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Driver Returns to the Scene of Pedestrian Crash in NE Portland

Date: August 7, 2015

Location: Northeast 1st Avenue and Lloyd Boulevard

Name: Unavailable

Driver Returns to the Scene of Pedestrian Crash in NE Portland

Friday afternoon a woman was struck by a car in Northeast Portland and was lying on the ground prior to getting hit.

The woman had fallen and was lying on the ground when a gray BMW swerved to avoid the pedestrian. The driver hit a curb, drove off and called 911 about the pedestrian and later returned after learning the pedestrian was hit.

The collision occurred at Northeast First Avenue and Lloyd Boulevard and the woman was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.

The accident was first considered a hit-and-run but since the driver returned, it no longer is one.

We wish the woman 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 Critically Injured in Hit-and-Run in SE Portland Parking Lot

Date: July 22, 2015

Location: Southeast 126th Avenue and Division Street

Name: Kevin McNerney

Man Critically Injured in Hit-and-Run in SE Portland Parking Lot

Wednesday afternoon a man was critically injured after being hit by and SUV in a Taco Bell parking lot in SE Portland.

Kevin McNerney, 48, was found seriously injured in the parking lot of Taco Bell at Southeast 126th Avenue and Division Street.

It appears McNerney and the driver of the SUV, a woman, were in an altercation right before the woman struck him with her car while leaving the parking lot.

The vehicle is described as a 2012 or 2013 dark-colored Chevrolet Equinox SUV with yellow Oregon plates.

We hope Kevin McNerney 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 Hit-and-run Caught on Camera in SE Portland

Date: July 4, 2015

Location: SE 60th Avenue and Holgate Boulevard

Name: Marlene Popps

Pedestrian Hit-and-run Caught on Camera

Saturday on Independence Day, a 60-year-old woman was hit by a vehicle at Southeast 60th Avenue and Holgate Boulevard.

Marlene Popps, 60, was taken to a Portland hospital with traumatic injuries.

A person caught the accident on video from a distance and that is currently the only piece of evidence investigators have to find the suspect.

We hope Marlene Popps 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.

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.

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