Salem, OR (July 1, 2022) – According to reports from authorities, a fatal crash involving a pedestrian and a motor vehicle occurred last Sunday, June 26, 2022. The accident took place on the 4000 block of Lancaster Dr and Ibex St, near Chemeketa Community College.
The ongoing investigation is still in its early stages and police have not been able to identify all of the parties involved. At this time it is known that a 19-year-old was operating the vehicle which hit the pedestrian. The driver remains unidentified at this time.
Emergency crews were dispatched to the scene where they applied medical treatment to those involved. According to emergency crews, the pedestrian was pronounced dead on the scene.
The 19-year-old driver was reported to be cooperating with investigators and remained at the scene. No known citations or arrests have been made as of now.
The investigation into the crash is still currently ongoing.
Wrongful Death Lawsuits in Salem, Oregon
Wrongful death claims in Oregon may be made to compensate you for your monetary damages in case a person dies under specific circumstances.
The law in Oregon provides for wrongful death claims when the death is a direct result of somebody else’s intentional, reckless or negligent actions.
ORS 30.020 means that the estate of the deceased can face legal action over a wrongful death. The estate can also extend to step-parents and even step-children. They too can qualify as legal beneficiaries.
In Oregon, the person appointed as the representative of a deceased person’s estate in a wrongful death lawsuit can seek compensation for any way they were harmed by that loss.
The untimely death of a loved one can be unfortunately expensive. Not only can medical costs add up, but there are also costs such as funerals and memorials that can border victims and their families.
You may also be entitled to compensation for a loss of future wages because the person that died likely would have earned money in the future.
Do not suffer in silence, consult with an Oregon Wrongful Death Lawyer today so that you may recover from your loss with more comfort and confidence.
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