Four Injured after Boat Crashes into Hawthorne Bridge

Date: July 21, 2015

Location: Willamette River

Names: Unavailable

Four Injured after Boat Crashes into Hawthorne Bridge

On Tuesday, four people were taken to the hospital after their boat crashed into a Hawthorne Bridge support beam in the Willamette River.

Two teen girls were taken to OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital and two males were taken to OHSU with apparent non life-threatening injuries.

The 16-foot boat was traveling 30 mph when it collided with the beam.

The cause of the crash still remains under investigation.

We wish everyone involved in this crash a full and speedy recovery.

If a child is injured, the statute of limitations is complicated. ORS 12.160 states that the time for bringing the lawsuit does not start being counted until the child turns 18. However, the time limit will never be extended for more than five years, nor will it be extended for more than one year after the child’s 18th birthday.

This statute creates confusion for many people, some lawyers included. So if your child has been injured, in either an auto crash or another type of accident, protect their rights (and your financial well-being) by considering a qualified injury lawyer. Our Portland personal injury lawyers offer free consultations.

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 23, 2015, in Injuries to Children and Minors, personal injury and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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