Portland, OR – Cyclist Sarah Pliner Fatally Struck by Semi-Truck on SE Powell Blvd near SE 26th AveOregon Legal News
Portland, OR (October 6, 2022) – A well-known chef in the Portland area has lost her life following a traffic incident on Tuesday. On October 4, emergency crews in Portland were called to the scene of a crash on Southeast Powell Boulevard.
According to reports, 50-year-old Sarah Pliner was riding a bicycle during the morning hours near Cleveland high school, located on Southeast Powell Boulevard near Southeast 26th Avenue.
For unknown reasons, she was struck by a semi-truck that was passing through the area.
Pliner suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased.
Officials are currently investigating this fatal collision.
We offer our condolences to the family of Sarah Pliner at this time.
Fatal Bicycle Accidents in Oregon
Each year, more than 1000 bicyclists are fatally injured in crashes across the United States. Unfortunately, we see some of these accidents occur right here in the state of Oregon.
Bicycle accidents are a growing problem in Oregon, with fatal accidents occurring more often in recent years. While there are many factors that contribute to these accidents, some of the most common include speeding drivers, drivers who fail to yield, and drivers who are impaired.
Speeding drivers pose a serious threat to bicyclists. Drivers who fail to yield can also be dangerous, as they may not see a cyclist until it’s too late. And finally, drivers who are impaired by drugs or alcohol pose a serious risk to everyone on the road, including bicyclists.
When families lose loved ones as a result of fatal bicycle accidents, they often have legal options available to help them move forward. In Oregon, various parties can pursue a wrongful death claim following the loss of a loved one. This type of legal claim can help you recover compensation for various damages, including:
- Funeral Expenses: In Oregon, the surviving spouse or domestic partner of the deceased is generally responsible for funeral expenses. However, if there are no surviving spouses or domestic partners, the estate of the deceased may be responsible. If you are responsible for funeral expenses, you may be able to recover those costs through a wrongful death claim.
- Lost Earnings: If your loved one was the primary breadwinner in your household, their death can result in a significant loss of income. You may be able to recover some of these lost earnings through a wrongful death claim.
- Loss of Companionship: The death of a spouse or partner can also result in the loss of companionship. This is often a loss that can be compensated for through a wrongful death claim.
While no amount of money can ever truly make up for the loss of a life, compensation can help with things like funeral expenses, lost earnings, and the loss of companionship, which can alleviate some of the stress your family faces. It is crucial that you reach out to a wrongful death lawyer in Portland right away.
Our team at Kivel & Howard can help you pursue legal action against the person responsible for the death of your loved one. Contact our law firm today at (503) 796-0909 and (503) 802-4800 to get started.
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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.