Woman hit by truck and killed in Lake Oswego
Date: February 8, 2016
Location: Lake Oswego, Ore.
Names: Vicky Stroh
LAKE OSWEGO, Ore. – Vicky Stroh of Lake Oswego was killed around 5:30 a.m., near the intersection of Highway 217 northbound and Interstate 5 southbound.
According to investigators, Vicky Stroh was in the crosswalk on Highway 217 when she was struck by a vehicle.
Jim Wolf with the Tigard Police Department reported that the accident victim was wearing headphones at the time of the incident and may not have heard the truck coming. Wolf also reported that Stroh had not activated the pedestrian control device on the crosswalk.
The driver of the truck remained at the scene of the accident and cooperated with investigators.
We extend our condolences to the family and friends of Vicky Stroh.
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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