West Linn Man Killed in Crash on Highway 101

Date: May 29, 2015

Location: Highway 101

Name: Jeffrey Barnwell

West Linn Man Killed in Crash on Highway 101

Friday evening a West Linn man died in a single-vehicle crash on U.S. Highway 101.

A Volkswagen Jetta was traveling southbound when it left the road, went over an embankment and hit a tree.

The driver, Jeffrey Barnwell, 26, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Before the crash, another driver called 911 to report a Volkswagen Jetta with a possible drunk driver near Nehalem Bay State Park.

Car accidents can be life-changing, and we extend our condolences to the family and friends of Jeffrey Barnwell.

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:

A.    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.

B.    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.

C.     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.

Posted on June 5, 2015, in Automobile Accidents, Car Accidents, Oregon Car Accidents and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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