1 Dead After Car Crashed Into The Columbia River

Date: October 8, 2014

Location: NE Marine Drive and 166th

Name: Unavailable

1 Dead After Crash Into Columbia River

The Interstate 5 bridge over the Columbia River.

A witness called 911 around 6:30 am this morning to report a car had crashed into the Columbia River.   The witness said it looked as thought the person was trying to get out of the car before it went under.

Two boats were sent to the scene and a body was recovered from the rive at about 7am.

Car accidents can be life-changing, and we extend our deepest sympathies to the family and friends of the dead person.

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 October 8, 2014, in Automobile Accidents, Car Accidents, Oregon Car Accidents and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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