One Woman Sustains Minor injuries in Roll-Over Accident on Old Oregon Trail
Date: September 22, 2012
Location: Old Oregon Trail
Name: Lisa Cozens
The 47-year-old Cozens was driving south on Old Oregon Trail near Paso Robles Avenue, when the Toyota drifted off the road, encountered some gravel, over corrected, and then rolled over to land right-side up but facing the other way at around 11.30 am. Cozens was on her way home at the time of the accident.
Cozens was treated at Mercy Medical Center. Police blocked the road for over an hour to conduct their investigations.
We extend our sympathies to Cozens who must have had a scary experience even if she only sustained minor injuries. Her family and friends too deserve our support as they deal with the effects of the accident.
Car accidents can be life-changing, and we hope COZENS is able to fully recover soon.
While many single-car accidents seem uncomplicated, there are sometimes other factors to consider. If you have been injured in a single- car accident, like the one described here, you may be able to receive compensation in several instances:
- If poor road conditions, poor signage, or bad traffic control contributed to the accident, there may be a lawsuit available against the city, county, or state. In cases against a public body, you may only have 180 days to file a tort claim notice (in most cases) so act quickly to protect your rights.
- If the car’s mechanic was negligent in his last repairs, contributing to the accident, there may be a lawsuit available against the mechanic or his business.
- If the car’s manufacturer was negligent, you may be able to file a product liability suit against them. Car manufacturers have often been held accountable for design defects and manufacturing defects, and these lawsuits help ensure that future drivers are not hurt by negligent safety standards.
If you have been injured in a single-car accident that you believe may not have been your fault, you can call a Portland car accident lawyer for help with your investigation at 503-222-4411. Or you can learn more about filing your own claim by reading the book 7 Common Mistakes That Can Wreck Your Oregon Accident Case.