Semi-Truck Ran Over, Killed Acura Driver on I-5 North

Date: November 4, 2013
Location: I-5, north of the Donald/Aurora interchange in Marion County
Names: Dustin Paul Campbell, Gurpinder Singh

One person died and another was injured in a multi-vehicle crash on the Interstate 5 on Monday.

According to reports, the crash which took place at around 5 pm involved two commercial trucks and a passenger vehicle. One person was found crushed in the passenger vehicle while one truck driver was taken to hospital for treatment. The deceased has been identified as Dustin Paul Campbell, 26.

Campbell’s car was rear-ended and then run over by a semi-truck driven by Gurpinder Singh, 27, from California. Singh then rear-ended another semi-truck.

Police are continuing their investigation and have asked for any witnesses to step forward with information. Our hearts and sincere condolences go out to the friends and family of Campbell during this challenging and tragic time.

In these cases the grief of losing a loved one is deepened by the knowledge that their death may have been due to someone else’s negligence. While it is a small consolation, it is possible to file a wrongful death claim under ORS 30.010-30.1000.

The Oregon statute outlines who is entitled to compensation. Spouses, children, and parents are the most common claimants, but under some circumstances, grandchildren, siblings, and grandparents may be able to bring a wrongful death claim as well. A Personal Representative, usually chosen by the family and approved by a judge, must bring the lawsuit for these beneficiaries.

It is important to note that the time limits for filing a wrongful death claims are very complicated and depend entirely on the circumstances. Your time limit (statute of limitations) may be as little as one year, so preserving evidence and seeking legal help in a timely manner can be extremely important to the case.

If you need to speak with a Portland wrongful death attorney, most offer free consultations. Many will also help you investigate the accident for free until you decide what to do about representation. Let them help you navigate this legal process, so that you can grieve without jeopardizing your rights.

If you are looking for more information about wrongful death claims, please order our free guide, Oregon Wrongful Deaths: A Family Guide to the Civil Justice System After the Death of a Loved One.

Portland Oregon Wrongful Death Attorneys


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 November 19, 2013, in Auto Insurance Lawyers, Portland personal injury attorneys, truck accidents, Wrongful Death and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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