Alcohol Involved in Beaverton Crash that Injured Three People

Date: May 15, 2015

Location: Southwest Murray Boulevard & Jenkins Street

Names: Jordan Seroy, Beryl Castro, Evgeniya Yusupov

Alcohol Involved in Beaverton Crash that Injured Three People

Friday evening a crash occurred at the intersection of Southwest Murray Boulevard and Jenkins Street in Beaverton.

A car heading southbound crossed into oncoming traffic and hit another vehicle head-on. A third vehicle heading northbound swerved to avoid the accident but ended up also crashing.

Two of the vehicles had so much damage that firefighters had to cut into the metal to rescue two people. Those two victims were transported to Legacy Emmanuel Hospital and Oregon Health and Science University Hospital.

The driver of the initial vehicle, Jordan Seroy, 24, was flown to Legacy hospital and is suspected to have been under the influence of alcohol during the time of the crash.

The driver of the northbound vehicle, Beryl Casto, 38, suffered minor injuries and his passenger, Evgeniya Yusupov, 32, has serious but non life-threatening injuries.

The third car appeared to have no one injured.

We wish Beryl Castro, Evgeniya Yusupov, and Jordan Seroy 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 not just to an injury, but death, then you have a year instead of 180 days. 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. 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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