Two Dead in T-bone Crash on 99W
Date: December 10, 2015
Location: Oregon 99W
On Thursday, two people died and others may have been injured in a double fatality crash on Highway 99W about six miles from Rickreal.
A vehicle carrying two passengers crossed into oncoming traffic and was t-boned by another vehicle.
Both passengers in the car died and others may have been injured.
The crash is under investigation.
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:
- Children (including stepchildren)
- Parents (including stepparents)
Less common claimants include:
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.
Posted on December 11, 2015, in truck accidents, Wrongful Death and tagged 99w, car accident, car crash, collision, highway 99, oregon 99w, Personal Injury, Rickreal, t-bone crash, wrongful death. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.