We created this BLOG page to teach Oregon people on their legal rights and responsibilities. The most important thing injured people can do after the accident is to get better, follow doctors' advice and educate themselves on the legal process of Oregon personal injury claims. In this blog, you can find information on wrongful death claims, pedestrian accident claims, car, and other automobile claims.
Oregon State Police had to investigate a single-vehicle tractor-trailer crash on I-5 on June 8. The truck driver Steven Howard, from Salem, was driving northbound on I-5 when he slammed into the impact barrier between the travel lanes and Exit 233 off-ramp. The truck skidded and rolled over on the exit lane. The driver was seriously injured.
On September 24, 2019, on Highway 58 at I-5 interchange near Goshen, Oregon Jeep Cherokee with two young people inside – a driver and his passenger - was going east. For some reason, the driver turned in front of a tractor-trailer to get on I-5 north but it didn't make it. Jeep was hit on the passenger side where Aiden O’Grady was seated. He was killed in the accident. The driver of the Jeep had non-life threatening injuries.
If you are in an Oregon car accident, you should know that Oregon is a ‘fault’ state. That is, the person who was at fault in a car accident is responsible for any harm and damages that occurred. In this state, if you are injured in a car accident caused by another person, the claim can go three ways:
Police responded to a one-vehicle car accident on Highway 20 near milepost 134 in Harney County. GMC Acadia, driven by Moria Shackelford, was going west when the car left the road and hit a raised driveway, causing the vehicle to go airborne. Three out of Four children were seriously injured, the youngest one died from her injuries. The driver had was injured as well.
A serious accident on Highway 214 in Marion County led to serious injuries and death. Toyota Corolla driven by Doyle Lewis was going northbound on Highway 214 when he lost control of his car and crossed into the opposite lane. He slammed into a Harley Davidson motorcycle operated by Mark Clyde, that was taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead. His passenger was taken to another hospital with serious injuries.
At The Herron Law, we frequently receive phone calls from people who had bad experiences with their lawyer. In some cases, it is not a good idea to fire your lawyer. We believe that the majority of personal injury attorneys are doing the right things for your car accident case, but they are not good at communicating their mission to you. There are indeed many personal injury attorneys that deserve that bad reputation.
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