Portland Woman Injured after Crash near Tillamook
Date: November 8, 2014
Location: State Highway 6 near Tillamook
Name: Deborah Mea Clayton
A 62-year-old woman was injured when she escaped her 1993 Jeep Wrangler before it caught fire after a crash Saturday morning.
Deborah Mea Clayton was driving eastbound on State Highway 6 outside of Tillamook when her Jeep left the roadway and crashed into a ditch near the shoulder.
A couple of witnesses helped Clayton out of the car before it was fully engulfed in flames. She was transported to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center for treatment and the dog in the car was not injured and escaped the fire.
The cause of the crash is still under investigation but initially it seems Clayton may have fallen asleep and was not wearing a seat belt.
Car accidents can be life-changing, and we hopeDeborah Mea Clayton 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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