Portland, OR – William Stevens Loses Life in Car Crash on NE Highway 99 near NE 88th StOregon Legal News
Portland, OR (January 26, 2022) – One man has lost his life following a motor vehicle accident in the Portland area on Sunday afternoon. At around 1 p.m., on January 23, emergency crews were notified that their assistance was needed on-site at a crash on Northeast Highway 99.
Reports from authorities show that a person stole a Ford F-250 and was traveling at a high rate of speed on Northeast Highway 99 when the vehicle collided with a Mercedes sedan at the intersection of Northeast 88th Street.
The driver of the Mercedes, 52-year-old William Stevens was rushed to PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center where he passed away from his injuries.
At this time, the incident remains under investigation.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of William Stevens. Our thoughts are with them at this time.
Fatal Car Accidents in Oregon
Every year, motor vehicle accidents throughout our state leave tens of thousands of people with life-altering injuries. Although we want to believe that everyone is able to overcome their injuries, this is not always the case. Regrettably, there are many instances where people succumb to their injuries. In fact, around 500 people lose their lives each year in traffic-related incidents throughout the state of Oregon.
Not only are bereaved families forced to endure the emotional challenges of losing a loved one, but they are often forced to spend tens of thousands of dollars on funeral expenses, tackle burial costs, and move forward without an income they have grown to depend on.
When victims are killed unexpectedly as a result of the actions of others, it is crucial that their families seek legal guidance from a qualified wrongful death attorney in Portland as soon as possible. Although there is nothing that can be done to bring back those taken away suddenly and unexpectedly, families may have an array of legal options available to help them move, forward and get the justice they deserve after losing a loved one.
Portland Wrongful Death Lawyers
The Portland car accident attorneys at Kivel & Howard have decades of combined experience working with families in the aftermath of fatal collisions. Our team strives to help families protect their legal rights moving forward. We keep the best interests of our clients in mind as we put together the strongest legal claim possible to present their case and fight to get them the justice they deserve.
When victims are fatally injured due to the reckless, negligent, and careless actions of others, we fight on behalf of bereaved relatives to ensure they get the justice they deserve. Our team provides competent and effective legal representation while helping our clients navigate the complex legal system throughout the duration of their claims.
If your loved one has lost their life in a collision, and you believe negligence played a role, contact our personal injury attorneys in Oregon at your earliest convenience. Our team can be reached at (503) 796-0909 or (503) 802-4800. We are available to meet with you and discuss legal options available to help you recover. Don’t wait. Call us today to see how we can help you.
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