Personal injuries resulting from accidents come a variety of different shapes and sizes. From minor, to moderate, to severe, it is important to understand the type of injury you received, as well as the type of accident or incident you were involved in. Below is a list of common reasons to contact Portland Personal Injury Attorneys. Keep in mind that this is a basic list of the most common, and not all of the services lawyers provide through our networks. Make sure you search the rest of the site for your specific situation:
From collisions with cyclists (especially in Portland, a heavily cyclist-friendly city), to rollover accidents involving multiple vehicles, Portland Personal Injury Attorneys is ready to help you through every hurdle in order to get your life back on track, and to the best of our ability, hopefully make the accident a thing of the past.
Portland, Oregon is possibly one of the most bike friendly cities in the United States. In order to maintain this title, the city has created numerous provisions for cyclists, including but not limited to: specialized bike lanes, tailored bike laws, and various incentives for using bikes instead of standard car transportation. However, accidents do happen. Because bicycles aren’t cars, the likelihood of injury or even death occurring is much, much higher.
Buses to many seem far safer than cars. You seldom hear of bus or mass transit incidents occuring in Portland, and the process of riding a bus can seem like a simple process. The fact of the matter is, you and the rest of the passengers that ride the bus entrust their personal safety to the training and competence of the driver, as well as the condition of the bus itself. Bus accidents not only affect the people riding the bus, but because of the size of the vehicle, pedestrians can be affected as well, resulting in mass casualty incidents (MCI).
Under Oregon law, every property owner had the responsibility to keep guests safe at all times. Slip-and-fall incidents are the most popular violations of said law, and result in numerous fall-related injuries each year. In a slip-and-fall accident, a person must prove either a) defendant caused the dangerous conditions, or b) knew about it and did nothing, or c) should have known about it and did nothing.
While we may hate sitting behind the extremely slow truck in rush hour traffic, the truth of the matter is that trucking is vital to our economy. However, because of their size, trucks and large motor vehicles are usually involved in incidents that result in injury or even death.