A motorist high on methamphetamine harmed some prized bulls, The Oregonian reports. The bulls had to be put down. 28-year-old Corey Elmore was arrested for this and other crimes, including eluding police. He received 18 months of probation, and had his license suspended. Elmore must also pay $23,000 in restitution for the loss of the bulls. Obviously, everyone in the community is fortunate that no people were harmed in the incident. Drug use and abuse greatly harms our families and communities. The special tragedy of drug addiction may be why the legal system stands to impose such a light sentence in this case.
Some people might question the lightness of the sentence, given the commission of three felonies, but for our purposes the interesting question is whether Elmore will be vulnerable to a civil suit and whether the owners of the dead bulls will choose to pursue it. The affected owners may conclude that they are unlikely to receive any additional restitution from Mr. Elmore, given his history. Perhaps they want to avoid the hassle of additional litigation. In any case, their reasons would be understandable. However, perhaps in your particular case you do not have the luxury of simply moving on. You cannot move on until something of what was taken from you is restored. If so, you have come to the right place.
If you or your livelihood have been threatened by someone else’s recklessness, you may want to seek legal representation to try to make it right. This case is rather unique, but perhaps yours is fairly conventional. Ed Kroll and Justin Johnson handle a wide range of cases in this area of law. They can help you. Even if your case seems strange, and you may think it’s not worth the effort, contact these experienced Portland personal injury lawyers as soon as possible.