Were You Injured In A Pedestrian Or Bicycle Accident?
If you are hit by a car as a pedestrian or bicyclist in Oregon, you are covered by our state’s no-fault auto insurance. If the driver of the car was negligent, you can also file a personal injury claim against the driver who hit you.
At the Law Office of Robert A. Miller, in Eugene, Oregon, our lawyers represent pedestrians as well as bicyclists who are injured in accidents with cars. If you have been injured in an accident involving a motor vehicle, we offer a free initial consultation to explain your rights and answer your questions.
No-Fault Coverage For Pedestrians Injured By Cars
Oregon personal injury protection (PIP) covers medical expenses and wage loss for up to $15,000 or one year, whichever comes first. The PIP coverage of the car that hit you applies first. If your injuries are more significant, you could file a claim for damages beyond $15,000 from your own PIP coverage if you have it. PIP coverage only covers economic damages, like medical bills and lost income. If the driver of the car was negligent in hitting you, our lawyers can file a personal injury lawsuit against the driver for full compensation, including damages for pain and suffering.
Was The Driver Negligent?
If you were hit in a crosswalk or in an intersection where you had the green light, the driver of the car is responsible for your injuries. In other situations, jaywalking for instance, liability may be less clear. Oregon is a comparative negligence state, which generally means that you can recover compensation as long as you are not more than 50% responsible for the accident.