On behalf of Berkshire Ginsberg, LLC posted on Friday, November 1, 2013.
Depending on the circumstances of the accident, all types of car accident victims have rights of recovery for damages, injuries and harm. Traffic between Lake Oswego and a Portland bridge was cut off recently while Highway 43 was closed for a fatal car accident. A passenger vehicle and a pickup truck collided, causing the highway to be closed for five hours. One person died as a result of the accident and two otheraccident victims were taken the hospital. Those taken to the hospital were believed to have non-life threatening injuries. The East County Vehicular Crimes team was investigating the crash. Car accidents can result in many types of victims. There are those that are injured or killed in a car accident. Some victims may have suffered catastrophic injuries as a result of the car crash. Victims can also sometimes include family members of car accident victims. Family members may wish to bring a wrongful death claim against the negligent driver that caused the accident. This allows family members to recover expenses related to the loss, including medical and funeral expenses, lost prospect of inheritance and pain and suffering damages. Based on the circumstances of the accident, car accident victims that suffered injuries can also bring a claim against the negligent driver. This will allow injured victims to recover compensation for the bills accident victims may be facing following the car crash. Through a personal injury claim, injured car accident victims can receive medical expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering damages. A trained personal injury attorney can walk any type of victim through the process of making a claim and receiving compensation for damages. To whatever extent possible, accident victims should not continue to suffer following an accident. Source: The Oregonian, “Oregon 43 reopens after fatal crash closes highway,” Shane Dixon Kavanaugh, Oct. 15, 2013