Damoneisha D Callhoun Seriously Injured in Accident

Damoneisha_Calhoun_Accident

Date: March 09, 2016

Location: Highway 34 near milepost 5 east of Corvallis, Ore.

Victims: Damoneisha D Calhoun

Corvallis, Ore. – Oregon State Police responded to a report of a two vehicle collision on Highway 34 at about 11:00 a.m. on March 09, 2016.

The investigation indicates that a 2008 Chevrolet Cobalt was driven by Damoneisha D Calhoun, age 21, of Beaverton. Calhoun was driving westbound on Highway 34 and approaching Oakville Road North when a 2015 Kenworth truck towing a 2004 Western States trailer turned onto the highway from Oakville North and came into the path of Calhoun’s car. Calhoun’s vehicle collided directly into the side of the Western States trailer that was being towed.

Both vehicles came to rest in the middle of the road with Calhoun’s care partially under the trailer.

The driver of the Chevrolet, Damoneisha D Calhoun had to be extricated from the vehicle by fire personnel with the Jaws of Life. Once extricated Calhoun was rushed to Good Samaritan Hospital in Corvallis with serious injuries. The driver of the Kenworth, Charles M Brennan, age 55, of White City was not injured in the crash and was cooperating fully with investigators.

Our hearts go out Damoneisha Calhoun and her family. This was a terrible accident, and we just hope everyone involved in the crash knows that there are a lot of people thinking of them.

The period after an accident like this can be a very confusing and challenging time. We feel fortunate to be able to provide victims of these types of accidents with resources that help navigate these challenging and trying times. We hope these resources help answer some of the difficult questions you have after an accident.

As Portland car accident attorneys, we know that filing an insurance claim can be extremely complicated and stressful. After a crash like this, any injured person can seek compensation through the at-fault driver’s insurance policy, or through their own uninsured motorist coverage.

Steps to Take for Filing an Insurance Claim after an Oregon Accident:

  1. Get medical treatment. If you’ve been injured, waiting to seek medical treatment can greatly affect the value of your claim.
  2. Right after the accident, write down any details you remember.
  3. Contact your insurance company and get a copy of your insurance policy if you don’t have one. Talk to your adjuster about using your personal injury protection (PIP) coverage for medical treatment, lost wages, etc.
  4. Determine the amount of property damage done.
  5. Start keeping good records. Get the police report, copies of medical bills, pictures of your car before and after repairs, etc.
  6. If you are considering hiring a lawyer, talk to the lawyer before you talk to the other driver’s insurance company.
  7. Get all correspondence with both insurance companies in writing.
  8. Do not sign anything until you are done treating and are medically stationary.
  9. Check the statute of limitations on your claim. For most car accidents in Oregon, the time limit is two years, but this is not true for all cases. In some cases, you will only have 180 days – speaking to an attorney can clarify your time limits.
  10. Discuss your case with a car accident attorney in Portland who offers free consultations to start understanding the laws that affect your case and your rights as an accident victim.

But before you speak to the insurance adjuster or an attorney, you can learn more about the Oregon insurance claim process in the very helpful book, 7 Common Mistakes That Can Wreck Your Oregon Accident Case.

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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 March 14, 2016, in Automobile Accidents, Car Accidents, Oregon Car Accidents, personal injury, Portland personal injury attorneys and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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