Motorcyclist Dead in 3-Vehicle Crash on I5
Date: April 7, 2014
Location: I5 under Carty Road overpass
Names: Unnamed Motorcyclist, one other person
According to the police who are still investigating the accident, a three vehicle crash involving a motorcycle, a SUV, and a pickup truck resulted in the death of the motorcyclist. The driver of SUV, which rolled over multiple times, was also injured.
The collision occurred on Interstate 5 just north of the Oregon-Washington divide under the Carty Road overpass. Two of the left lanes of the I5 were expected to be closed during the investigation.
Another motorcyclist died on Monday morning in Cedar Hills Boulevard when he lost control of his vehicle and was hit by a SUV.
We extend our sympathies to the family and friends of the dead man and hope the injured driver recovers completely and quickly.
Our hearts and sincere condolences go out to the friends and family of the motorcyclists 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.