Portland, OR (July 26) – According to Oregon State Police, two men are dead and one woman is injured after a crash that happened on Highway 30 last Saturday night, July 23rd.
Officials report that Kody Hansen, a twenty-four-year-old male was driving in his GMC Sierra when he left the roadway, striking multiple vehicles. According to Oregon State Police, the truck collided with a parked Audi AA8 that Dale and Jennifer Herren were sitting inside.
After hitting the Audi, the truck went on to strike two more vehicles as well as a power pole, before the truck went over an embankment and hit a resident’s front porch.
Unfortunately, both Hansen and Dale Herren were killed in the collision, Jennifer Herren was transported to an area hospital where she was last reported to be injured.
The incident closed Highway 30 for approximately five hours.
Our thoughts are all of the victims involved and their families. We hope that all parties will be able to recuperate after this unfortunate event.
Wrongful Death Lawsuits in Woodburn, Oregon
Wrongful death claims in Oregon may be made to cover the costs of your financial losses after a person dies under specific circumstances. The law in Oregon states that wrongful death claims are applicable when the person died as a direct result of another person’s negligence.
A will can be subject to legal action over a wrongful death if the wrong person is named as the beneficiary. ORS 30.020 also states that step-parents and step-children have inheritance claims, and are therefore can be considered estate beneficiaries.
In Oregon, a representative of the estate in a wrongful death suit can seek compensation for any way they were harmed by that loved one’s loss. The costs of untimely death are very real and difficult to manage. Not only can medical costs add up, but there are also costs such as funerals and memorials that can burden victims and their families.
You might be entitled to compensation for loss of future income following a wrongful death. Consult with an Oregon wrongful death lawyer today to learn more. They can help you recover from the unfair circumstances that led to your loved one’s passing and help you get back on a steady financial grounding.
At Johnson & Taylor Law, we have extensive experience handling cases of serious injury and wrongful death. We are confident that the service we provide is up to professional standard – our years of expertise prove it. We believe that you should be able to focus on recovering and processing the unfortunate accident, not stressing out over bills and lost wages.
When life throws you a curveball, make sure you contact us. We offer free consultations to all those in need and regardless of how difficult your case may look, our Portland motor vehicle accident attorneys can aid you and help them recover from an injury. Please contact us as soon as possible using the link on our website or by calling (503) 990-6641 to schedule an appointment with one of our attorneys. We are here to assist you and yours in your time of need.
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