Pedestrian AccidentsServing Deschutes County and Litigating Throughout Oregon
Bend Pedestrian Accident Lawyers
Serving the Injured in Deschutes County, OR
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, you must know your rights under Oregon law. The average motor vehicle weighs at least 3,000 pounds. If a driver is distracted or malicious and hits a pedestrian, the victim can sustain severe and life-threatening injuries.
At Miller & Hopp, our knowledgeable accident lawyers represent injured pedestrians no matter how complex the personal injury lawsuit is. 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. We urge you to contact us as soon as possible in the wake of a pedestrian accident for a free injury consultation. Let us give you the professional advice you need and take on the complex task of preparing your claim for a fair and just settlement or a trial by jury when appropriate or necessary.
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 unclear a pedestrian’s right to cross a street.
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 without an experienced attorney on your side. 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 state 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.
Turning to an experienced and proven Bend pedestrian accident lawyer can significantly increase the compensation you recover in your claim. Statistics have shown that those with representation obtain better results in these cases than those who try to go it alone. Don’t let insurance companies pay you unfairly with as little as possible.
Contact Miller & Hopp today. Serving Deschutes County.
Were You Hit by an Uninsured or Underinsured Motorist?
Your policy might help you here, too. If you carry an uninsured or underinsured motorist clause in your policy, your insurance may cover your injuries.
What About Pain & Suffering?
If another person was careless and hit you as a pedestrian, you more than likely have sustained both physical and mentally-painful injuries. We understand how unfair it is that someone else’s carelessness can 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.
At Miller & Hopp, we represent clients in many types of negligence-based accidents that result in injuries and damages. Under Oregon law, you have legal rights in seeking compensation for what you have endured, from past and predicted future medical expenses to pain and suffering, emotional anguish, income loss, and more.
With 50 years of combined experience, the lawyers at Miller & Hopp Attorneys at Law have the skills and knowledge to confront legal issues in any area related to your case.
Miller & Hopp Attorneys at Law encompasses an extensive range of practice areas. We do not limit our practice or focus to one particular area of law. Our firm can use different strategies that will be most beneficial to the specifics of your case.
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