During this year’s Distracted Driving Awareness Month, our blog has tried to emphasize the dangers that distracted driving poses in particular to pedestrians who are often found on the streets and sidewalks of Portland, Oregon.
Auto-pedestrian accidents are often very serious and frequently end in the untimely and preventable death of a pedestrian. This is simply given the size and weight difference between even the smallest of cars and an unprotected person crossing or walking along the street.
After a fatal accident of this type, a family might not exactly where to turn. They will likely experience a lot of emotional grief and stress which no amount of money can truly fix, but the sudden loss of a loved one, particularly if he or she was earning an income, can also cause a lot of financial problems as well.
Our law office understands how important it is for the victim’s family to get the compensation they need, and deserve, following a pedestrian accident. Understanding that there is often a dispute about who caused the accident, we will conduct a thorough investigation of the circumstances surrounding the collision. As part of that investigation, we will look for evidence that the motorist involved was distracted in some way.
When it comes to proving how much a family has lost, we will rely on a network of financial, medical and other experts to help make sure that both we and the insurance company has the clearest picture possible of the full extent of a family’s losses. This is an important step since, during negotiations or even a trial, an insurance company may suggest that the cost of a person’s untimely death is a lot less than what it truly is.