Pedestrians Struck and Injured in West Linn

Date: January 9, 2015

Location: Oregon 43 and Walling Way

Names: Justin Burke, Jodie Siddall, Michael Haftorson

Pedestrians Struck and Injured in West Linn

Friday evening a man and woman were taken to the hospital after they were hit by a car in West Linn.

The driver, 72-year-old Michael Haftorson, turned off Oregon 43 onto Walling Way when his GMC Yukon hit the two pedestrians.

Justin Burke, 36, and Jodi Siddall, 52, sustained non life-threatening injuries and were taken to Oregon Health Sciences University by ambulance.

We wish Justin Burke and Jodie Siddall a full and speedy recovery.

Pedestrians are extremely vulnerable on the road, as cars are so much heavier. In many cases, pedestrians hit by cars are seriously injured or even killed. And, in many cases, the driver is at fault. While this is not always true (sometimes pedestrians cross without a crosswalk, or run out into the street, etc.), in cases where the driver IS at fault, the driver’s auto insurance should compensate the injury victim.

First, in Oregon, according to ORS 742.520, the driver’s personal injury protection (PIP) should cover the injured person’s initial medical bills and lost wages. If these damages exceed the PIP limits (usually $15,000, the requirement in Oregon), then the at-fault driver’s liability insurance should cover the rest of the damages in a personal injury settlement.

If you are interested in discussing whether you might have a pedestrian accident call, call a Portland pedestrian accident attorney for help and a free consultation.


About Sean DuBois

Sean is a personal injury attorney in Portland, OR. He has been recognized by Super Lawyers Magazine as Oregon Rising Stars for the past four years because of his dedication to justice and fair compensation for his clients. If you need to speak with a lawyer about your injury case, Sean can be reached at 503-222-4411.

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