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Hail Possibly Caused Head-On Collision on Hwy 22W

Date:  March 17, 2012
Location:  Highway 22W, near milepost 9, west of Dallas
Names:  Kenneth L. Kerr, Marguerite Ruth Kerr, Sharon R. Gilmore

One person was killed and two others were injured in a head-on collision west of Dallas Saturday afternoon. The accident occurred on Highway 22W near the Salt Creek Store.

OSP Trooper Andrew Goffrier told the Yamhill Valley News Register that just after 12:30 p.m. Saturday, a 2008 westbound Honda Civic went out of control on a hail-covered stretch of Highway 22W. The Honda skidded across the highway into the eastbound lane and crashed head-on into a 2008 Toyota Camry being driven by Sharon Gilmore, 49, from Sheridan.

Emergency responders found that Gilmore and the driver of the Honda, Kenneth Kerr, 89, from Salem, had sustained serious but non-life threatening injuries. They were rushed by ambulance to Salem Hospital. Tragically, Kerr’s passenger, 88-year-old Marguerite Kerr, died from her injuries shortly after reaching the hospital.

We send our heartfelt sympathy to Marguerite Kerr’s family and friends, and we also send our sincere hopes that Kenneth Kerr and Sharon Gilmore make a full recovery from their injuries and are out of the hospital soon.

Many questions arise out of a car crash. And unfortunately, our minds don’t often focus on recovering; they usually go directly to the financial – medical bills, insurance policies, lost wages. How will the Kerr and Gilmore families get through it? Fortunately, victims have resources. That’s why we’re here. The first thing you should do after getting the medical help you need is to go to our Portland personal injury website – not to give us your business, but to read our free tips, download helpful documents, or request a free copy of our book. And if that’s not enough, you can always contact us to ask us any questions.


Wilsonville Teacher Died from Injuries Sustained in Classroom Fall

Date:  February 7, 2012
Location:  Inza R. Wood Middle School, Wilsonville
Name:  Susan Asher

A seventh grade social studies teacher from Wilsonville has died from her injuries after falling in her classroom last Thursday. Students and parents were informed Tuesday morning.

According to the report in The Oregonian, Susan Asher was hospitalized last Thursday after a fall. Staff members tried to help her, but the yearbook teacher had suffered traumatic injuries, and an ambulance transported her to a local hospital. Her family had told the school’s principal, Barb Soisson, that they had seen hopeful signs of a recovery over the past five days, but sadly, Asher died from her injuries Tuesday.

We send our deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Susan Asher at this horrible time.

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 with examples:
Slip and Fall: 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: 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: A property owner fails to repair or warn the public about a dangerous condition in the area, such as a broken staircase.
Inadequate Security:
A parking structure company fails to install adequate lighting or warn patrons about dangerous criminal activity taking place on the premises.

If you or a member of your family has received injuries due to negligence by a property owner, contact a premises liability lawyer in Oregon to help you investigate, handle your case, and advise you of your options.

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