Heavy Wind Blows Pine Tree onto Moving Car, Injuring Driver
Date: October 25, 2014
Location: Oregon 230
Name: Kristen Daniels
Saturday morning a Grants Pass woman was injured when her car collided with a tree blown onto the road by heavy winds.
Kristen Daniels, 42, was driving west on Oregon 230 in southeast Douglas County when a 40-foot tall pine tree fell onto the hood of her car.
The impact of the tree falling caused her to lose control and spin across the eastbound lane and crash into another tree off the roadway.
Daniels suffered non life-threatening injuries and was transported to the hospital in Medford. She was wearing a seat belt during the crash.
Car accidents can be life-changing, and we hope Kristen Daniels 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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