Pedestrians Rarely Escape Injury When Involved In A Car Accident
Pedestrians are some of the most vulnerable victims in car accidents. With little protection against the impact and power of a car, pedestrians rarely escape injury when involved in a car accident. As seen in this most recent pedestrian accident, the most commonly injured victims when a pedestrian and car collide are children and the elderly. Devastating and live-threatening, the injuries that children suffer as the result of a pedestrian accident most often involve injuries like:
- Brain damage
- Internal injuries
- Broken bones
- Torn cartilage and tendons
- Liver lacerations
- Herniated discs
Car accidents that involve children pull at the heartstrings of us all. Just this week, a young woman and a 10-day-old infant were seriously injured in an accident near Nathan Eckstein Middle School when a pick-up hit a group of pedestrians who were crossing the street at the time of the incident.
The truck, allegedly driven by a 50-year-old man, killed a couple from Indiana who are believed to have been the grandparents of the injured infant and in-laws to the injured woman. We wish to express their sympathy to those killed in this tragedy and hope that the mother and child involved in the incident experience a full recovery.
Arrested at the scene of the crime, the driver of the truck is reported to have a couple of previous drunk-driving arrests on his record as well as other traffic violations that include a suspected hit-and-run incident, an inattentive driving violation, a red-light violation and several speeding citations. According to Seattle police, alcohol or drugs may have been involved in this tragic accident as well. Investigation of the incident is ongoing and police have affirmed that a charge of vehicular homicide may be pursued.
Our Oregon Car Accident Lawyers Fight For The Compensation That Accident Victims Deserve
As Oregon car accident lawyers, we can attest to the many challenges that victims of pedestrian accidents face. Having represented and prevailed in numerous car/pedestrian accident claims, we know that compensation can never replace or compensate a victim left for a life-time of struggles when permanently injured as the result of any kind of accident.
Compensation, however, can help make sure that their families are do not need to struggle financially. Oregon wrongful death attorneys can use all the resources they have available to see that compensation is acquired in an amount that the families deserve.
Retention of legal representation as soon as possible following a pedestrian accident (or any accident for that matter) will increase your chances of receiving the compensation you deserve for your injuries or the injuries of your loved one.
Gathering the details of the incident and obtaining statements of eyewitnesses, accident reports, medical reports and other significant information that could be helpful in your accident claim are much easier to procure soon after the event as memories fade, recollections become vague and paperwork can be lost the longer you wait.
Experienced Oregon car accident attorneys, like those at Shulman DuBois LLC, have resources in place to collect all the evidence you’ll need to prove your case, leaving you with only the task of recovering or attending to your injured loved one. Offering free consultations, our Oregon car accident attorneys at invite you to schedule an appointment for an evaluation of your pedestrian or car accident claim today.