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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.

Hit-and-run Driver Arrested for Death of Springfield Man

Date: December 11, 2014

Location: Springfield

Names: Isabel Gloria McDaniel, Gary Louis McDaniel, Daniel Ortiz-Reynaga

Hit-and-run Driver Arrested for Death of Springfield Man

Last Thursday, a woman hit a vehicle and drove 11 blocks with the victim stuck on the luggage rack of her car. The car carried the man for 11 blocks before he fell or was removed and left in the street.

Daniel Ortiz-Reynaga, 67, was pronounced dead at a Springfield hospital. His son suffered minor injuries from the incident.

Police have arrested the hit-and-run driver, 30-year-old Isabel Gloria McDaniel of Veneta. Her husband, Gary Louis McDaniel, 24, was cited for tampering with evidence.

We extend our condolences to the family and friends of Daniel Ortiz-Reynaga and hope his son is able to full recover soon.

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.

Deadly Car Crash East of Sisters on Highway 20 Kills Man

Date: December 11, 2014

Location: Highway 20 near Sisters

Names: Chris P. Dahl, Daniel Showen

Deadly Car Crash East of Sisters on Highway 20 Kills Man

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Thursday morning a man was found dead in the wreckage of a car down a steep embankment off Highway 20 east of Sisters.

The vehicle was possibly involved in two hit-and-run crashes earlier.

A Yamhill County deputy saw a black 2000 Nissan Maxima on its side 100 feet down a steep embankment on Highway 20. When he went down to look at the car he found driver, Chris P. Dahl, of Camp Sherman, dead beneath it.

Dahl was not wearing a seatbelt and was thrown from the car.

The Nissan left the road, went airborne and tumbled down a steep embankment with debris scattered around.

On Wednesday evening a rear-end hit-and-run was reported on Highway 20 in Sisters. A red 2003 Chrysler van driven by Daniel Showen, 26, was hit from behind by a Nissan Maxima.

Showen was able to get the license plate number and called 911 to report the incident.

We hope Daniel Showen is able to recover from this accident and we extend our condolences to the family and friends of Chris P. Dahl. 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.

Pedestrian Struck and Killed by Vehicle near Vancouver Mall

Date: December 8, 2014

Location: Vancouver Mall Drive

Names: Anita Walters & Matthew Saeed Purifoy

Pedestrian Struck and Killed by Vehicle near Vancouver Mall

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Monday morning a woman was hit and killed by a vehicle near Vancouver Mall.

The driver, 33-year-old Matthew Saeed Purifoy, did not stop but instead crashed his maroon Chevrolet nearby and was arrested.

911 calls were reported on a vehicle driving erratically on Interstate 205. The car struck another vehicle on I-205 earlier, left the road temporarily, then took the State Route 500 exit. The driver continued on Northeast Andersen Road where the pedestrian, 57-year-old Anita Walters, was struck and killed near the intersection with Vancouver Mall Drive.

The car continued driving until it crashed into a retaining wall near Northeast 58th Street.

The driver was injured and taken to a hospital nearby. The investigation continues but Police believe he may have been impaired.

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

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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