Pedestrian accidents can happen unexpectedly in Gresham, Oregon. One minute someone is stepping onto a crosswalk, the next he or she has life-changing personal injuries from a distracted driver ignoring the pedestrian’s right-of-way. At Tillmann Law, we are passionate about protecting pedestrians in Gresham and throughout the state. We work hard to protect pedestrian’s rights using tailored legal services and compassionate representation during accident claims. Find out if we can help you and your family after a harmful pedestrian accident in Gresham, OR. Contact us to set up a free initial consultation near you.
Oregon is unique in that it has a no-fault provision without being a true no-fault insurance state. All drivers in Oregon have both fault- and no-fault car insurance. This gives injured accident victims multiple outlets for financial recovery. If you have car insurance, your carrier might cover your damages even if you were in a collision as a pedestrian. Your no-fault insurance could pay for your medical bills if the at-fault driver is uninsured or you are in a hit-and-run accident.
If, however, the at-fault driver remains at the scene and has adequate vehicle insurance, this could cover your losses instead. A third-party claim with the at-fault driver’s insurer could lead to greater reimbursement for your losses than a first-party claim through your no-fault insurance. Oregon’s fault-based insurance laws may also grant you the right to file a personal injury lawsuit against the negligent driver, if applicable. A conversation with the lawyers at Tillmann Law can help you understand which route is best for maximum recovery or to achieve your specific goals.
You could be eligible for a financial award as a pedestrian injured in a Gresham pedestrian-vehicle collision. While we know compensation will not make everything perfect, a financial award could reimburse you for several different damages. A successful case could help you move forward. Our attorneys at Tillmann Law can review your individual case for free to help you understand what it might be worth.
These are various compensable damages during an injury claim in Oregon. An average pedestrian accident settlement does not exist. Each case is so unique that it is difficult to accurately calculate an average or general settlement award. Instead of relying on averages, speak to a personal injury lawyer directly about your case. A legal consultation will give you the most accurate portrayal of the value of your claim.
At Tillmann Law, we recognize the most common cause of pedestrian accidents in Gresham to be driver error. We can go head-to-head against any insurance carrier on your behalf during a claim against a distracted, drunk, reckless, or negligent driver. We can also represent you during a claim against the City of Gresham if a defective or poorly designed roadway or crosswalk contributed to your accident. Learn more about your individual case and how we may be able to help you recover today. Request a free consultation using our online system at your convenience. You can also contact our lawyers directly at (503) 272-8986.