Woman Delivering Papers Falls out of Truck in Kelso

Date: January 9, 2015

Location: Kelso

Name: Melinda Ellsworth

Woman Delivering Papers Falls out of Truck in Kelso

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Friday morning a woman was delivering newspapers when she suffered a serious head injury from falling out of a pickup truck.

Melina Ellsworth, 36, was working out of the back of a pickup truck with her boyfriend that morning. Her brother was driving the truck at a speed of less than 12 mph when she fell out.

Her boyfriend tried to save her but wasn’t able to grab her in time.

Ellsworth was taken to a hospital and suffered a skull fracture to the back of her head and bruises on her face and body.

We wish Melinda Ellsworth a full and speedy recovery.

In Oregon, property owners are responsible for making certain their property is maintained safely, without any unreasonable dangers. Despite laws intended to protect people, many accidents still occur due to dangerous conditions.

Common types of premises liability cases include:

Slip and Fall:

Example: A store owner fails to mop up a wet floor, or provide proper traction, and a person slips and falls as a result.
Inadequate Maintenance:

Example: A hotel owner fails to maintain the premises, like when a falling tree branch injures a passerby because it has not been properly trimmed.
Defective Conditions:

Example: A property owner fails to repair or warn the public about a dangerous condition in the area, such as a broken staircase.

Inadequate Security.

Example: A parking structure company fails to install adequate lighting or warn patrons about dangerous criminal activity taking place on the premises.

If you have received injuries due to negligence by a property owner, contact a premises liability lawyer in Oregon to help you investigate, handle your case, and allow you to begin recovery.


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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