Four Injured in One-car Crash in Vancouver

Date: March 6, 2015

Location: State Route 500

Names: Tyler D. Carlson, Taylor A. Soule, Dominic R. Edwards, Erika D. Doving

Four Injured in One-car Crash in Vancouver

Friday evening, a single-vehicle crash occurred on State Route 500 sending four people to the hospital.

A 2005 Acura RSX was headed south on St. Johns Boulevard when it hit a concrete barrier while turning onto State Route 500.

The driver, Tyler D. Carlson, 21, of Washougal, along with the three passengers- Taylor A. Soule, 18, of Ridgefield; Dominic R. Edwards, 19, of Portland; and Erika D. Doving, 19, of Vancouver were all take to Peace Health Southwest Medical Center in Vancouver.

Doving and Edwards were not wearing a seat belt and Edwards was listed in critical condition.

Speed and alcohol or drugs are a factors in the crash. The driver was charged with vehicular assault.

Car accidents can be life-changing, and we hope everyone 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.


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.

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