MAX Train Pedestrian Accident under Investigation, May Lead to Lawsuit
December 17, 2014
Last Friday, a pedestrian accident involving an 18-year-old man and a MAX train left the man with serious injuries that sent him to the trauma center at the Legacy Emanuel Medical Center.
According to detectives overseeing the investigation into this pedestrian accident, the MAX train hit the victim at 6:26 p.m. at the Parkrose/Summer Transit Center. When emergency responders arrived at the scene, the man was still conscious. No further details about this MAX train pedestrian accident were provided by detectives due to the ongoing investigation.
Is a MAX Train Pedestrian Accident Lawsuit Impending? If So …
Although we don’t know enough facts about how this MAX train pedestrian accident occurred, if the outcome of the criminal investigation does find that negligence on behalf of the TriMet MAX system (or one of its employees) was involved, the man injured in this accident can sue for his medical bills and other financial recovery.
With MAX train pedestrian accident cases, however, here’s generally what injured people should know:
- There are deadlines for notifying TriMet that you are suing them – In fact, Oregon law stipulates that people are legally required to notify TriMet of their intent to file a lawsuit against the company within 180 days (6 months) of the date of the incident or injury related to the claim.
- There are deadlines for filing MAX train pedestrian accident lawsuits – Oregon law also stipulates that people must file these lawsuits within two years of the date of the accident. Waiting even one day longer can impact people’s rights to pursue financial recovery in civil court.
- It can be challenging dealing with TriMet’s insurers – Insurance companies are generally in the business of protecting their own profits. When it comes to a MAX train pedestrian accident claim, this can mean that an injured person ends up having to fight for his right to compensation (as insurers may work hard to find even the most minor reasons to undercut or deny accident claims).
Portland MAX Train Pedestrian Accident Lawyers at the Savage Law Firm
Have you or someone you love been hurt in a MAX train accident or in any type of traffic collision? If so, it’s time to contact the Portland pedestrian accident attorneys at the Savage Law Firm. For more than three decades, we have been devoted to providing each of our clients with personal attention, respect and the highest quality legal services.
We realize how devastating a MAX train pedestrian accident can be on a physical, as well as a psychological and financial, level, and our lawyers are here to aggressively defend injured people’s rights to both justice and compensation.
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