Drunk Driver Injures Woman Passenger, Accused of Assault in SE Portland

Date: September 16, 2015

Location: Southeast Jenne Lane

Name: Anatoly Pasechnikov

Drunk Driver Injures Woman Passenger, Accused of Assault in SE Portland

Early Wednesday morning, the driver of pickup truck rolled over on Southeast Jenne Lane seriously injuring a woman passenger, is accused of assault, drunk driving and leaving the scene of an injury crash.

Anatoly Pasechnikov, 21, rolled his pickup truck on the 5300 block of Southeast Jenne Lane and then ran from the crash scene.

A woman was trapped inside the truck and had to be extricated by firefighters. She was taken to the hospital with serious injuries.

Pasechnikov returned to the crash scene two hours later and was arrested on accusations of third degree assault, second-degree assault, failure to perform the duties of a driver, reckless driving and driving under the influence of intoxicants.

We wish the woman 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.


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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