Driver Fled Scene of a Crash Leaving Behind Injured Passenger in Northeast Portland

Date: September 14, 2014

Location: Northeast 111th and Halsey Street

Name: Unavailable

Driver Fled Scene of a Crash Leaving Behind Injured Passenger

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Saturday evening around 10:20 pm on Northeast 111th and Halsey Street, a car slammed into a pole.

When officers arrived at the scene, a 30-year-old man was found on the ground. Witnesses explained the man on the ground was the passenger and when he tried to get out of the vehicle he collapsed on the ground. The man was transported to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.

The driver fled the scene before the police showed up and left the injured passenger. The driver was described as a Hispanic man in his late 30s to mid-40s. Police are investigating the cause of the crash.

Car accidents can be life-changing, and we hope the man 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:

  1.  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.
  2.  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.
  3.  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.

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About Sean DuBois

Sean is a personal injury attorney in Portland, OR. He has been recognized by Super Lawyers Magazine as Oregon Rising Stars for the past four years because of his dedication to justice and fair compensation for his clients. If you need to speak with a lawyer about your injury case, Sean can be reached at 503-222-4411.

Posted on September 16, 2014, in Automobile Accidents, Car Accidents, Oregon Personal Injury Attorney, Portland personal injury attorneys and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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