Single Car Crash Driver Under the Influence of Marijuana
Date: January 31, 2015
Location: Northwest Bethany Boulevard and West Union Road
Name: Nickolas Hoffman
Saturday afternoon an SUV rolled over in the Bethany area.
The driver, Nickolas Hoffman, 19, was high on marijuana when his 1995 Chevrolet Blazer veered onto the shoulder, rolled over and landed upside down.
It appears Hoffman sped up as he turned left from Northwest Bethany Boulevard on to West Union Road and lost control of his vehicle.
Hoffman suffered minor injuries.
Car accidents can be life-changing, and we hope Nickolas Hoffman 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.
Posted on February 3, 2015, in Automobile Accidents, Car Accidents, Oregon Car Accidents, personal injury, rollovers and tagged bethany, car accident, car crash, driving under the influence, DUII, nickolas hoffman, northwest bethany boulevard, west union road. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.