3-Year-old Dies Falling From Window in SE Portland
Date: September 21, 2014
Location: SE 125th Avenue
A boy was playing with other children when he fell out of a second-story window at a home in the 2600 block of Southeast 125th Avenue. The 3-year-old landed on the concrete and died overnight after the fall.
The child’s relatives called 911 and then put him in a private vehicle to try to meet emergency responders en route but the dispatchers advised the family to stay put and wait until they arrived.
They met up near Southeast 113th Avenue and Division Street and the boy was taken to Oregon Health & Science University in critical condition and died later from his injuries.
We extend our deepest sympathies to the family and friends of the dead boy.
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.
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