Tigard Woman Veers Off Interstate 5 in Southern Oregon and Dies

Date: October 17, 2014

Location: Interstate 5

Name: Adelina Teresa Barrera

Tigard Woman Veers Off Interstate 5 in Southern Oregon and Dies

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An 80-year-old woman suddenly veered off of Interstate 5 and crashed between Roseburg and Grants Pass on Friday afternoon.

Adelina Teresa Barrera of Tigard was driving a 2004 BMW SUV at a high rate of speed when she ran off the road onto the shoulder, through a grassy field and into a wooded area. The SUV broke through a wire fence, hit several trees and fence posts before hitting a final tree head-on. She had narrowly missed a house.

Barrera died at the scene and investigators are looking at the cause of the single vehicle crash.

Car accidents can be life-changing, and we extend our condolences to the family and friends of Adelina Teresa Barrera.

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.

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