Two Injured in Crash on Donald Road NE
Date: December 31, 2014
Last Wednesday, two people were seriously injured when their car hit a tree in Salem on Donald Road NE.
Two people in a Nissan Frontier were heading around a corner on the 12600 block of Donald Road NE when the driver lost control.
The Nissan hit a tree and rebounded back on the roadway, ejecting the passenger in the process.
The driver was trapped in the vehicle and had to be extricated by fire crews. The driver was sent to a hospital in Portland and the passenger to a hospital in Salem for treatment of their injuries.
Car accidents can be life-changing, and we hope everyone involved in the crash 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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