Unfortunately, our Portland Oregon personal injury law firm sees a steady stream of car accident, bicycle accident, motorcycle accident, commercial vehicle accident, pedestrian accident, and even fatal accident victims.
We believe that our Portland Oregon personal injury law firm helps these injured parties get the most money they deserve for their injuries. We handle the claims for their injuries, so they can focus on their recovery. We fight to get them money they deserve for their pain and suffering and other damages caused by the at fault party.
Our Portland Oregon personal injury law firm strives to not treat our clients as just a statistic. We have a mission to treat our clients with the respect and dignity that they sometimes don't get when dealing with the insurance adjusters.
Statistically, people just keep getting injured in vehicular accidents in Portland Oregon and other places around America. Even though it is our line of work to help injured people, it is often difficult to see a never ending a steam of injuries caused by cars and other vehicles. We hope that in some small way our work helps to eventually reduce the overall percentage of injured people in Oregon and Washington states.
"One out of every 84 children born today will die violently in a motor vehicle crash, while six out of every ten children will be injured in a motor vehicle crash over the course of their lives, many of them more than once." Quoted from the introduction of the AASHTO Strategic Highway Safety Plan
Oregon had roughly 3,500,000 people in 2000 (U.S. Census Bureau) and the US had roughly 280,000,000 people, so by our calculations Oregon state represents 1.25% of the nation. The Portland Metro area, which includes Vancouver WA, has about 1% of the US population according to our calculations.
Every year there are roughly 3 million vehicle related injuries in the US we have read. So if the Portland Metro area represents roughly 1% of the US population that makes about 37,500 injuries a year or about 100 car accident injuries a day in the Portland Metro Area by our calculations! If you don't believe it, you can listen to the police scanner at OregonLive.com and you will hear just how many accidents the police are called to go to as you listen.
The police fill out on average about 3000 vehicle accident reports each month and many car accidents go unreported by Oregon police.
Links to find out the statistics of accidents in your state. The knowledge gained from reading the information in these links may give you motivation to improve your level of safety by working closer to your home thereby reducing the number of miles you drive per year. This will give you more free time and, at the same time, help the environment.
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Vehicle Accident Statistics 2000
NHTSA Accident Statistics Pedestrian, Alcohol, Truck, etc. Use pull down menu
CDC Accident Statistics
Insurance Institute For Highway Safety
National Transportation Safety Board Highway accident studies
Oregon Dept. Of Transportation (ODOT) Truck Accidents Statistics
ODOT Bicycle Accident Statistics
ODOT Commercial Vehicle Accident Statistics
ODOT Motorcycle Accident Statistics
ODOT Pedestrian Accident Statistics
ODOT Vehicle Fatalities Statistics