Seven Vernonia Teens Crash Into Tree
Date: October 25, 2014
Location: Oregon 47
Late Saturday night a 16-year-old driver lost control of her 1997 Ford pickup while driving along Oregon 47 six miles south of Vernonia. The teen overcorrected while making a turn along the windy highway and ended up steering the truck into a large tree.
The driver and a backseat passenger suffered non-life threatening injuries and a third had minor injuries.
Six of the teens were 16 and one was 17 years old. The investigation of the crash continues.
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.
Posted on October 27, 2014, in Automobile Accidents, Car Accidents, Injuries to Children and Minors, Oregon Car Accidents and tagged car accident, car crash, Oregon 47, Personal Injury, personal injury attorney, teen driver, teenage driving accident, vernonia. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.