Oregon is one of the most dangerous states to drive in, surpassing the national average for deaths per 100 million vehicle miles traveled and for traffic accident deaths per 100,000 people. If you have to drive in Portland every day, you may find yourself wondering just how likely it is that you’ll get in a car crash.
If you’ve been hurt in a Portland car accident, the personal injury lawyers at Tillmann Law Personal Injury Lawyers want to help. Read on to discover Portland car accident statistics and how our attorneys can help after a crash. Call us at (503) 272-8986 for a free consultation today!
Before we dive into the statistics around Portland car accidents, let’s talk about how a Portland car accident lawyer can help after a crash. When you’re involved in a car accident in Portland, you may find yourself facing a legal battle to get the compensation you deserve.
At Tillman Law, our lawyers know every move the insurance companies will make and can protect you from them. We’ll defend you if they try to blame you for the accident, collect all the evidence needed to prove your side of the story, and account for every penny you’re owed.
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Our lawyers have recovered millions of dollars for our clients, and we’re ready to go to bat for you, too.
Each year, more than 9,000 car accidents happen in Portland alone. Close to 50 people die in these crashes each year, and another 7,000 or so get injured.
Those numbers dropped off in 2020 during the pandemic, but as life has returned to normal, we’ve seen a rebound in Portland traffic accidents.
These statistics also don’t cover crashes that happened in the suburbs around Portland. These injuries turn thousands of lives upside down and leave Portland residents healing from devastating wounds and struggling to cover medical bills. If you’ve been injured in a Portland car accident, schedule a free consultation with the attorneys at Tillman Law.
You may not be surprised to learn that most crashes in Oregon happen in the late afternoon, when people are getting off work.
Between 5 and 6 p.m., there are about 13 crashes every day in the state of Oregon. The hours of 4 to 5 p.m. and 3 to 4 p.m., respectively, are the most dangerous after that.
Fridays also tend to be more dangerous than any other day of the week. People are ready to get home for the weekend and may be speeding more than normal. Surprisingly, Tuesdays are the second-most dangerous day, followed by Wednesdays and then Thursdays.
You might be surprised to learn that 60 percent of deadly accidents in Portland happen on just 8 percent of streets.
Powell Street tends to be fairly high risk, with seven of the thirty deadliest intersections in the city located on this road. Division Street has five of these intersections, and 122nd has six of them, two of which are at Division and Powell Streets.
A majority of dangerous intersections in Portland are located in low-income neighborhoods. Notable exceptions include an intersection on 4th Street and an intersection on Foster Street.
There are several driving behaviors that tend to cause traffic accidents in Portland.
You won’t be surprised to learn that alcohol is a leading cause of car accidents and traffic fatalities. About twenty people die every year in Portland accidents involving drunk drivers.
Speeding tends to make a driver more likely to crash, and accidents at higher speeds are often more fatal.
Not wearing a seat belt is another fatal error that is far too common. About half of all passenger vehicle fatalities could be prevented if the person involved was wearing a seat belt.
So what do you do if you weren’t drunk, weren’t speeding, and were wearing a seat belt, and you were still hurt in a crash? Our Portland personal injury lawyers can help you get justice in your case and recover a fair settlement.
After an accident, one of the first questions that need to be answered is who’s at fault. Portland is a “tort state,” meaning that blame does get assigned after an accident. The person who was responsible for the crash may be required to pay damages to the person injured in the accident.
In fact, assigning blame can often become one of the most contentious parts of a personal injury claim. Insurance companies may try to blame you for the accident in order to get out of paying a settlement.
Our personal injury lawyers can defend you from these claims and make sure you get the money you deserve.
Every year across Oregon, more than 1,300 people are seriously injured in car crashes. Almost another 1,600 have suspected serious injuries. Statistically speaking, Portland experiences about 700 serious injuries in traffic accidents every year.
Common car accident injuries can include
If you’ve experienced any of these injuries, you could be entitled to compensation for your pain and suffering. Our lawyers can help you get the money you deserve, and we never charge unless we recover money in your case. Schedule a free consultation with us to discuss your options.
There are three types of damages you may be entitled to after a Portland car accident.
Our lawyers will dig deep and make sure we calculate every dime you’re owed. We’ll account for every injury you suffered and fight to get you a full and fair settlement offer.
Being injured in a Portland car accident can be devastating, leaving you with a months-long recovery process and a pile of medical bills you may not be able to pay. Our lawyers want to help. We’ll gather evidence in your case, fight for your rights, and make sure you get every penny you deserve.
Our lawyers always work on a contingency basis, meaning you won’t pay us a thing unless we recover a settlement for you. Schedule a free consultation with us today, no obligation required, to discuss your case.
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