Portland Pedestrian Accident Lawyers

We Fight for Injury Victims of Pedestrian Accidents

Pedestrians are perhaps the most vulnerable travelers of all in traffic situations.

Careless motorists can potentially cause severe injury and death to unsuspecting individuals as they move through traffic. When pedestrians are injured, a Portland pedestrian accident lawyer at Strong Law can help recover much-needed funds for their losses.

Why Choose Strong Law?

A Proven Track Record of Client Victories

After years of working as an insurance defense attorney, firm founder Jed Strong decided to dedicate his work to fighting for injury victims instead of against them. Strong and his fellow lawyers know how the other side works and how to effectively counter the tactics employed to pay injury victims less.

Strong Law has been consistently recovering substantial compensation for its clients since 2016. If you’ve been injured in a pedestrian accident, we can help you, too.

Success Rate of 98%

Strong Law boasts an astounding 98% success rate, demonstrating that we’ll do whatever it takes to get our clients the funds they deserve. Our experience, skill, and determination have earned us a reputation for being staunch advocates who never back down until our clients are financially whole.

Personalized Attention for Each Client

As a client of Strong Law, you’re more than a case number. We consider each person we represent to be part of the Strong Family. We, therefore, strive to make our clients feel welcome and always provided for. We’re available 24 hours a day to address your questions or concerns.

When you choose Strong Law to represent you, you get a law firm with:

  • Multiple millions of dollars recovered from negligent actors
  • Experienced and skilled attorneys who care
  • A reputation for winning cases
  • A direct line to the firm’s attorneys
  • Hundreds of satisfied clients.

Call (206) 737-3496 today to set up a free consultation with a Portland pedestrian injury attorney from our team. Let Strong Law show you what we can do to secure restitution for your losses.

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Damages Available for Pedestrian Accident Victims

Justice for Your Losses Through Compensation

If you’ve been in a pedestrian accident, you’ve likely suffered various losses. In the legal world, these losses are known as “damages.” Typically, pedestrian damages are extensive, most notably due to how vulnerable pedestrians are in accidents. The good news is a pedestrian injury lawyer can help you recover compensation for many of your damages.

Medical Care Expenses

The medical expenses pedestrians experience can be substantial. With no protection against vehicles, pedestrians experience higher rates of grave injury and death than motorists.

After initial treatment, an injured pedestrian could be looking at further expensive procedures, such as surgeries and long-term care, which could prove to be permanent. Add prescription medication costs and rehabilitation to the equation, and you’re potentially looking at crushing medical debt, even with health insurance.

Fortunately, your compensation claim may include reasonable medical expenses related to your injuries.

Lost Income

A pedestrian injury can knock you out of the workforce, which means loss of income and future uncertainty. Under Oregon law, injury victims can demand compensation for their lost income, including future loss of income.

Home Healthcare and Other Similar Expenses

Injury victims often must hire domestic homecare and home healthcare workers to help them accomplish household tasks, such as cleaning, cooking, grocery shopping, and doing laundry. Additionally, some pedestrian accident victims must pay for expensive home and vehicle modifications to accommodate their injuries.

Emotional Damages

Your Portland pedestrian accident lawyer will also be fighting for compensation for varying non-monetary damages. These setbacks may not directly result in a loss of financial resources, but they can cause verifiable emotional and psychological harm. They include:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Trauma or acute emotional distress
  • Loss of care, comfort, and companionship
  • Interference with normal life activities
  • Diminished quality of life.

Insurance companies fight hard to limit these damages and have methods of convincing injury victims to settle for less. At Strong Law, we’ve built a reputation as a firm that doesn’t entertain inadequate damage calculations. We’ll fight insurance companies to the end to get what we believe our clients deserve for their losses.

Building a Strong Case

Regardless of how obvious the fault might be in an accident, pedestrian injury victims must still build a strong case to receive compensation. Doing so begins with your Portland pedestrian accident lawyer identifying the precise actions that led to the accident and demonstrating that these actions were negligent.

How Your Portland Pedestrian Accident Lawyer Will Prove Negligence

Negligence refers to behavior that falls below a required standard of care. In traffic situations, it can manifest in a variety of ways, such as:

  • Failure to keep eyes on the road (distracted driving)
  • Driving while intoxicated
  • Failure to signal
  • Failure to yield
  • Speeding.

Each of these actions can independently cause a pedestrian accident. In many instances, drivers commit more than one negligent action simultaneously, exponentially increasing the likelihood of an accident.

Proving negligence requires your Portland pedestrian injury lawyer to gather evidence of the behavior in question. In pedestrian accident cases, various types of evidence are typically available, including:

  • Police and DMV reports of the accident
  • Traffic video camera footage
  • Video from individual witnesses
  • Witness statements
  • Depositions
  • Expert reconstructions.

Once liability for the negligent act or acts has been established, your Portland pedestrian accident lawyer must show that the driver’s negligence caused your injuries. This task also requires strong evidence.

Often, the results of injury cases depend heavily on the strength of the evidence and how it’s presented. When there are evidentiary issues, insurance companies become emboldened to deny valid claims or pay victims much less than they should. For this reason, working with a dedicated Portland pedestrian accident injury lawyer is essential for any pedestrian injury victim looking for maximum compensation.

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I had a claim involving my own insurance company. I tried to negotiate with them, and they completely denied my claim – two times. I then hired Strong Law, and the change was instant. The insurance company immediately began negotiating, and Jed was able to secure an unbelievably good settlement. I will never again attempt to take-on an insurance company without Strong Law in my corner. Thank you!”

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Common Injuries from Pedestrian Accidents

Pedestrian accidents tend to produce some of the most devastating traffic injuries. Even at lower speeds, pedestrians typically suffer severe harm. According to various tests and studies, a pedestrian’s risk of serious injury or death skyrockets the faster the vehicle involved is traveling. To illustrate this risk, consider the following rates of injury and death:

  • 10% risk of serious injury at 16 mph; 10% risk of death at 23 mph
  • 25% risk of serious injury at 23 mph; 25% risk of death at 32 mph
  • 50% risk of serious injury at 31 mph; 50% risk of death at 42 mph
  • 90% risk of serious injury at 46 mph; 50% risk of death at 58 mph.

The age and condition of the pedestrian also play a factor in the severity of the injury. Elderly pedestrian accident victims, for example, tend to fare worse than younger ones. The same holds for pedestrians with pre-existing health conditions compared to healthier ones.

Some of the most common injuries pedestrians encounter include:

  • Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
  • Neck, back, and spinal cord injuries
  • Broken and crushed bones
  • Whiplash
  • Amputations
  • Burns, lacerations, and abrasions.

In some cases, these injuries may be difficult to detect and may go untreated as a result, which usually leads to their worsening. For this reason, medical and legal experts recommend that all pedestrian accident victims seek a comprehensive medical evaluation after any injury, major or minor.

How Our Portland Pedestrian Injury Lawyers Can Help

We Look After Everything So You Can Recover in Peace

At Strong Law, we take the burden of filing for compensation off your shoulders and handle the legal heavy lifting for you. You never have to worry about meeting deadlines or correctly drafting and filing the right paperwork. Instead, you get to devote your precious time to healing while we fight for the compensation you need.

When one of our Portland pedestrian injury attorneys takes your case, they’ll see to every task required to build a viable, successful case, including:

  • Hiring investigators to investigate the accident and gather evidence
  • Hiring traffic and medical experts when appropriate
  • Drafting and filing claim paperwork and communications
  • Negotiating with insurance company adjusters for a proper settlement
  • Filing a lawsuit and fighting for you at trial, if necessary.

Contact Strong Law to schedule a free consultation with a Portland pedestrian injury attorney from our team. You deserve the quality representation that our firm is known for. Call (206) 737-3496 to set up a consultation today.

Preparing for Your Free Consultation with Our Portland Pedestrian Accident Attorneys

For us to better serve you, it will be helpful for you to make some basic preparations before your initial consultation. As mentioned, evidence is vital for your claim. Any of the following evidentiary items will help your Portland pedestrian injury lawyer evaluate your case:

  • Police or DMV reports
  • Photos and video from the scene
  • Medical records
  • Medical account balances and billing
  • Work schedule
  • Receipts for expenses related to your injury.

You should also bring evidence of your pre-accident activities and how the accident has affected your life. Journals, calendars, and statements from loved ones and friends work well for documenting upsetting changes.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Please review the questions and answers below for more information on pedestrian accidents and their aftermath.

Contact us anytime to speak with a Portland pedestrian accident attorney for further explanations and answers. We enjoy fielding questions and are always available to educate our clients.

What is the statute of limitation for pedestrian accident lawsuits?

Pedestrians injured by negligent drivers have two years to file a lawsuit, after which their claim will likely become invalid. Exceptions do exist for this rule, but they are few. Pedestrian accident victims need to take prompt legal action as soon after their accident as possible.

How much does a pedestrian injury lawyer from your firm charge?

At Strong Law, we take cases on a contingency basis, meaning our fee is entirely dependent upon the level of compensation we recover for you. In other words, we don’t get paid unless you do.

Additionally, there are no upfront costs when you hire a Portland pedestrian accident attorney from our firm. Payment comes at the end of the case if and only if we successfully recover compensation for you.

How fast can I get a compensation payout?

The speediness of your payout depends on the circumstances of your case. Relatively straightforward claims tend to be resolved more expeditiously than complex or contentious claims. In some cases, a pedestrian accident claim can be resolved in a few months. By contrast, a case with more complicated circumstances might take more than a year to resolve.

I got a compensation offer from an insurance company. Should I take it?

If you receive a compensation offer from an insurance company, don’t accept it until you’ve had a chance to meet with an experienced Portland pedestrian accident attorney. More likely than not, the figure quoted in the offer is far less than what you truly deserve. Speaking with a pedestrian injury lawyer will give you a better idea of the true value of your case.

Insurance companies care about their own interests, not yours. They’ll always offer you less than you deserve in hopes that you’ll accept and limit the damage done to their bottom line.

Will my case go to trial?

Most likely not. In most cases, pedestrian claims are resolved long before a trial becomes necessary. With that being said, there’s always a chance that a trial may be necessary in cases involving grave injuries.

Strong Law works hard to come to a satisfying agreement with every insurance company we take on. We know how badly our clients need compensation, and we work to secure necessary payouts promptly. Sometimes, however, the only way to get our clients what they deserve is to take their claims to court. If this becomes necessary, you can rest assured that Strong Law will fight tirelessly to attain a favorable outcome in your case.

Contact a Pedestrian Accident Lawyer from Strong Law for a Free Consultation

We’re Ready to Help You Get Justice

Drivers must take extra care when pedestrians are present. Unfortunately, there are many careless motorists on the roads, and their negligence often leads to serious pedestrian accidents.

If you or a loved one has experienced such an accident yourself, a Portland pedestrian accident attorney from Strong Law is ready to help. Call 206-737-3496 today and schedule a complimentary consultation and case review.

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How Strong Law will handle you case

Investigate the Accident

Gather evidence, interview witnesses, and assess the circumstances surrounding the accident to establish facts and liability.

Identifying Compensation

Determine the extent of damages, including medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

Negotiation

Engage in discussions with the opposing party or insurance companies to reach a fair settlement outside of court.

Litigation

If negotiations fail, proceed to court where legal arguments and evidence are presented before a judge or jury for a final decision.

Insider experience

We know how to fight big insurance companies

Prior to representing accident victims, Jed worked for GEICO insurance company as one of its in-house attorneys – representing the insurance companies. After learning the inner workings of insurance companies, he quit and began representing accident victims.

No upfront fees

Absolutely ZERO upfront fees

We want to help you get the legal advice you need with no upfront fees. There is no obligation to use our law firm and we only get paid if you win your case.

First class service

First class customer service

Our team of legal experts pride themselves on going above and beyond for our clients. We provide you answers and solutions to the legal issues you may experience from your accident.

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We are here to help you recover from your accident physically and fiscally. Let us help you maximize the compensation you deserve.

Frequently asked questions

Have other questions? Get in touch with our team at info@stronglawattorneys.com

What Is the Value of My Case?

The value of an injury case depends upon many factors related to the extent of your injuries and any other losses associated with your claim. You may have medical bills, lost income, costs associated with pain and suffering, among other possible damages. To learn the possible value of your case, contact the team at Strong Law. In a free case evaluation, we’ll let you know how much your case may be worth.

What Are Your Hours?

Strong Law is open five days a week between 9am and 5pm. In addition, we offer after hours return calls, weekend calls, and online chat.

What Kinds Of Cases Are Personal Injury?

Call us to know for sure, but a good rule of thumb is when an “accident” that happened to you because of the acts of or misdeeds of another party. Examples are: Auto accidents; motorcycle accidents; semi-truck accidents; wrongful death; medical malpractice; slip, trip and fall; boating accidents, faulty equipment, nursing home abuse; and many others.

Will I Be Charged To Consult Or Talk With You?

No, not ever. Strong Law is a contingency personal injury firm offering specialized experience along with access when you need it. Our goal is to gain the best settlement and provide comfort in the process, so easy access to us is part of our best practices.

What Does Contingency Mean?

Contingency in a legal matter means an expense to the client based on the outcome of a future event or circumstance which is possible but cannot be predicted with certainty. Said another way, Strong Law gets paid only if your case settles.

Can You Give Me An Assessment Of My Case?

Absolutely. While we cannot guarantee anything, nor do we imply a settlement, our willingness to take your case (and do it on contingency) is our voice that we feel your case has strong merit. After speaking with you, we can provide a merit assessment over the phone. However, we caution that accepting your case does not promise anything, your outcome is reflected in the law firm you choose.

What Should I Do If I’m Having Problems, Like Their Insurance Company Is Calling Me?

Always secure an attorney first. If you sign up with Strong Law now, you can advise their insurance company that you have representation and give them our name and contact information. From that time forward, they should not be contacting you again; it’s the law. If you do not sign with an attorney, like Strong Law, you will need to speak with them and represent yourself to resolve your injury. We strongly urge against this; insurance companies are skilled at ensuring their best interests over yours.

What Are Common Reasons For Insurance Injury Denials?

Make sure you receive medical treatment as soon as possible after an accident, otherwise insurance may argue your pain is from an unrelated incident.Insurance companies will be going out of their way to find some proof that the accident was your fault. Don’t be intimidated.If you have preexisting medical conditions that make you more likely to suffer an injury, it is not uncommon for insurance agencies to deny claims based on this.

How Long Does A Case Take To Settle?

It depends on many factors like medical care, future needs, evidence, proof of liability, and many others. Some cases take months while others can last a couple years. Ultimately, our goal is to represent you and what is going to be best for you in the long run.

Why Can Cases Last Years?

Because the law dictates it. There are many layers to make sure the insurance companies treat you with optimal care. For example, there will be time spent for medical treatments you might need. There is time to gather the needed medical reports and discover any long term impacts this injury will have on your life today and into the future. There is time for the other side to review our demands, research, and respond as well. It can feel like a long time, but we follow the law and strategize for the best benefit to you. We are with you the whole time.

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