Man Dies and Woman is Injured in Rollover Crash in Aloha

Date: November 1, 2014

Location: Southwest Farmington Road

Names: Joseph Franklin Anderson & Laura Depee

Man Dies and Woman is Injured in Rollover Crash in Aloha

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Early Saturday morning a man died and a woman was injured in a rollover crash in Aloha.

Joseph Franklin Anderson, 34, of Hillsboro, was driving a Honda Civic on Southwest Farmington Road when the car left the road, hit a dirt embankment and rolled several times around 12:20am.

Anderson died at the scene and passenger Laura Depee, 24, of Estacada, suffered minor injuries.

Alcohol and speed were a factor in the crash.

We extend our condolences to the family and friends of Joseph Franklin Anderson and Laura Depee. Wish Laura a full and speedy recovery.

If you were hurt by a drunk driver, special time limits may apply for filing a claim.

Under ORS 471.565, you can sue the establishment that served the drunk driver alcohol (assuming there was one) by filing a Dram Shop Notice within 180 days. This is only for injury cases, as wrongful death cases have a separate time limit.

A Dram Shop Notice is a special letter that tells the establishment or person who served the alcohol that a claim for damages is being made against the establishment, a description of the time, place, and circumstances giving rise to the claim, and the name and mailing address for the person making the claim. If the drunk driving led to not just an injury, but death, then you have a year instead of 180 days. Basically, a Dram Shop Notice will hold a bar owner responsible for not training employees according to the OLCC’s guidelines regarding intoxicated drinkers.

If the drunk driver was not at a bar or other business that serves alcohol before the crash, there is still the possibility of filing a claim through auto insurance. And in many cases, the drunk driver will also be punished in a criminal court. Although being found guilty for criminal charges can increase the likelihood of a civil personal injury case succeeding, you may still need the help of a drunk driving accident injury lawyer to deal with adjusters and use all the evidence correctly.

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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.

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