One Dead, Three Injured in Rollover Crash with Drunken Driver

Date: July 13, 2015

Location: Row River Road

Names: Amber L. Cobiskey, Kyle Allen Bond, Tyler J. Stuner, Jonathan M. Bellone, Forest Cobiskey

One Dead, Three Injured in Rollover Crash with Drunken Driver

Monday evening, a woman died when a pickup truck rolled over on Row River Road in Cottage Grove.

A 1985 GMC 1500 pickup driven by Kyle Allen Bond, 25, of Eugene, was headed west on Row River Road when he lost control of the truck and traveled off the roadway for unknown reasons. The truck ran into a concrete barrier and overturned. Three people riding in the bed of the truck were ejected.

One of the passengers, Amber L. Cobiskey, 20, of Cottage Grove, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Three other passengers from Cottage Grove, Typer J. Stuner, 18, Jonathan M. Bellone, 21, and Forest Cobiskey, 18, were all taken to the hospital with serious injuries. Another 16-year-old passenger was not injured.

Bond, the driver, was booked into the Lane County Jail pending charges of second-degree manslaughter, three-counts of third-degree assault, five counts of reckless endangerment, and driving under the influence of intoxicants.

We extend our condolences to the family and friends of Amber L. Cobiskey and wish everyone else involved a full and speedy recovery.

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 July 15, 2015, in Automobile Accidents, Car Accidents, Drunk Driving, Oregon Car Accidents, personal injury, rollovers, Wrongful Death and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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