Oregon Pedestrian Accident Lawyer

After successfully litigating hundreds of cases, I know what to expect from insurance companies. I use the knowledge and experience gained to maximize my client's recovery. A severe personal injury claim affects more than just your pocketbook, every aspect of your life is touched. My firm strives for compassionate representation through every step of your personal injury case.
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Justin Johnson

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Justin Johnson

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Important Information From An Oregon Pedestrian Accident Lawyer

When you are walking along and across roadways, you are forced to place your trust in the ability and attentiveness of drivers. Pedestrian accidents are all too common on the streets of Oregon. We share our roads with pedestrians, bicyclists, and motor vehicles. Newer electric bikes, skateboards, and scooters have only added to the congestion. When limited visibility is added to the mix, accidents and collisions simply happen with more frequency here than in other places. Everyone should be able to share these vital paths with pedestrians, but  often carelessness results in accidents. Pedestrians are at particular risk.

What separates these kinds of accidents from car-on-car crashes is the vulnerability of a pedestrian. All too often this leads to a catastrophic injury. If you have been injured by a motor vehicle while walking, the pedestrian accident attorneys at Johnson Law are standing by to aid you in navigating the complicated legal system that surrounds pedestrian injuries. We want to protect your legal rights by starting with free consultations and letting you know that we do not get paid unless we win.

Oregon Pedestrian Accident Laws

If you are unfamiliar with Oregon's pedestrian accident laws you can view the pamphlet published by Oregon's Department of Transportation to learn more. The Oregon pedestrian accident lawyers of Johnson law are well versed in the responsibilities and rights of pedestrians. We can help you determine what a potential fair settlement is for your accident. It is important to know if you or a vehicle were at fault. Understanding the nuance of some of Oregon's pedestrian laws (like ORS 814.010) can be difficult, and we can help.

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Things You Need To Know

How much does it cost to retain a personal injury attorney? Are there additional costs?

There is no upfront cost to retain a personal injury attorney.

We operate on a contingency fee basis similar to most personal injury lawyers. However, you will be pleased to learn that we charge our fee only AFTER your medical bills have been paid. This is an important distinction.

We do not get paid unless we win. Almost all personal injury attorneys operate on a contingency fee basis, but that does not mean they charge the same fee. If we settle prior to trial or arbitration we take 33.33% of the recovery as our attorney fee. This is after your medical bills have been paid. Many personal injury attorneys take their 33.33% fee before the medical bills have been paid. This can result in the client receiving little or no compensation. If we go to arbitration or trial, our contingency fee is 40% of the recovery, again after the medical bills are paid. In our experience, this results in our clients being fairly compensated with higher financial recovery.

The insurance company has already offered me a settlement. Should I take it?

Not before consulting with an attorney.

Insurance companies have an interest in getting you to settle your claim as quickly and as cheaply as is possible. By settling your claim, you are releasing the insurance company from any future liability stemming from the incident. It takes time for medical professionals to identify all of your injuries. If you settle your claim too quickly and then realize later on that you are suffering from a more serious injury, it is difficult, if not impossible, to hold the insurance company accountable and receive the proper amount of compensation. Also, in our experience, insurance companies generally do not offer fair settlements to people who are not representing by an attorney.

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Example Results
$250K

Medical Malpractice

This claim was the result of a medical provider failing to timely diagnose a subdural hematoma.
$465K

Traumatic Brain Injury

Justin Johnson obtained this result when advocating for a client in a T-bone collision that resulted in a traumatic brain injury.
$360K

Car Accident

Rear-end collision that resulted in a neck injury requiring surgery.
$220K

ATV Rollover

ATV rollover that resulted from it being overloaded. The client had a crush injury to her leg that required medical attention.

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What You Need to Know About Pedestrian Injuries

First, if you have auto insurance, or if your household has auto insurance, then that insurance policy’s Personal Injury Protection (PIP) benefits apply. PIP will cover reasonable and necessary medical treatment for the injuries that resulted from the collision for up to a year from the date of the incident. It will also pay a portion of your lost wages if you are unable to work as a result of the injury.

What If I Do Not Have Auto Insurance?

If you do not have auto insurance but you do have personal health insurance, then your health insurance will cover the cost of treatment for the injuries you sustained. If you do not have personal health insurance, then assuming the driver who hit you is at fault, their insurance will pay for the medical bills that result from the collision.

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Ralph E. Gzik

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Ralph E. Gzik

Oregon Pedestrian Accidents

Auto accidents involving pedestrian can lead to some of the most disastrous injuries that occur on the road. Victims that survive being struck by a car or a truck are often left with lifelong pain and impairment that affects every facet of their lives. The human body is simply not able to withstand the extreme forces of a collision with a vehicle. This commonly results in injuries such as broken and fractured bones, extreme soft tissue wounds, and head trauma.

If a pedestrian is lucky enough to survive being struck by a car or truck, then they will likely face a long and arduous road to recovery. This is why it is imperative to seek out an experienced personal injury attorney to assist you in protecting your legal rights. Remember, the personal injury attorneys at Johnson Law offer free consultations to any pedestrian injured by a negligent driver.

Once fault is assigned, injuries have been properly documented, and future treatment established, settlement can begin on a pedestrian accident claim. Negotiations occur exclusively between the insurance adjusters and the attorneys at Johnson Law so that the injured victim can concentrate on fully recovering and putting their life back together. The clients of Johnson Law are advised and updated throughout the entire process as much as they desire.

Investigating a Pedestrian Injury Case

There are a number of factors that go into most pedestrian injuries that should be ascertained as soon as possible. This is why an experienced pedestrian accident lawyer can be a valuable asset in pedestrian accidents.

Unfortunately, insurance companies often blame pedestrians for the accident, resulting in liability disputes that go on for years. This is why if there is even a chance that the pedestrian will be blamed for the collision, it is important to investigate the accident as quickly as possible. 911 calls that result from the accident can be requested to identify witnesses. The police can be contacted and involved in the investigation to obtain any video evidence that may be available. The scene of the accident can be extensively documented by an investigator or accident re-constructionist. This should be done as soon after the accident as possible. If you have been injured by the negligent conduct of a driver, an experienced personal injury attorney can take all these steps and more to preserve you legal rights.

At Johnson Law, we focus on helping vulnerable accident victims in their time of need. We will assist with navigating the maze of medical bills, insurance claims, and doctor’s visits that accompany these devastating accidents. It may be tempting to settle with the insurance company right away, but keep in our experience insurance companies almost always low-ball you and try to settle as cheaply as possible. At Johnson Law, we will fight to get you the compensation and justice you deserve.

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Oregon Personal Injury Attorney

I dedicate my time and energy to advocating on behalf of those that have had a loss because of the negligence of others. I excel at guiding victims of motor vehicle collisions through their medical recovery, and ultimately, pursuing financial recovery for their harms and losses. I will always find time to talk and discuss how best to make you whole following a motor vehicle collision.
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