Portland, OR – Pedestrian Struck by Vehicle on Highway 26 near NW Fisher RdOregon Legal News
Portland, OR (February 14, 2022) – A pedestrian accident reported in the Portland area on Saturday evening ended in injuries.
On February 12, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene of an accident on Highway 26.
Reports show that a pedestrian was struck by a vehicle on Highway 26 in the area near Northwest Fisher Road.
The pedestrian sustained moderate injuries in the crash and was airlifted to a local hospital for emergency treatment.
At this time, the incident remains under investigation.
Our thoughts are with the victim who was injured in this accident. We hope for their full recovery.
Pedestrian Accidents in Oregon
Between 2018 and 2019, the state of Oregon saw a 22% increase in the number of pedestrian fatalities. Not only are pedestrians being killed at an alarming rate, but many more are being left with serious life-altering injuries. Quite often, pedestrians who are involved in accidents with motor vehicles are left with injuries that require immediate medical attention. After undergoing surgery, many victims have to spend days or even weeks in hospitals.
When victims incur broken bones, spinal cord damage, and traumatic brain injuries, they are forced to undergo immediate and long-term treatment. Not only are victims left to suffer physically from their crashes, but their families suffer as well. They are often forced to endure stacking medical costs and devastating financial consequences from lost wages and property repairs.
Although we want to believe that every driver on the road operates their vehicle in a careful and considerate manner, this is far from the truth. In fact, driver negligence, carelessness, and distraction are some of the leading causes of accidents in Oregon and throughout the entire country.
The mental, physical, and financial impacts of collisions are often unbearable for victims. Not only are victims forced to endure the consequences of these accidents, but their families often face mental and financial challenges as well. When victims are harmed in crashes due to the actions of others, it is crucial that they seek legal guidance as soon as possible. Victims may have legal options to help them secure the compensation they need to move forward. By contacting a pedestrian accident attorney in Portland, you can learn about different legal options available to help you move forward.
Portland Personal Injury Lawyers
The knowledgeable and seasoned Portland personal injury attorneys at Kivel & Howard have decades of combined experience helping accident victims get the justice they deserve after being harmed in vehicle collisions. Our clients can depend on us to keep their best interests in mind as we fight on their behalf to ensure they are fully and fairly compensated for their injuries. We strive to provide excellence to each client as we provide individualized representation to them to ensure their specific legal needs are met. If you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident as a result of another person’s actions, contact our personal injury attorneys in Oregon at (503) 796-0909 or (503) 802-4800 to schedule a free case evaluation today. Our team is available at your earliest convenience to meet with you and discuss the circumstances surrounding your accident to determine the best legal options available for you moving forward. Call now to see how we can help you.
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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.