Banks, OR – Fatal Accident Reported on Highway 26 near Northwest Dersham RdOregon Legal News
Banks, OR (November 30, 2022) – A fatal accident took place on Tuesday afternoon near banks that claimed at least one person’s life. At around 3:30 p.m. on November 29, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office and the Oregon State Police responded to a crash on Highway 26.
According to law enforcement, a collision between vehicles occurred on the westbound lanes of Highway 26 in the area near Northwest Dersham Road. Emergency officials rushed to the scene of the accident and secured the area. Law enforcement spent several hours at the scene of the two-vehicle accident as they worked to clear the roadway.
Multiple victims were evaluated at the scene for injuries. At least one person was fatally injured and pronounced dead at the scene. An unknown number of victims were transported by ambulance to area hospitals for medical care.
The circumstances surrounding the crash are under investigation.
We hope the victims hurt in this crash are able to recover quickly.
We offer our condolences to the family of the victim who died in this auto accident.
Fatal Car Accidents in Oregon
Each year, hundreds of people die as a result of fatal traffic accidents that take place here in the state of Oregon. Many of these accidents are preventable. However, the impacts are often overwhelming for families. Losing a loved one in a car accident is devastating, and the last thing you want to think about is dealing with insurance companies and filing a claim. But if the crash was caused by someone else’s negligence, you may be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the responsible party to recover compensation for your losses.
Oregon law allows certain family members to file a wrongful death claim if they have lost a loved one due to someone else’s negligence or deliberate wrongdoing. The first step is to determine who is eligible to file the claim. In Oregon, the surviving spouse, domestic partner, children, or parents of the deceased person can file a wrongful death claim.
Once you have determined who is eligible to file the claim, you will need to gather evidence to support your case. This includes obtaining a copy of the police report, taking statements from witnesses, obtaining medical records and reports from the medical examiner, and any other documentation that can show that the other party was at fault for the accident.
After losing a loved one, it is important that you reach out to a Banks wrongful death lawyer right away. An attorney will be able to help you throughout the legal process and fight for fair compensation on your behalf.
No one should have to go through the pain and suffering of losing a loved one in a fatal car accident. If you have been affected by such a tragedy, call Kivel & Howard at (503) 796-0909 or (503) 802-4800, and we will help you file a wrongful death claim. We understand the immense amount of grief and anguish you are feeling, and we will do everything in our power to get you the justice and compensation you deserve.
Note: We utilize several outside sources when creating this accident news post for Kivel & Howard. Our sources include news and media outlets, state and local police incident reports, as well as statements taken from individuals who have witnessed the accident. Because of this, the facts surrounding this accident have not been independently verified by our writing staff. If you find any information that is inaccurate in our story, let us know, and we will correct the post to reflect the most accurate information available. We will remove this post from our site upon request.
Disclaimer: These posts are written with the intent to provide Oregonians with overall driving and safety information in an effort to reduce the number of serious accidents that take place on our roads and highways. These posts are not intended to provide medical or legal advice of any kind. The photograph used in this story is not representative of the actual accident scene.