Hit and Run Car Accidents in Portland, Oregon
August 1, 2013
An unfortunate number of people are killed in hit-and-run accidents each year. Recent reports in one sizeable west coast city indicate that out of approximately 20,000 hit-and-run accidents each year, 4,000 people lose their lives. Many hit-and-run accidents only involve damage to property; however, it is difficult to comprehend that too many victims are killed. Often, the victim dies because the driver who hit them makes a choice to leave the scene of the accident. It is likely that many people die simply because they do not receive proper medical treatment in a timely manner. The injury lawyers at Savage Law will thoroughly investigate your case if you have been injured in a Portland hit-and-run car accident or if your loved one has suffered fatal injuries from someone who left the scene of the accident.
Citizens Must Do Their Part in Oregon and Across the Nation
It appears that stricter laws need to be in place and enforced when a driver flees the scene of an accident. Community involvement will also help deter the increased number of drivers who fail to comply with laws and leave the scene of a hit-and-run accident. It is important to remember that our police force cannot be everywhere at once, and we, as citizens, must participate in our safety as well as the safety of others. We certainly do not encourage taking the law into your own hands as a citizen, but we do encourage all citizens to be observant and report suspicious behavior to the police. We are often inclined to look the other way, and not become involved, but consider how this type behavior could, and may someday, affect your own family.
Contact a Hit-and-Run Car Accident Attorney in Portland
If you or a loved one have become a victim of a Portland, Oregon hit-and-run accident, contact Savage Law firm today for a free consultation to determine how our professional, and compassionate injury lawyers can assist you and your family.