Cornelius Woman Crashes into Tree in Washington County, cited on DUII

Date: March 1, 2015

Location: Southwest River Road

Name: Chantel Carter

Cornelius Woman Crashes into Tree in Washington County, cited on DUII

Early Sunday morning, a Cornelius woman was drunk when she crashed her car head-first into a tree.

A 2002 Chevy Cavalier was found in a ditch on the side of Southwest River Road near the Twin Oaks Air Park at 4:18am.

The driver, Chantel Carter, 21, was taken to Tuality Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Carter was intoxicated at the time of the collision and was cited for driving under the influence of intoxicants.

Car accidents can be life-changing, and we hope Chantel Carter 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 March 4, 2015, in Automobile Accidents, Car Accidents, Drunk Driving, Oregon Car Accidents, personal injury and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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