TriMet bus Involved in Fatal Head on Car Crash
Date: February 4, 2016
Location: Mt. Scott Boulevard and Southeast 104th Avenue Portland, Oregon
(Photo: Portland Police)
Names: Ronnie Bernard Davis Sr.
Ronnie Bernard Davis Sr. sustained life-threatening injures and was taken by ambulance to a hospital where he later died from his injuries.
The TriMet driver was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, the Portland Police reported.
In addition to the the TriMet bus driver there was one passenger on board, who was not injured.
The investigation is ongoing.
The accident occurred at 6:20p.m. on February 4th, 2016 on Mt. Scott Boulevard and Southeast 104th Avenue.
We extend our condolences to the family and friends of the accident victim.
Oregon wrongful death claims are allowed under ORS 30.020, 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.
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