On behalf of Berkshire Ginsberg, LLC poste on Friday, October 11, 2013.
A Portland driver was recently responsible for crashing into two pedestrians, two parked cars, a moving car and two trees in another Oregon city recently. According to police, the man was driving with a plastic cast on his foot when it allegedly became stuck on the gas pedal, causing him to be unable to avoid the collisions that occurred. One of the pedestrian victims suffered serious injuries and was taken to the hospital. The second pedestrian victim suffered only minor injuries. The authorities reported that the pedestrian accidentremains under investigation. Pedestrian accidents can often result in severe injuries. These injuries can sometimes require extensive and lengthy recovery. They also can come with substantial medical expenses and the requirement of future medical care. Auto-pedestrian accident victims also may suffer additional economic injuries, including lost wages and lost earning-capacity. Victims who have suffered this way may wish to consider filing a claim against the negligent driver who caused the injuries in order to be compensated for the damages. Injured victims oftentimes have the ability to recover damages when injuries have resulted from the carelessness of another person, such as a negligent driver. A variety of damages may be available, depending on the circumstances surrounding the incident. The claims process will help victims receive compensation for damages suffered, which, in turn, may better aid in a full recovery from the injuries. Working with an experienced personal injury attorney can help those harmed understand their options and seek the best possible resolution to an unfortunate situation. Source: KGW.com, “Beaverton driver hits cars, trees, pedestrians,” Jeff Thompson, Sept. 24, 2013