Pedestrian Accident Lawyer
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We live in a busy and fast-paced world full of traffic, clogged roadways, and an endless array of distractions. If you’ve been injured as a pedestrian, it’s critical that you know your rights under Oregon law. The average motor vehicle weights at least 3000 pounds. If a driver is distracted or malicious and hits a pedestrian, the victim can sustain severe and life-threatening injuries.
At E.B.Miller Law, our knowledgeable accident lawyer represents injured pedestrians now matter how complex the personal injury lawsuit. We offer personalized care and unprecedented attention to detail for your case, and we’re committed to partnering with you and your family to get you the compensation you deserve. Contact E.B.Miller today for a free consultation.
What are your rights as a pedestrian in Oregon?
The statutes that govern your rights as a pedestrian in Oregon are complex. In Oregon, a pedestrian is someone who is either on foot or in a wheelchair. Walkers, runners, skateboarders, cyclists, and highway construction workers are also considered pedestrians. Under Oregon state law, you can cross a road anywhere. But local laws and rules can make a pedestrian’s right to cross a street unclear.
It can be hard for people who aren’t experienced with Oregon pedestrian law to know exactly what their rights are in the place where they were injured. The insurance company is hoping you’ll try to negotiate a settlement offer with them and without an experienced attorney. It’s easy for them to lie to you and make the accident out to be your fault if you don’t know your rights under Oregon and local laws.
You don’t have to carry I.D. as a pedestrian, unlike people operating a motor vehicle. You may also be covered for a pedestrian accident under your automobile insurance policy. Personal Injury Protection (PIP) clauses in your auto insurance policy will pay for some or all of your medical bills and lost wages. Depending on your specific policy, your PIP clause may also provide “no-fault” coverage for the accident.
Were you hit by an uninsured or underinsured motorist?
Your policy might help you here, too. If you carried and uninsured or underinsured motorist clause in your policy, your insurance may cover your injuries.
But what about your pain and suffering?
If another person was careless or negligent and hit you as a pedestrian, you’ve more than likely have sustained both physically and mentally painful injuries. We understand how unfair it is that someone could be so careless and cause you an untold amount of pain and anguish. We’re here to partner with you to get you the compensation you deserve from the negligent party.
Free Consultation with an Attorney
Our promise to you is fast, personalized treatment for your specific case. There is no fee unless we get money for your injury. Contact the law offices of pedestrian lawyer E.B. Miller today to schedule your free consultation.
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