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White City Man Arrested For Weekend Hit-and-Run

Date: October 4, 2014

Location: Highway 62 near White City

Names: Christopher Joseph Thompson & George Vincent Prauss

White City Man Arrested For Weekend Hit-and-Run

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George Vincent Prauss, 34, is in the Jackson County Jail for hitting Christopher Joseph Thompson, 41, with his truck while intoxicated and abandoning him on Highway 62 last weekend.

Prauss is charged with felony hit-and-run, driving under the influence of intoxicants, reckless driving and reckless endangerment.

Thompson was walking in a northbound bike lane on Highway 62 around 3am when he was hit near milepost 7. He was found lying in the right-turn lane in front of the White City Goodwill store by Emergency responders. Thompson was taken to OHSU and remains there in critical condition.

Oregon State Police put the word out about the vehicle that hit Thompson and received a tip on Monday. The vehicle, a black 1997 Dodge Ram pickup was identified and the owner Prauss was arrested.

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.

Teacher at West Salem High School Accused of Hit-and-run of 8-Year-old Boy

Date: September 19, 2014

Location: West Salem

Name: Kimberly McConnell

Teacher at West Salem High School Accused of Hit-and-run of 8-Year-old Boy

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West Salem Choir teacher, 52-year-old Kimberly McConnell, failed to help an 8-year-old boy, provide information and wait for an officer. She fled the scene of a collision and the boy suffered a broken leg.

McConnell’s lawyer said the crash was unavoidable when the boy skateboarded into the rear of her car. The incident happened on September 19 and she was arrested then released on bail on September 23.

We wish the boy a full and speedy recovery.

If a child is injured, the statute of limitations is complicated. ORS 12.160 states that the time for bringing the lawsuit does not start being counted until the child turns 18. However, the time limit will never be extended for more than five years, nor will it be extended for more than one year after the child’s 18th birthday.

In general, if a child is 17 or older at the time of the accident, the statute will run in two years, just like for an adult. If the child is between 12 and 17, the time limit will run out on the child’s 19th birthday. If the child is under 12, the time will run out 7 years after the injury.

So if your child has been injured, in either an auto crash or another type of accident, protect their rights (and your financial well-being) by considering a personal injury attorney. Remember, our Portland personal injury lawyers offer free consultations and as father’s we are even more personally concerned about child injury cases.

 

Jennifer Lopez & Leah Remini Hit By Drunk Driver

Date: September 28, 2014

Location Pacific Coast Highway Malibu, CA

Name: Jennifer Lopez & Leah Remini

Jennifer Lopez & Leah Remini Hit By Drunk Driver

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The SUV carrying actress Leah Remini, singer Jennifer Lopez and her two kids was stopped at a traffic light and rear-ended by a pickup truck Saturday evening around 8 pm. The traffic light was on the 22700 block of Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu and no one was injured.

The drivers got out of their vehicles to assess any damage and were about to exchange information when the man got into his truck and sped off.

He was arrested a short distance away by the police and had a suspicion of drunken driving.

We hope Jennifer Lopez and Leah Remini are able to recover from this accident, and that the hit and run driver is held accountable. Hit and run drivers are cowards and criminals, and as Portland attorneys for hit and run injury victims we hope this driver is found soon. Remember, hit and run drivers can be punished in both criminal and civil cases.

According to Oregon law (ORS 811.705), drivers are required to remain at the scene if anyone is injured. If a driver does not do this, they can have criminal charges brought against them once they are found.

We encourage anyone who has witnessed a hit and run to come forward with information! You can call our office and we will ensure that your identity is protected, and the information is sent to the right person. If you feel more comfortable calling a hotline, Shulman DuBois LLC sponsors the Hit and Run Reward program that gives financial incentives for reluctant witnesses to come forward after hit and run incidents. Remember, you are helping the person who was hit and you helping protect our streets from drivers who do not obey the laws.

In cases like this, the hit and run driver can also have a civil lawsuit brought against them for all damages to the injury victim. Anyone injured by a hit and run driver has the right to seek legal recourse for injuries and damages to property. This compensation can come from the at-fault driver’s insurance or any personal assets they have.

In many cases, the hit and run driver left the scene because:

  • They did not have insurance.
  • They were driving intoxicated.

If the driver was driving intoxicated, you may still be able to file a claim with their insurance company, if you can identify the driver.

If you cannot find the driver, however, OR they do not have insurance, you can still file a claim through your own uninsured motorist (UIM) coverage on your own auto policy.

We understand that this is a complicated process, and we recommend discussing your case with a Portland hit and run accident attorney who offers free consultations if you have any questions.

Milwaukie Mom Pushing Stroller Injured in Hit-and-run

Date: September 25, 2014

Location: Milwaukie

Name: Alexis Yancey

Milwaukie Mom Pushing Stroller Injured in Hit-and-run

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Alexis Yancey, 18, was pushing her 5-month-old son in stroller on the sidewalk when a car drove up and hit her. Yancey told the police she was able to push her son out of the way before she was hit.

A black Toyota Camry was speeding down a hill weaving in and out of traffic until it went to make a sharp right turn. The turn was made too soon and the vehicle side-swept Yancey and knocked her to the ground. The driver backed up the car and sped off.

Yancey suffered a hip injury in result of the hit-and-run. The driver was described as a tall white man possibly in his early 20s with a young black woman in the front passenger seat.

We hope Alexis Yancey is able to recover from this accident, and that the hit and run driver is held accountable. Hit and run drivers are cowards and criminals, and as Portland attorneys for hit and run injury victims we hope this driver is found soon. Remember, hit and run drivers can be punished in both criminal and civil cases.

According to Oregon law (ORS 811.705), drivers are required to remain at the scene if anyone is injured. If a driver does not do this, they can have criminal charges brought against them once they are found.

We encourage anyone who has witnessed a hit and run to come forward with information! You can call our office and we will ensure that your identity is protected, and the information is sent to the right person. If you feel more comfortable calling a hotline, Shulman DuBois LLC sponsors the Hit and Run Reward program that gives financial incentives for reluctant witnesses to come forward after hit and run incidents. Remember, you are helping the person who was hit and you helping protect our streets from drivers who do not obey the laws.

In cases like this, the hit and run driver can also have a civil lawsuit brought against them for all damages to the injury victim. Anyone injured by a hit and run driver has the right to seek legal recourse for injuries and damages to property. This compensation can come from the at-fault driver’s insurance or any personal assets they have.

In many cases, the hit and run driver left the scene because:

  • They did not have insurance.
  • They were driving intoxicated.

If the driver was driving intoxicated, you may still be able to file a claim with their insurance company, if you can identify the driver.

If you cannot find the driver, however, OR they do not have insurance, you can still file a claim through your own uninsured motorist (UIM) coverage on your own auto policy.

We understand that this is a complicated process, and we recommend discussing your case with a Portland hit and run accident attorney who offers free consultations if you have any questions.

Grandfather’s Vehicle Was Rear-ended and Crashed Into a Fence

Date: September 8, 2014

Location: Blair Road in Camas

Name: Stuart Wade

Grandfather’s Vehicle Was Rear-ended and Crashed Into a Fence

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Stuart Wade and his granddaughters, 7 and 9 years old, were intentionally rear-ended by an enraged driver who then sped off. The vehicle was then slammed into a fence and rammed into a tree.

The road rage incident began when the suspect pulled out of the Fern Prairie Store parking lot and started tailgating and honking at Wade.

Despite the significant damage to the vehicle, Wade and his granddaughters were not seriously injured and are lucky to be alive.

The Clark County Sheriff’s are looking for more information to find the suspect.

We hope Stuart Wade and his granddaughters are able to recover from this accident, and that the hit and run driver is held accountable. Hit and run drivers are cowards and criminals, and as Portland attorneys for hit and run injury victims we hope this driver is found soon. Remember, hit and run drivers can be punished in both criminal and civil cases.

According to Oregon law (ORS 811.705), drivers are required to remain at the scene if anyone is injured. If a driver does not do this, they can have criminal charges brought against them once they are found.

We encourage anyone who has witnessed a hit and run to come forward with information! You can call our office and we will ensure that your identity is protected, and the information is sent to the right person. If you feel more comfortable calling a hotline, Shulman DuBois LLC sponsors the Hit and Run Reward program that gives financial incentives for reluctant witnesses to come forward after hit and run incidents. Remember, you are helping the person who was hit and you helping protect our streets from drivers who do not obey the laws.

In cases like this, the hit and run driver can also have a civil lawsuit brought against them for all damages to the injury victim. Anyone injured by a hit and run driver has the right to seek legal recourse for injuries and damages to property. This compensation can come from the at-fault driver’s insurance or any personal assets they have.

In many cases, the hit and run driver left the scene because:

  • They did not have insurance.
  • They were driving intoxicated.

If the driver was driving intoxicated, you may still be able to file a claim with their insurance company, if you can identify the driver.

If you cannot find the driver, however, OR they do not have insurance, you can still file a claim through your own uninsured motorist (UIM) coverage on your own auto policy.

We understand that this is a complicated process, and we recommend discussing your case with a Portland hit and run accident attorney who offers free consultations if you have any questions.

Nonie Ann Enyeart Get 60 Days from Hit-and-Run in March

Date: March, 2014

Location: Southeast Portland

Name: Nonie Ann Enyeart

Hit-and-Run Driver Gets 60 Days For Leaving Two Seniors Sprawled Across Pavement

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Back in March a 54-year-old driver, Nonie Ann Enyeart, struck two women ages 71 and 76, in a Southeast Portland crosswalk and continued driving. On Tuesday Enyeart was sentenced to 60 days in jail and 3 years probation.

Soon after the crash, Enyeart was arrested when someone saw her minivan with the broken windshield parked next to her boyfriend’s house.

Enyeart pleaded guilty to felony hit-and-run driving, third and fourth-degree assault and she pleaded no contest to tampering with a witness for telling her boyfriend not to go to the police. She is full of remorse and aware the victims are still suffering from their injuries. Enyeart and her insurance company must repay more than $61,000 in restitution to the victims.

We hope the two older women are able to recover from this accident, and that the hit and run driver is held accountable. Hit and run drivers are cowards and criminals, and as Portland attorneys for hit and run injury victims we are glad the driver was found. Remember, hit and run drivers can be punished in both criminal and civil cases.

According to Oregon law (ORS 811.705), drivers are required to remain at the scene if anyone is injured. If a driver does not do this, they can have criminal charges brought against them once they are found.

We encourage anyone who has witnessed a hit and run to come forward with information! You can call our office and we will ensure that your identity is protected, and the information is sent to the right person. If you feel more comfortable calling a hotline, Shulman DuBois LLC sponsors the Hit and Run Reward program that gives financial incentives for reluctant witnesses to come forward after hit and run incidents. Remember, you are helping the person who was hit and you helping protect our streets from drivers who do not obey the laws.

In cases like this, the hit and run driver can also have a civil lawsuit brought against them for all damages to the injury victim. Anyone injured by a hit and run driver has the right to seek legal recourse for injuries and damages to property. This compensation can come from the at-fault driver’s insurance or any personal assets they have.

In many cases, the hit and run driver left the scene because:

  • They did not have insurance.
  • They were driving intoxicated.

If the driver was driving intoxicated, you may still be able to file a claim with their insurance company, if you can identify the driver.

If you cannot find the driver, however, OR they do not have insurance, you can still file a claim through your own uninsured motorist (UIM) coverage on your own auto policy.

We understand that this is a complicated process, and we recommend discussing your case with a Portland hit and run accident attorney who offers free consultations if you have any questions.

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