Truck Driver Dies When Tractor-trailer Flips Over Along Oregon 58
Date: September 5, 2014
Location: Oregon 58 east of Oakridge
Early Friday morning, the driver of a Freightliner tractor-trailor rig loaded with wood products died when he lost control on Oregon 58.
The driver was heading downhill westbound on the highway 25 miles east of Oakridge when the truck failed to negotiate a curve and rolled over onto its side.
Once emergency responders arrived on the scene, the driver was already dead and was wearing his seat belt. Investigators are looking into the scene further.
Car accidents can be life-changing, and we extend our deepest sympathies to the family and friends of the dead man.
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.