Accident on Highway 30 Injures Scappoose Woman

Date: May 15, 2015

Location: Highway 30

Names: Kirk L. Hubbard, Loretta Sampson

Accident on Highway 30 Injures Scappoose Woman

Early Friday morning a pedestrian crossed Highway 30 from Larson Road to a TriMet bus stop.

A 2007 Freightliner driven by Kirk L. Hubbard, 56, of McMinnville, slowed down to a stop for the pedestrian.

A 1995 Chevrolet Surburban driven by Loretta Sampson, 58, of Scappoose, hit the back of the Freightliner truck.

Sampson was transported to Emmanuel Hospital in Portland with serious injuries. Hubbard was not injured in the accident. Both drivers were wearing their seat belts.

The pedestrian was picked up by a passing car headed eastbound. The pedestrian is described at a white male, 50-60 years old with grey balding hair and 203 days growth of a beard, wearing a blue jacket, blue cargo shorts and blue tennis shoes.

We wish Loretta Sampson a full and speedy recovery.

As Portland car accident attorneys, we know that filing an insurance claim can be extremely complicated and stressful. After a crash like this, any injured person can seek compensation through the at-fault driver’s insurance policy, or through their own uninsured motorist coverage.

Steps to Take for Filing an Insurance Claim after an Oregon Accident:

  1. Get medical treatment. If you’ve been injured, waiting to seek medical treatment can greatly affect the value of your claim.
  2. Right after the accident, write down any details you remember.
  3. Contact your insurance company and get a copy of your insurance policy if you don’t have one. Talk to your adjuster about using your personal injury protection (PIP) coverage for medical treatment, lost wages, etc.
  4. Determine the amount of property damage done.
  5. Start keeping good records. Get the police report, copies of medical bills, pictures of your car before and after repairs, etc.
  6. If you are considering hiring a lawyer, talk to the lawyer before you talk to the other driver’s insurance company.
  7. Get all correspondence with both insurance companies in writing.
  8. Do not sign anything until you are done treating and are medically stationary.
  9. Check the statute of limitations on your claim. For most car accidents in Oregon, the time limit is two years, but this is not true for all cases. In some cases, you will only have 180 days – speaking to an attorney can clarify your time limits.
  10. Discuss your case with a car accident attorney in Portland who offers free consultations to start understanding the laws that affect your case and your rights as an accident victim.

But before you speak to the insurance adjuster or an attorney, you can learn more about the Oregon insurance claim process in the very helpful book, 7 Common Mistakes That Can Wreck Your Oregon Accident Case.


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 May 18, 2015, in Automobile Accidents, Car Accidents, Oregon Car Accidents, Oregon State Police, personal injury and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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