Category Archives: Premises Liability

Fred Meyer Employee’s Arm Stuck in Floor Drain for Two Hours

Date: October 10, 2015

Location: 3300 Portland Road

Name: Lonnie

Fred Meyer Employee’s Arm Stuck in Floor Drain for Two Hours

Saturday late afternoon, a Fred Meyer employee in Newberg got her arm stuck in a drain.

The woman was trying to fish a broom handle out of the drain when her arm got stuck. After trying for 20 minutes to free herself, she called for help.

Newberg firefighters responded and tried to slide her arm out with soap and oil but it didn’t work. The rescue team had to use concrete drills and jack hammers to break the concrete around the drain to free the woman’s arm.

The woman was identified as Lonnie who was 24 years old. She was taken to the hospital to check out her arm injuries.

We wish Lonnie a full and speedy recovery.

In Oregon, property owners are responsible for making certain their property is maintained safely, without any unreasonable dangers. Despite laws intended to protect people, many accidents still occur due to dangerous conditions.

Common types of premises liability cases include:
Slip and Fall:

Example: A storeowner fails to mop up a wet floor, or provide proper traction, and a person slips and falls as a result.
Inadequate Maintenance:

Example: A hotel owner fails to maintain the premises, like when a falling tree branch injures a passerby because it has not been properly trimmed.
Defective Conditions:

Example: A property owner fails to repair or warn the public about a dangerous condition in the area, such as a broken staircase.

Inadequate Security.

Example: A parking structure company fails to install adequate lighting or warn patrons about dangerous criminal activity taking place on the premises.

If you have received injuries due to negligence by a property owner, contact a premises liability lawyer in Oregon to help you investigate, handle your case, and allow you to begin recovery.

Worker Dies after being Struck by Train at Lumber Mill near Gaston

Date: October 6, 2015

Location: 49800 Southwest Scoggins Valley Road

Name: Antonio Avalos

Worker Dies after being Struck by Train at Lumber Mill near Gaston

Tuesday afternoon a mill worker died after a train struck him while he was working in the Stimson Lumber rail yard near Gaston.

Antonio Avalos, 46, of McMinnville, died after he apparently fell off the front of a moving train in the front railcar.

The tracks are used by train cars that transport lumber around the yard of the mill at 49800 Southwest Scoggins Valley Road.

We extend our condolences to the family and friends of Antonio Avalos.

In Oregon, property owners are responsible for making certain their property is maintained safely, without any unreasonable dangers. Despite laws intended to protect people, many accidents still occur due to dangerous conditions.

Common types of premises liability cases include:

Slip and Fall:

Example: A storeowner fails to mop up a wet floor, or provide proper traction, and a person slips and falls as a result.
Inadequate Maintenance:

Example: A hotel owner fails to maintain the premises, like when a falling tree branch injures a passerby because it has not been properly trimmed.
Defective Conditions:

Example: A property owner fails to repair or warn the public about a dangerous condition in the area, such as a broken staircase.

Inadequate Security.

Example: A parking structure company fails to install adequate lighting or warn patrons about dangerous criminal activity taking place on the premises.

If you have received injuries due to negligence by a property owner, contact a premises liability lawyer in Oregon to help you investigate, handle your case, and allow you to begin recovery.

Road Crew Worker Injured after Falling in a Hole

Date: April 28, 2015

Location: North Albina Avenue

Name: Unavailable

Road Crew Worker Injured after Falling in Hole

Tuesday afternoon a Portland Bureau of Transportation road crew leader was injured after he fell from the top of a truck into a 12-foot-deep hole in North Portland.

The worker was taken to Legacy Emanuel trauma center.

Fire crews used a rope-and-pully system to get the man out of the hole that was dug on North Albina Avenue between Mason and Skidmore streets.

We wish the worker a full and speedy recovery.

In Oregon, property owners are responsible for making certain their property is maintained safely, without any unreasonable dangers. Despite laws intended to protect people, many accidents still occur due to dangerous conditions.

Common types of premises liability cases include:

Slip and Fall:

Example: A store owner fails to mop up a wet floor, or provide proper traction, and a person slips and falls as a result.

Inadequate Maintenance:

Example: A hotel owner fails to maintain the premises, like when a falling tree branch injures a passerby because it has not been properly trimmed.

Defective Conditions:

Example: A property owner fails to repair or warn the public about a dangerous condition in the area, such as a broken staircase.

Inadequate Security.

Example: A parking structure company fails to install adequate lighting or warn patrons about dangerous criminal activity taking place on the premises.

If you have received injuries due to negligence by a property owner, contact a premises liability lawyer in Oregon to help you investigate, handle your case, and allow you to begin recovery.

Family of 3, Crushed and Killed by Concrete Slab on Washington Highway

Date: April 13, 2015

Location: State Route 410 in Bonney Lake

Names: Josh Ellis, Vanessa Ellis, Hudson Ellis

Family of 3, Crushed and Killed by Concrete Slab on Washington Highway

Monday morning a concrete slab fell from a construction site on State Route 410 in Bonney Lake crushing a family in a vehicle driving underneath.

A young couple identified as Josh and Vanessa Ellis and their 8-month-old son, Hudson, all died in the accident.

The cause of the large concrete structure to fall is still under investigation.

The part of material that fell was part of the original span of the overpass, which was built in 1992.

We extend our condolences to the family and friends of the family.

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:

  • 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 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.

12 Injured when Church Roof Collapses during Easter Service

Date: April 5, 2015

Location: Rahway, New Jersey

Names: Unavailable

12 Injured when Church Roof Collapses during Easter Service

On Easter Sunday, people at a New Jersey church service heard a cracking sound above them before debris began falling as the roof collapsed.

At least 12 people were injured and taken to the hospital, several were initially trapped under the debris.

The collapse occurred at Korean United Methodist Church and the injured people were members of the Manatial de Vida Pentecostal congregation who rent out the church.

The cause of the collapse is still under investigation.

We wish everyone involved in the accident a full and speedy recovery.

In Oregon, property owners are responsible for making certain their property is maintained safely, without any unreasonable dangers. Despite laws intended to protect people, many accidents still occur due to dangerous conditions.

Common types of premises liability cases include:

Slip and Fall:

Example: A storeowner fails to mop up a wet floor, or provide proper traction, and a person slips and falls as a result.
Inadequate Maintenance:

Example: A hotel owner fails to maintain the premises, like when a falling tree branch injures a passerby because it has not been properly trimmed.
Defective Conditions:

Example: A property owner fails to repair or warn the public about a dangerous condition in the area, such as a broken staircase.

Inadequate Security.

Example: A parking structure company fails to install adequate lighting or warn patrons about dangerous criminal activity taking place on the premises.

If you have received injuries due to negligence by a property owner, contact a premises liability lawyer in Oregon to help you investigate, handle your case, and allow you to begin recovery.

Keizer Crane Operator Killed when Beam falls onto Crane’s Cab in NE Portland

Date: February 17, 2015

Location: 301 NE 2nd Avenue

Name: Christopher Pierson

Keizer Crane Operator Killed when Beam falls onto Crane’s Cab in NE Portland

A worker from Keizer died on Tuesday when a metal beam fell and pierced the cab of the crane he was operating.

Christopher Pierson, 40, died of blunt force head trauma.

The accident occurred at 301 NE Second Ave.

Pierson worked at Axis Crane for three years. He was lifting a 35-foot steel beam by its end when the beam detached and sliced into the cab.

We extend our condolences to the family and friends of Christopher Pierson.

In Oregon, property owners are responsible for making certain their property is maintained safely, without any unreasonable dangers. Despite laws intended to protect people, many accidents still occur due to dangerous conditions.

Common types of premises liability cases include:

Slip and Fall:

Example: A store owner fails to mop up a wet floor, or provide proper traction, and a person slips and falls as a result.

Inadequate Maintenance:

Example: A hotel owner fails to maintain the premises, like when a falling tree branch injures a passerby because it has not been properly trimmed.

Defective Conditions:

Example: A property owner fails to repair or warn the public about a dangerous condition in the area, such as a broken staircase.

Inadequate Security.

Example: A parking structure company fails to install adequate lighting or warn patrons about dangerous criminal activity taking place on the premises.

If you have received injuries due to negligence by a property owner, contact a premises liability lawyer in Oregon to help you investigate, handle your case, and allow you to begin recovery.

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