McMinnville Crash leaves one in Critical Condition
Date: March 30, 2015
Name: Kenneth Carver
Monday evening a single-vehicle crash in McMinnville sent one person to the hospital.
A 1998 GMC Jimmy headed northbound on SW Hill Road S near SW Pemberly Loop left the road and collided with two large trees.
The driver, Kenneth Carver, 53, of Willamina, was flown to Oregon Health and Science University and is listed in critical condition.
The cause of the crash is still under investigation.
Car accidents can be life-changing, and we hope Kenneth Carver 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 March 31, 2015, in Automobile Accidents, Car Accidents, Oregon Car Accidents, personal injury and tagged car accident, car crash, critical condition, kenneth carver, mcminnville, Personal Injury, sw hill road s, sw pemberly loop, willamina. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.