Portland, OR – Pedestrian Killed in Crash on SE Stark St near SE 146th AveOregon Legal News
Portland, OR (October 18, 2022) – A fatal pedestrian accident took place in Southeast Portland that claimed one person’s life on Monday morning. On October 17, the Portland Police Bureau responded to a crash that occurred on Southeast Stark Street.
At around 7 a.m., a pedestrian was struck by a vehicle on Southeast Stark Street in the area near Southeast 146th Avenue.
Emergency crews arrived at the scene to treat the victim. However, the victim ended up passing away at the scene as a result of their injuries. Authorities have not publicly identified the victim at this time.
The police department in Portland is investigating the crash at this time.
We offer our warmest and most sincere condolences to the family of the pedestrian that died as a result of this traffic collision.
Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in Oregon
Pedestrian crashes are the cause of countless deaths in the state of Oregon. Unfortunately, the number of fatal pedestrian crashes continues to increase year after year.
The most common cause of fatal pedestrian accidents is driver negligence. This can include things like speeding, distracted driving, or simply not paying attention to pedestrians. In some cases, drivers may be under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Regardless of the cause, if a driver’s negligence results in a pedestrian accident, they may be held liable for the damages.
There are many recoverable damages that can be sought after a driver causes a fatal pedestrian accident, including:
- Wrongful death damages: This is the most common type of damage recoverable in a wrongful death claim stemming from a fatal pedestrian accident. It is intended to compensate the victim’s family for their loss.
- Funeral and burial expenses: These expenses can be significant, and the victim’s family should not have to bear this burden alone.
- Pain and suffering: The victim’s family may also be able to recover damages for the pain and suffering endured by the victim before their death.
If you have lost a loved one in a fatal pedestrian accident, you may be entitled to compensation. A Portland wrongful death attorney can help you understand your rights and options.
Our lawyers at Kivel & Howard have extensive experience protecting the legal rights of families. Our team is committed to protecting families who have lost loved ones due to the negligence of others. Over the years, we have helped countless families secure the compensation they need to cover the losses and damages they face.
You can depend on our pedestrian accident lawyers to provide your family with fearless representation that helps you get the verdict you expect. Our full-service legal team will take all of the work off your shoulders, so you can focus on your family moving forward. Contact Oregon law firm today at (503) 796-0909 and (503) 802-4800 to schedule a free consultation 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.