Multnomah County, Oregon -- July 4, 2013
10 year-old Peter Chen of Portland, OR has been hospitalized and is in critical condition after being struck by a vehicle Thursday morning. The Portland Police Bureau indicated that Chen was attempting to cross the intersection located on Center Street and 82nd Street with his family when he was struck by a Honda Civic that failed to yield properly at the cross walk he and his family members were standing on. The vehicle was being driven by a 58 year-old female motorist, whose name has yet to be released to the public, at the time of the accident. Although no other family members were injured, 10 year-old Chen was transported to Doernbecher Children's Hospital with reports of serious injuries. Sources confirm that the motorist was not operating the vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol, and was not speeding at the time of the accident. Below is a video of the location where the accident occurred. Source: KATU.com
Legal Commentary - Majed Nachawati - Author
When a reckless driver causes such a traumatic accident to a minor, it is important that his or her parent(s) or legal guardian(s) immediately seek legal counsel on behalf of the minor for injuries suffered. After such an overwhelming accident, speaking with an attorney immediately gives the injured, or parents of the injured, a chance to tell their version of the story as they experienced it and remember it. It also gives parents of the injured minor piece of mind; enabling them to focus on their child's recuperation without worrying about dealing with various insurance companies. If you've been injured or directly affected by a similar kind of accident, the staff at Fears | Nachawati can inform you of your legal rights and any possible claims you may have. We understand how big of an impact a car accident can have on your life and are prepared to advise you. While an accident involving a pedestrian and an automobile may be overwhelming, the right legal counsel can simplify the process and put you at ease.
About the Author:
Majed Nachawati is a preeminent personal injury lawyer with a focus on representing victims and families involved in work accidents, premise liability, and product liability claims. Mr. Nachawati is a former judicial law clerk who has settled and tried numerous lawsuits to verdict, resulting in large recoveries for his personal injury clients. That's why Mr. Nachawati has been recognized as a Super Lawyer and Top Lawyer in wrongful death and serious personal injury cases across the nation and has clients in every state. To discuss your case with Mr. Nachawati, contact him by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone at 1.866.705.7584. His legal background is featured at his Super Lawyers Profile.