Pedestrians have no protection from a speeding car, a truck driver who fails to see them, or a motorcyclist who loses control and strikes them while they are crossing the street. Unfortunately, there were more than 1,000 pedestrians who were injured in Oregon and Washington in one recent year.
Pedestrians Have a Right of Way
Walking around Portland, Salem, and Northwest Oregon is not only great fun, but also good exercise. However, too many drivers fail to yield the right of way to a pedestrian in a crosswalk. Drivers in Vancouver and Southwest Washington may get distracted because they are changing their radio station or on their cell phone while waiting for a light to change from red to green and fail to see a pedestrian enter the intersection. In either case, the pedestrian is going to suffer serious injuries.
Pedestrian injuries are serious because of the lack of protection. Even when a vehicle is traveling slowly you can suffer serious injuries including head and neck injuries, broken bones, and internal injuries.
If you have suffered an injury because the operator of a car or truck failed to take proper precautions, Kang Law Group may be able to help you get compensated for your losses. Contact us today and let us evaluate your case.