Woman Found Critically Injured after a Hit-and-Run in Salem
Posted on behalf of RizkLaw on Oct 20, 2021 in Auto Accident
On Saturday, October 2nd, around 1 a.m. in Salem, Oregon, a patrol officer was driving through Oregon State Fairgrounds when a group of people signaled for their help. When the officer assessed the situation, they found a woman administering CPR on another woman — identified as 24-year-old Juana Sebastian — lying unconscious in the street.
The officer confirmed that Sebastian’s pulse and breathing returned after taking over CPR and contacting emergency medical assistance. Witnesses saw a white, late model Ford pick-up truck flee the scene after hitting Sebastian. She was taken to Salem Health before she was flown to a Portland hospital. Currently, she is still receiving treatment for her critical injuries.
Common Injuries Sustained after Hit-and-Run Accidents in Oregon
Hit-and-run accidents are extremely dangerous and can leave individuals with critical, life-threatening injuries and sometimes even death. Pedestrian injuries resulting from a hit-and-run accident can be severe due to the person’s vulnerability. The following are a few examples of serious injuries you can sustain after a hit-and-run accident in Oregon:
- Cuts and scrapes
- Broken bones
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
- Cervical strain
- Spinal cord injuries
- Long-term disabilities
When you suffer serious injuries in an accident, you may require emergency medical assistance and extensive treatment. A hit-and-run accident can limit your abilities and stop you from completing your daily responsibilities. If you are in a hit-and-run accident, contact a hit-and-run accident attorney immediately for help with medical fees and other financial hardships.
Should I Contact a Hit-and-Run Injury Attorney after My Accident?
Unlike a regular accident, a hit-and-run requires many conversations and discussions with the police and your insurance due to the lack of the at-fault party. The ongoing investigation can continue even after you recover, so it can be difficult to receive compensation for your injuries and damages. However, a hit-and-run injury attorney can help you navigate the process and recover the following compensation:
- Treatment and hospital bills
- Physical therapy and rehabilitation expenses
- Cost of prescription medication
- Pain and suffering
- Lost wages or income
- Property damage
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Punitive damages
Feeling frustrated and overwhelmed is normal after a hit-and-run accident. An experienced accident injury attorney can work with you to navigate your investigation and talk with the police about reports and documentation. With the help of a legal representative, you will have the tools and resources you need to feel confident in your recovery.
While the investigation continues for Juana Sebastian, the Salem police department asks for any witnesses or people with any information about the accident to call the Traffic Team hotline at 503-588-6293. Any information or surveillance video of the scene can help find the individual who struck Sebastian.
Contact a Dependable Hit-and-Run Accident Attorney in Oregon Today
Many individuals are struck and killed during hit-and-run accidents. Luckily, there were people at the scene to help Sebastian receive emergency medical assistance for her critical injuries. Our team at Rizk Law sends our thoughts to Sebastian and her loved ones during this stressful time and anyone recovering from severe injuries due to a hit-and-run accident.
With years of experience working closely with Oregon residents and their families, our love for the community continues to motivate our desire to help clients receive justice for the harm they incur in an accident. We are proud to offer accessible communication and reliable legal guidance, so you have the tools for a successful claim.
Attorney Richard Rizk understands how difficult this time can be for individuals and their loved ones. His extensive knowledge of Oregon’s laws and legal procedures can help you navigate the unfamiliar claim process.
Call (503) 852-5761 or fill out our contact form to schedule a free consultation today.