Salem, OR – Felipe Hernandez Killed in Head-On Traffic Wreck on Cordon RdOregon Legal News
Salem, OR (October 16, 2022) – A 51-year-old man has died as a result of a traffic collision that took place in Marion County. On October 13, the Marion County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene of a crash that occurred on Cordon Road.
According to local law enforcement, 33-year-old Hugo Hernandez Rojas was driving south on Cordon Road in a Chevrolet Suburban. For unknown reasons, his vehicle crashed head-on into a Toyota Tacoma.
The driver of the Toyota, 51-year-old Felipe Hernandez, was fatally injured in the crash. He was pronounced deceased at the scene as a result of his injuries.
Rojas was arrested and charged with secondary manslaughter, reckless driving, and driving under the influence of intoxicants as a result of this crash.
The Marion County Sheriff’s office is investigating the incident at this time.
Our condolences are with the family of Felipe Hernandez at this time.
Fatal Auto Accidents in Oregon
Vehicle collisions in Oregon take the lives of hundreds of people annually. Unfortunately, there is a significant number of people who lose their lives as a result of crashes caused by drivers who are impaired. Drunk and intoxicated driving is a severe problem in the state of Oregon, and it is only getting worse. Year after year, countless innocent people die as a result of drivers who are under the influence of drugs and alcohol while operating their vehicles.
If your loved one has died as a result of the fatal collision, you may be able to file a wrongful death claim against the responsible driver. A wrongful death lawyer in Salem will be able to help you pursue legal action following the loss of your loved one.
While every case is different, there are certain types of damages that are commonly sought following a fatal car accident. These include:
- Loss of companionship: This type of damage compensates for the loss of emotional support and love that your deceased loved one provided. It is often awarded to surviving spouses and children.
- Loss of services: This type of damage compensates for the tangible ways in which your deceased loved one contributed to your life. For example, if they were the primary breadwinner in your family, you may be able to seek compensation for the loss of their income.
- Funeral expenses: You may be able to seek reimbursement for funeral and burial costs incurred as a result of the death.
- Pain and suffering: In some cases, survivors may also be able to seek damages for the physical and emotional pain and suffering caused by the death.
Our car accident lawyers at Kivel & Howard can help your family pursue legal action against the drunk driver who took the life of your loved one. We will meet with you for a free consultation at your earliest convenience to get started. Contact our law firm today by calling (503) 796-0909 and (503) 802-4800 to schedule a free consultation.
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