Tag: tort claim notice
Determining the Value of a Wrongful Death Case
What is a life worth? What is the value, in dollars, of the loss of a father, a wife, a grandparent, or a child? There is of course no answer to this question. The value of a life is not measured in dollars. But even though this is true – and obviously true at that… read more
What is the Time Limit for a Tort Claim Notice?
It is not always clear what a “public body” is. If a person works for a city, county, or the state, then it’s pretty obvious. But did you know that OHSU (Oregon Heath Science University) can be considered a “public body” for the purpose of this rule? “Public body” is defined in ORS 30.260, and… read more
How Long Do I Have to File a Civil Lawsuit in Oregon?
Let me tell you a story about a car accident. Yes, it’s meant to teach you a lesson. It’s been several months since your car was sitting at the traffic light on a rainy Portland afternoon, and you were hit from behind by a pickup truck. The pickup’s driver admitted liability, and his insurance company… read more
Fatal Rollover Kills Member of Rock Band
Date: August 2, 2010 Location: I-5 near Medford, Oregon Names: Makh (Matikeef) P. Daniels, Justin H. Garcia, Tyler S. Jensen, John S. Strachan, Matthew J. O’Brien, Daniel P. Sheddon, Adam T. Campbell, Alex Hernandez A tour van carrying nine musicians from two California metal bands, Early Graves and Funeral Pyre, crashed August 2, 2010 on… read more
Passenger Dies After Near Head-On Crash
Date: May 20, 2010 Location: Highway 213 near Oregon City, Oregon Names: Carol Elaine Hoyt, Keith Eugene Lloyd, Gina Marie Fraijo On May 21, 2010, Carol Elaine Hoyt, 76, died in a Portland hospital from injuries sustained in a car crash the day before on Highway 213 in the Oregon City, Oregon area, according to… read more
Driver in Jail after Fatal Crash
Date: May 24, 2010 Location: Highway 58 West of Oakridge Names: Gregory Ralph Muller, Bonnie Puckett Oregon State Police have completed a two-month investigation into a March 2010 fatal traffic crash on Highway 58 West of Oakridge, and have taken one of the drivers to jail, according to an OSP press release. Police say Bonnie… read more