conduct a thorough investigation. We will fight for fair compensation to make sure that your family has the financial resources that you need to move forward.
Protecting your legal rights after losing a loved one in a fatal pedestrian accident can be a trying process. Fortunately, by calling Kivel & Howard at 888-207-6372 for a free consultation, you will have a skilled and fearless team of legal advocates beside you to ensure that justice is served and you receive the compensation to which you are entitled. Our decades of experience make us the perfect partner in navigating this complex system, so don’t hesitate to contact our Portland personal injury lawyers today to schedule a free consultation to get started on your case.
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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.