Man Dies in Fatal Crash near Gaston

Date: January 6, 2014

Location: Southwest Bald Peak Road

Names: John Kerns

Man Dies in Fatal Crash near Gaston

Tuesday morning a man died while attempting to pass another vehicle near Gaston.

Police found a 1999 Lexus RX350 off the side of Southwest Bald Peak Road. The driver, John Kern, 68, of Hillsboro, was pronounced dead at the scene.

He was trying to pass a Honda Odyssey in a no passing zone and witnesses say he clipped the front of the Honda as he went back into his lane. The Lexus lost control as it spun sideways and left the road.

Car accidents can be life-changing, and we extend our condolences to the family and friends of John Kerns.

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.


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 January 7, 2015, in Automobile Accidents, Car Accidents, Oregon Car Accidents, rollovers and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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