Tree Falls on Cab of Semi-truck near Oso, Critically Injuring Driver
Date: November 6, 2014
Location: SR -530 near Oso
Last Thursday afternoon, a semi-truck driver was critically injured when a tree crashed down on the cab along SR-530 near Oso, Washington.
The truck driver, a 57-year-old man from Stanwood, was the only one injured and airlifted to a Seattle medical center.
A storm blew through that area with heavy rains and wind gusts of 40-45 mph.
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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