Eugene Accident Attorney
With such a large population of permanent and temporary residents, car and pedestrian accidents occur regularly on Eugene’s roadways. When an individual is a victim of a crosswalk accident or suffers from any other type of accident that results in a pedestrian injury, he or she is entitled to seek monetary compensation for his or her expenses through a personal injury claim. For the best chance of successfully receiving a settlement for their injuries, victims are advised to work with personal injury attorneys.
Crosswalk Accidents in Eugene
In Oregon, drivers must come to a complete stop when approaching pedestrians crossing through their lanes or the lane beside them. When a driver is distracted, tired, drunk, or simply disregards posted traffic signs, he or she can collide with a pedestrian and cause injuries for the his or her passengers, him- or herself, and the pedestrian.
As a driver, always pay attention to the road and do not drive distracted, drunk, or tired. As a pedestrian, always look both ways before crossing the road and do not use your cell phone while crossing.
If you are Injured in an Accident
Seek medical care for your injury as soon as possible. Only after you have received medical care should you discuss your case with a personal injury attorney. But be proactive about this second step. In Oregon, personal injury victims have two years from the date of their accident to seek compensation through personal injury claims. This is known as the statute of limitations. Once the statute of limitations expires, a victim is no longer entitled to file a personal injury claim.
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