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Distracted driving has become an epidemic in Oregon, Washington, and California, but it is not the only cause of pedestrian crashes. At E.L. Law Firm, we have an extensive background in personal injury and wrongful death claims arising from pedestrian accidents.

We handle a variety of pedestrian accident claims including:

  • Pedestrian accidents due to distracted driving;
  • Pedestrian accidents due to malfunctioning road signals and signage;
  • Pedestrian accidents involving drunk drivers;
  • Pedestrian accidents involving buses;
  • Pedestrian accidents involving trains;
  • Pedestrian accidents involving rideshare vehicles;
  • Pedestrian accidents involving motorcycles;
  • Pedestrian accidents involving commercial trucks; and
  • Pedestrian accidents resulting in spinal cord or brain injuries.
The evidence needed to prove liability will depend on the specific cause of your accident. Depending on the facts of your case, you may have grounds for a claim against the driver who hit you, the company that employs the driver who hit you, a government entity, or another party.
We will tailor our legal strategies to the unique circumstances of your case. Our attorneys will compile evidence, talk to eyewitnesses, and possibly consult expert witnesses to ensure your claim is as strong as possible before we enter settlement negotiations.

Steps to Take After a Pedestrian Accident

If you are hit by a car, it's difficult to think clearly. However, your reaction at the accident scene could impact your claim. In the event of a dispute over liability and damages, the following tips might help you avoid disputes and negotiate a fair settlement early on:
  • Call the police, and make sure an officer creates an accident report;
  • Take photos of your injuries, the accident scene, property damage, the weather conditions, the road conditions, and the vehicle that hit you;
  • For your records, take pictures of the at-fault driver’s license, insurance card, and license plate;
  • Record the phone numbers and names of eyewitnesses;
  • Visit a doctor for an immediate medical evaluation;
  • Tell your doctor about every part of your body that feels pain;
  • Follow your doctor’s treatment instructions, and do not miss any subsequent doctor’s appointments;
  • Keep a journal about your injuries and the recovery process;
  • Do not speak to the insurance adjuster or accept a settlement offer until you have spoken to a lawyer;
  • Stay off of social media; and
  • Contact a pedestrian accident attorney right away to discuss your case.