Car Rolls off Hawthorne Bridge on-Ramp, Injuring Two

Date: April 25, 2015

Location: Southeast Madison Street and Southeast Water Avenue

Names: Unavailable

Car Rolls off Hawthorne Bridge on-Ramp, Injuring Two

Saturday afternoon a rollover accident near the Hawthorne Bridge injured the driver and a bystander.

A car was reported to have broken through the guardrail from the Hawthorne Bridge on-ramp and then crashed into a building at the corner of Southeast Madison Street and Southeast Water Avenue.

The drive, a woman in her mid-30s, was attempting to escape the car but fire crews had to help remover her.  She was taken to OHSU for treatment.  Another woman in her mid-30s was also take to the hospital after being hit by falling debris walking on the sidewalk below the bridge.

Car accidents can be life-changing, and we wish the two women a full and speedy recovery.

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 April 28, 2015, in Automobile Accidents, Car Accidents, Oregon Car Accidents, personal injury, rollovers and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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