23-year-old Driver Injured After SUV Landed in Klamath Lake

Date: October 18, 2014

Location: Highway 40

Name: Ashley Willburn

23-year-old Driver Injured After SUV Landed in Klamath Lake

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Ashley Willburn, 23, of Klamath Falls, was driving westbound on Highway 40 when her SUV drifted into the shoulder. She over corrected her SUV, swerved back into the lane, but ended up leaving the road and into Klamath Lake. Her SUV came to a halt partially submerged in the lake.

Willburn was taken to Sky Lakes Medical Center with non life-threatening injuries and cited for careless driving.

Car accidents can be life-changing, and we hope Ashley Willburn 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 October 21, 2014, in Car Accidents, Oregon Car Accidents, Oregon Personal Injury Attorney, Portland personal injury attorneys and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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