Teen Falls Between Cars of MAX Train
Date: December 12, 2014
Location: 9525 NE Sandy Boulevard
Friday evening, a 14-year-old boy was injured after he fell between two MAX train cars in Northeast Portland.
The boy was apparently jumping to try to touch the top of a moving train car when he fell between two cars at the Parkrose Transit Center.
The teen was found conscious but injured and was taken to a nearby hospital.
We wish the boy a full and speedy recovery.
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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