State Employee Finds Injured Man and Crashed Car Off Highway 126
Date: September 16, 2014
Location: Highway 126 west of Veneta
At around 7:30 am, an Oregon Department of Transportation employee was driving 10 miles west of Veneta when he spotted a tire off to the side of the road. He radioed and Oregon State Trooper behind him to check out the scene. They found an overturned vehicle with an unconscious man inside.
The 36-year-old man was airlifted to Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend with serious injuries. It seems the crash happened overnight and the 2001 Chevrolet Impala rolled several times.
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:
- 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.
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