Category Archives: Hit and Run

Landlord Hits Tenant with Car in Mobile Home Park

Date: April 5, 2015

Location: East Ellendale Avenue

Name: Patrick M. Howard

Landlord Hits Tenant with Car in Mobile Home Park

On Sunday a Dallas landlord hit one of his tenants with his car and also another neighbors vehicle and another home before speeding away.

The landlord Patrick M. Howard, 62, hit a 24-year-old leaving them injured near the vehicle. Howard then hit a car in front of a neighbor’s home and then hit another neighbor’s mobile home.

The injured tenant is expected to survive.

Howard was booked into the Polk County Jail on suspicion of second-degree assault, second-degree criminal mischief, hit-and-run, reckless driving and harassment.

The cause of Howard to angrily flee the mobile home park is still unclear.

We wish the tenant a full and speedy recovery.

In a pedestrian v. car accident, the pedestrian is often seriously injured. In cases where the driver is at fault, the driver’s auto insurance will ultimately compensate the injury victim.

Your own Personal Injury Protection (PIP through your own auto insurance) still applies in this type of case, so use your own auto insurance to pay medical bills until you settle your claim with the at-fault driver’s insurance.

If you don’t have an auto insurance policy, then your health insurance will cover your medical bills. If you don’t have auto or health insurance, the at-fault driver’s PIP should cover your medical bills.

If you are interested in discussing whether you might have a pedestrian accident, call a Portland pedestrian accident attorney for help and a free consultation.

Man Killed in Albany Hit-and-run

Date: April 3, 2015

Location: Century Drive

Name: Jerrell Ridley Stevens True

Man Killed in Albany Hit-and-run

Friday evening a pedestrian was killed in a hit-and-run on Century Drive near Kizer Avenue.

Jerrell Ridley Stevens True, 29, of Albany was hit and killed late Friday or early Saturday in Albany.

The car was a compact or mid-sized silver sedan. Police say the car lost its passenger-side mirror and most likely has damage to its passenger-side headlight and bumper.

Saturday afternoon a woman went to the Albany Police Department and said she was involved in the incident.

The investigation of the crash continues.

We extend our condolences to the family and friends of Jerrell Ridley Stevens True, and that the hit and run driver is held accountable. Hit and run drivers are cowards and criminals, and as Portland attorneys for hit and run injury victims we hope this driver is found soon. Remember, hit and run drivers can be punished in both criminal and civil cases.

According to Oregon law (ORS 811.705), drivers are required to remain at the scene if anyone is injured. If a driver does not do this, they can have criminal charges brought against them once they are found.

We encourage anyone who has witnessed a hit and run to come forward with information! You can call our office and we will ensure that your identity is protected, and the information is sent to the right person. If you feel more comfortable calling a hotline, DuBois Law Group LLC sponsors the Hit and Run Reward program that gives financial incentives for reluctant witnesses to come forward after hit and run incidents. Remember, you are helping the person who was hit and you are helping protect our streets from drivers who do not obey the laws.

In cases like this, the hit and run driver can also have a civil lawsuit brought against them for all damages to the injury victim. Anyone injured by a hit and run driver has the right to seek legal recourse for injuries and damages to property. This compensation can come from the at-fault driver’s insurance or any personal assets they have.

In many cases, the hit and run driver left the scene because:

  • They did not have insurance.
  • They were driving intoxicated.

If the driver was driving intoxicated, you may still be able to file a claim with their insurance company, if you can identify the driver.

If you cannot find the driver, however, OR they do not have insurance, you can still file a claim through your own uninsured motorist (UIM) coverage on your own auto policy.

We understand that this is a complicated process, and we recommend discussing your case with a Portland hit and run accident attorney who offers free consultations if you have any questions.

Pedestrian Injured in Hit-and-run Outside McMinnville

Date: March 10, 2015

Location: Highway 233

Name: Ricardo Cornejo Garcia

Pedestrian Injured in Hit-and-run Outside McMinnville

A man from Amity was hit in an apparent hit-and-run outside McMinnville.

Ricardo Cornejo Garcia, 39, was found lying in a ditch along Highway 233 near Southeast String Town Road.

Garcia appeared to have been struck by a vehicle and was taken to the McMinnville Hospital for treatment then OHSU. Garcia is now listed in good condition.

Investigators are trying to use what little evidence they have to locate the driver.

We hope Ricardo Cornejo Garcia is able to recover from this accident, and that the hit and run driver is held accountable. Hit and run drivers are cowards and criminals, and as Portland attorneys for hit and run injury victims we hope this driver is found soon. Remember, hit and run drivers can be punished in both criminal and civil cases.

According to Oregon law (ORS 811.705), drivers are required to remain at the scene if anyone is injured. If a driver does not do this, they can have criminal charges brought against them once they are found.

We encourage anyone who has witnessed a hit and run to come forward with information! You can call our office and we will ensure that your identity is protected, and the information is sent to the right person. If you feel more comfortable calling a hotline, DuBois Law Group LLC sponsors the Hit and Run Reward program that gives financial incentives for reluctant witnesses to come forward after hit and run incidents. Remember, you are helping the person who was hit and you are helping protect our streets from drivers who do not obey the laws.

In cases like this, the hit and run driver can also have a civil lawsuit brought against them for all damages to the injury victim. Anyone injured by a hit and run driver has the right to seek legal recourse for injuries and damages to property. This compensation can come from the at-fault driver’s insurance or any personal assets they have.

In many cases, the hit and run driver left the scene because:

  • They did not have insurance.
  • They were driving intoxicated.

If the driver was driving intoxicated, you may still be able to file a claim with their insurance company, if you can identify the driver.

If you cannot find the driver, however, OR they do not have insurance, you can still file a claim through your own uninsured motorist (UIM) coverage on your own auto policy.

We understand that this is a complicated process, and we recommend discussing your case with a Portland hit and run accident attorney who offers free consultations if you have any questions.

Passenger Injured in Washougal Hit-and-run

Date: March 4, 2015

Location: State Route 14 and 32nd Street

Name: Unavailable

Passenger Injured in Washougal Hit-and-run

On Wednesday a crash occurred on SR-14 and 32nd Street, which left one passenger injured.

The driver fled the scene and the police later found the their car running at 22nd and E Street but are still looking for the driver.

We hope the passenger is able to recover from this accident, and that the hit and run driver is held accountable. Hit and run drivers are cowards and criminals, and as Portland attorneys for hit and run injury victims we hope this driver is found soon. Remember, hit and run drivers can be punished in both criminal and civil cases.

According to Oregon law (ORS 811.705), drivers are required to remain at the scene if anyone is injured. If a driver does not do this, they can have criminal charges brought against them once they are found.

We encourage anyone who has witnessed a hit and run to come forward with information! You can call our office and we will ensure that your identity is protected, and the information is sent to the right person. If you feel more comfortable calling a hotline, DuBois Law Group LLC sponsors the Hit and Run Reward program that gives financial incentives for reluctant witnesses to come forward after hit and run incidents. Remember, you are helping the person who was hit and you helping protect our streets from drivers who do not obey the laws.

In cases like this, the hit and run driver can also have a civil lawsuit brought against them for all damages to the injury victim. Anyone injured by a hit and run driver has the right to seek legal recourse for injuries and damages to property. This compensation can come from the at-fault driver’s insurance or any personal assets they have.

In many cases, the hit and run driver left the scene because:

  • They did not have insurance.
  • They were driving intoxicated.

If the driver was driving intoxicated, you may still be able to file a claim with their insurance company, if you can identify the driver.

If you cannot find the driver, however, OR they do not have insurance, you can still file a claim through your own uninsured motorist (UIM) coverage on your own auto policy.

We understand that this is a complicated process, and we recommend discussing your case with a Portland hit and run accident attorney who offers free consultations if you have any questions.

Woman Seriously Injured in Hit-and-run Crash in NE Portland

Date: January 16, 2015

Location: Northeast 57th Avenue and Prescott Street

Name: Clarice Charging, Jon Bishop Jones

Woman Seriously Injured in Hit-and-run Crash in NE Portland

Friday morning a woman was hit by a driver who then sped off in the Northeast Cully neighborhood.

The pedestrian, 56-year-old Clarice Charging, was taken the hospital with serious but non life-threatening injuries.

The hit-and-run occurred at the intersection of Northeast 57th Avenue and Prescott Street. Witnesses describe the vehicle as a dark-colored SUV with damage to the front plastic bumper and driver’s side headlight and mirror.

Police found the driver, 46-year-old Jon Bishop Jones and he was charged with felony hit-and-run on Tuesday.

We hope Clarice Charging is able to recover from this accident, and that the hit and run driver is held accountable. Hit and run drivers are cowards and criminals, and as Portland attorneys for hit and run injury victims we hope this driver is found soon. Remember, hit and run drivers can be punished in both criminal and civil cases.

According to Oregon law (ORS 811.705), drivers are required to remain at the scene if anyone is injured. If a driver does not do this, they can have criminal charges brought against them once they are found.

We encourage anyone who has witnessed a hit and run to come forward with information! You can call our office and we will ensure that your identity is protected, and the information is sent to the right person. If you feel more comfortable calling a hotline, DuBois Law Group LLC sponsors the Hit and Run Reward program that gives financial incentives for reluctant witnesses to come forward after hit and run incidents. Remember, you are helping the person who was hit and you helping protect our streets from drivers who do not obey the laws.

In cases like this, the hit and run driver can also have a civil lawsuit brought against them for all damages to the injury victim. Anyone injured by a hit and run driver has the right to seek legal recourse for injuries and damages to property. This compensation can come from the at-fault driver’s insurance or any personal assets they have.

In many cases, the hit and run driver left the scene because:

  • They did not have insurance.
  • They were driving intoxicated.

If the driver was driving intoxicated, you may still be able to file a claim with their insurance company, if you can identify the driver.

If you cannot find the driver, however, OR they do not have insurance, you can still file a claim through your own uninsured motorist (UIM) coverage on your own auto policy.

We understand that this is a complicated process, and we recommend discussing your case with a Portland hit and run accident attorney who offers free consultations if you have any questions.

Women in Wheel Chair Killed in Hit and Run Accident

Date: January 1, 2015
Location: Highway 18B in Sheridan Oregon
Names: Connie K. Nickeson

Wheel Chair Hit and Run Accident

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A 66-year old Women in a Wheel Chair was struck and killed around 7 a.m. in Sheridan, Oregon.

According to Fire Officials, Connie K. Nickeson, a resident of a nearby nursing home, was found in a ditch just off Highway 18B with life threatening injuries. She died soon after being found, despite life saving efforts.

The driver of the vehicle left the scene, but was found soon after the indecent. The vehicle was suspected to be driven by 81-year-old Tom Mishler of Sheridan. The investigation is ongoing.

We extend our condolences to the family and friends of Connie K. Nickeson.

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 (time limit on filing a claim) is different. For most car accidents, the SOL is 2 years, but for wrongful death, the SOL is “three years after the injury causing the death . . . is discovered or reasonably should have been discovered. . . .” In other words, it’s not three years from the date of death; it’s three years from the date of the original injury that ultimately caused the death.

Additionally, there are limits on who can bring a wrongful death claim. The most common claimants are:

  • Spouses
  • Children (including stepchildren)
  • Parents (including stepparents)

Less common claimants include:

  • Grandchildren
  • Siblings
  • Grandparents

In a wrongful death case, you can ask for compensation for several types of damages as well.

Compensatory damages include.

  • Charges for medical services;
  • Charges for burial and memorial services;
  • Compensation that the decedent would have been entitled to for disability, pain, 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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