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Portland Man Injured in Gresham Hit-and-run

Date: June 15, 2015

Location: Southeast 162nd Avenue

Name: Mario Polk

Portland Man Injured in Gresham Hit-and-run

Monday morning a Portland man was left injured in the street after a collision with a car in Gresham.

A white Ford Crown Victoria hit Mario Polk, 39, as he was crossing Southeast 162nd just north of Stark Street.

The car left the scene and Polk was taken to the hospital with non life-threatening injuries.

Police later found the Ford parked near the 2600 block of Southeast 127th Avenue. The driver and the passenger are described as men in their mid-20s to mid-30s. Witnesses said it seems the vehicles passenger was in a verbal argument with Polk before the collision.

We hope Mario Polk 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.

Pedestrian Killed in Hit-and-Run in Salem

Date: May 23, 2015

Location: Salem Parkway

Names: Travis J. Lane, Kimberly A. Malm

Pedestrian Killed in Hit-and-Run in Salem

A Salem man was struck and killed in a hit-and-run on Salem Parkway.

Travis J. Lane, 36, was hit on the parkway at Cherry Avenue NE and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Witnesses has said the vehicle left the scene but was found several hours later.  Kimberly A. Malm, 36, of Salem was arrested on charges of second-degree manslaughter, DUI, reckless driving, reckless endangerment and failure to perform the duties of a driver.

We extend our condolences to the family and friends of Travis J. Lane. 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.

Hit-and-run Driver Strikes Flagger on Highway 213

Date: April 30, 2015

Location: Highway 213

Names: Unavailable

Hit-and-run Driver Strikes Flagger on Highway 213

Thursday morning a construction worker was hit by a car and then the driver sped off in Molalla.

The suspect ignored workers and passed a pilot car turning off Highway 213.

The worker had minor injuries and took himself to the hospital.

Police are continuing to investigate the hit-and-run.

We wish the worker a full and speedy recovery. 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.

Hit-and-run Driver Kills Pedestrian in Gresham

Date: April 25, 2015

Location: West Powell Boulevard near 182nd Avenue

Name: Jerrie Ann Horning, Miranda Ashley Calvin

Hit-and-run Driver Kills Pedestrian in Gresham

Saturday evening a driver struck a pedestrian and fled the scene in Gresham.

Police were called to a scene where a woman was found dead at the 4800 block of West Powell Boulevard near 182nd Avenue.  Later she was identified as Jerrie Ann Horning, 49, of Gresham.

A white Mercedes Benz fled the scene and police found the driver, Miranda Ashley Calvin, 19, on Sunday at the Marriott Hotel on Sunnybrook Boulevard in Clackamas.

Calvin is being charged with manslaughter, felony hit-and-run and reckless driving.

We extend our condolences to the family and friends of the Jerrie Ann Horning. 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.

 

Woman Hits 5-year-old with Truck, Buries self in Dirt to hide from Police

Date: April 24, 2015

Location: Washougal, WA

Name: Marsha Perry

Woman Hits 5-year-old with Truck, Buries self in Dirt to hide from Police

Friday evening a woman was driving a truck when she hit a 5-year-old riding a big wheel.

Marsha Perry, 36, of Washougal, was driving a white 1994 Ford F-150 pickup on N 22nd Street when the child pedaled out from a driveway and they collided.

The boy was taken to Peace Health Southwest Medical Center for treatment of his injuries and is expected to be okay.

Perry attempted to drive away from the scene, then left her truck and walked toward Washougal River Road.

A police and K-9 partner were looking for Perry in a field south of the 1800 block of Woodburn Road.  Perry had buried herself in the a shallow hole and covered herself with dirt.  The officer and K-9 were within 5 feet of her but did not notice until Perry surrendered when a second K-9 warning was given.

Perry was taken into custody for felony hit and run, driving with a suspended license and an unrelated misdemeanor warrant.

We wish the child a full and speedy recovery, 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.

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.

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