Drunk Driver Injured Family in Woodburn Oregon

Date: July 22, 2013
Location: Pudding River Road NE, Woodburn
Names: Moises Skorohodoff, Antonina Skorohodof, Rafael Pablo-Calmo

Rafael Pablo-Calmo, 24, is facing multiple charges after causing a crash that injured 5 people on Sunday, July 22, 2013.

Police report that Pablo-Calmo was operating his 1998 Chevrolet Suburban in the southbound lane of Pudding River Road NE. He came to a stop sign at the intersection of Highway 211, but failed to yield. He then drove into the side of a 2006 Chevrolet Trail Blazer driven by Moises Skorohodoff, 39, of Woodburn.

Multiple parties were injured in the accident, including Skorohodoff, his front seat passenger Antonina Skorohodof, and two girls ages 16 and 6 who were in the backseat. They were taken to area hospitals with non-life threatening injuries. Pablo-Calmo suffered minor injuries.

Pablo-Calmo now faces charges of DUII, reckless driving, recklessly endangering another person and three counts of assault. Police report that there may have been a woman in  Pablo-Calmo’s vehicle who fled the scene following the accident. The investigation is ongoing at this time.

We would like to express out best wishes for a full recovery to the parties injured, Moises and Antonina Skorohodoff, as well as the two young girls. Our thoughts are with you as you all recover from your injuries.

Drunken driving accidents are tragedies that affect not only the victim, but often the victim’s family and friends as well. These cases are also legally complex and can face very strict time limits (as little as 180 days).

If you have been a victim of a drunk driving accident, you may be able to get compensation in a few ways:

  1. You may be able to file a claim with the auto insurance of the at-fault driver.
  2. You may be able to file a claim with your own insurance (if their insurance does not cover all your damages, it was a hit-and-run crash, or they do not have insurance).
  3. You may be able to file a claim against the establishment or person that supplied the alcohol to the drunk driver through a Dram Shop Notice.

A Dram Shop Notice allows you to hold responsible whoever served and continued to serve alcohol to the drunk driver after they were visibly intoxicated, or whoever served alcohol to someone who is underage. This could be a bar, nightclub, restaurant, or whoever supplied the alcohol.

These establishments are required to properly train and incentivize their employees to act in accordance with the OLCC’s guidelines regarding intoxicated drinkers. They should not be allowed to do otherwise. A Dram Shop Notice is a special letter that tells the establishment that they are being held accountable for failing to follow these guidelines.

But if the proper establishment does not receive the Dram Shop Notice within 180 days, the claim may be forever lost. This very tight time limit destroys many otherwise valid claims. Let an Oregon injury attorney who is familiar with the law regarding drunk driving accidents help you through this difficult time, and get you on your way to recovery.





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.

Posted on July 29, 2013, in Drunk Driving, Oregon Car Accidents, Portland personal injury attorneys and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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