Determining the Value of a Wrongful Death Case

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 […]

What is the Time Limit for a Tort Claim Notice?

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]