Troutdale is a transportation gateway, serving the Historic Columbia River Highway, the Mount Hood Scenic Byway, and the Columbia River Gorge. It currently has a population of about 15,962. Troutdale has a nice climate, with summers that never average above 71 degrees.
The city is also known for a renowned brewpub and hotel, and it also has many hotels and restaurants that are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Transportation accidents in Troutdale
Because Troutdale is the gateway to many major transportation routes in the area, it is also a prime location for transportation accidents. While they don’t get the same headlines, motor vehicle accidents are a more common occurrence than aviation crashes – so it is more likely that someone will experience a car crash during their lifetime.
Auto accidents can be devastating, especially if serious physical injury or death occurs. Oftentimes, distracted driving is the prime cause of a car crash, especially given the rise of cell phone use among today’s drivers. Although using a cell phone while driving is against the law, it still happens, and the consequences are numerous.
Distracted driving is not just caused by cell phones. The term encompasses any activity that is done while driving that can take away from the driver’s attention on the road. This includes:
- Reading while driving;
- Putting on makeup while driving;
- Fiddling with the radio or another car instrument;
- Not keeping one’s eyes on the road
If you, or a loved one, have been in a motor vehicle accident that was caused by distracted driving, you may be eligible for compensation under Oregon law.
In Oregon, when another driver is negligent, or fails to operate his or her motor vehicle in adherence with the appropriate standard of care, he or she can be held liable for any damages that are caused by his or her negligent behavior.
Get a free consultation now
The attorneys at Dwyer Williams Cherkoss Attorneys, PC are experienced in handling motor vehicle accident claims. We have years of experience assisting our clients that have been involved in car crashes. We offer a free initial consultation in order to evaluate a client’s case and determine whether they will be able to obtain damages from the negligent party.
For a free initial consultation, we welcome your call to our Troutdale area office at 541-617-0555.
Directions to Our Oregon Personal Injury Attorneys from Troutdale, OR
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Troutdale, OR 97060
Total Est. Time: 2h 57 mins
Total Est. Distance: 149 mi
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1558 SW Nancy Way #101, Bend, OR 97702