Vancouver Woman Injured in Single-vehicle Crash
Date: April 14, 2015
Location: State Route 14
Name: Melissa Renfro
Tuesday morning a Vancouver woman was injured in a single-vehicle crash on SR 14 in west Camas.
A 2006 Toyota Camry was heading east on the highway when the car left the road. The car then went up an embankment and hit the Southeast 192nd Avenue overpass.
The driver, Melissa Renfro, 31, was taken to PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center for treatment of her injuries.
Speed was the main factor of the crash and Renfro was cited for driving too fast for the conditions.
Car accidents can be life-changing, and we hope Melissa Renfro 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 April 15, 2015, in Automobile Accidents, Car Accidents, personal injury, speeding and tagged camas, car accident, car crash, Melissa Renfro, Personal Injury, speeding, sr-14, state route 14, vancouver. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.