2 Bicyclists Hit in Southwest Portland, Woman faces Assault Charges

Date: July 19, 2014
Location: 50thAvenue, Southwest Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway, Southwest Portland
Name: Jasmine Zamora, Cameron Duff

Two bicyclists were hit on Saturday night on Southwest Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway while the woman alleged to have hit them fled the scene.

The accident occurred when Jasmine Zamora, 30, was riding a bicycle behind Cameron Duff, 25, along the highway near 50th Avenue. They were hit from behind by a dark colored car that left the scene.

Another witness who had followed the car led the police to an apartment in the 5700 block of Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway, where police arrested Lisa Lynn Vesely, 32. She was taken to Multnomah County Jail and booked on charges of driving under the influence of intoxicants, third degree assault, two counts of reckless endangerment, and failure to perform the duties of a driver.

We extend our sympathies to the injured and hope they recover quickly and completely.

Our best wishes go out to Zamora; we wish you a speedy and full recovery.

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.

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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 August 13, 2014, in Assault Attorneys, Bicycle Accidents, Drunk Driving, Hit and Run, personal injury and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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