Passenger Dies in Fatal Single-car Accident on U.S. 26

Date: February 20, 2015

Location: U.S. 26

Name: Terry Hidy

Passenger Dies in Fatal Single-car Accident on U.S. 26

Friday morning a single-vehicle fatal accident occurred on U.S. 26 in western Washington County.

A 2010 Toyota Camry headed eastbound on Highway 26 veered off the road and hit a tree.

The driver and front passenger were transported to OHSU with serious injuries. The car’s right-rear passenger, 56-year-old Terry Hidy, of Seaside, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Car accidents can be life-changing, and we extend our condolences to the family and friends of Terry Hidy and hope everyone else involved 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:

  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.

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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 February 24, 2015, in Automobile Accidents, Car Accidents, Oregon Car Accidents, personal injury, Wrongful Death and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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