Portland Man Killed in Vancouver Rollover Crash

Date: March 7, 2015

Location: State Route 500

Name: Terry Lind

Portland Man Killed in Vancouver Rollover Crash

Saturday, just before midnight, a rollover crash killed a Portland Man in Vancouver.

An eastbound Lincoln Mark VII failed to negotiate a curve on the State Route 500 ramp to Interstate 205 and the vehicle flipped over the barrier. The Lincoln landed on its top and slid across I-205 until coming to a rest in the left lane of the highway.

The driver, Terry Lind, 49, of Portland, was taken to PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center and was pronounced dead.

We extend our condolences to the family and friends of Terry Lind.

Oregon wrongful death claims are allowed under ORS 30.010-30.100, but the law is much more complicated than a normal accident case. First of all, the statute of limitations (SOL)(time limit on filing a claim) is different. For most car accidents, the SOL is two years, but for wrongful death, the SOL is “three years after the injury causing the death . . . is discovered or reasonably should have been discovered. . . .”

Additionally, there are limits on who can bring a wrongful death claim. The most common claimants are:

  • Spouses
  • Children (including stepchildren)
  • Parents (including stepparents)

Less common claimants include:

  • Grandchildren
  • Siblings
  • Grandparents

In a wrongful death case, you can ask for compensation for several types of damages such as:

  • Charges for medical services;
  • Charges for burial and memorial services;
  • Compensation that the decedent would have been entitled to for disability, pain and suffering, and loss of income during the period between injury and death;
  • Compensation for “pecuniary loss” to the decedent’s estate;
  • Compensation for the loss of the decedent’s “society, companionship and services” to the decedent’s spouse, children, stepchildren, stepparents, and parents;

Punitive damages are allowed as well, but are rare in Oregon since the State takes 70% of punitive damages awarded. If you have lost a loved one, call a Portland wrongful death attorney for help in securing the compensation you deserve.

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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.

Posted on March 12, 2015, in Automobile Accidents, Car Accidents, rollovers, Wrongful Death and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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