One Injured in 3-vehicle Crash on Oregon 42
Date: June 8, 2015
Location: Oregon 42
Names: Jack E. Taylor, James D. Metcalf, Braden J. Giberson
Monday morning a log truck driver lost control of his truck on Oregon 42 causing a three vehicle crash.
Jack E. Taylor, 54, of Coos Bay, was heading east on the highway when he lost control of his fully loaded logging truck, rolling into a ditch and scattering logs across the road.
A 2005 Kenworth FedEx tractor-trailer driven by James D. Metcalf, 39, of Winchester, was heading westbound and swerved to avoid the crash when his rig jackknifed and blocked both lanes of the highway.
A third driver of a 2010 For Ranger pickup truck, Braden J. Giberson, 19, of Roseburg, drove into the ditch to avoid the crash and one of the logs fell onto his pickup.
Giberson was taken to the hospital in Roseburg for treatment of minor injuries.
Taylor was cited for failure to maintain a lane and for speeding.
We wish Braden J. Giberson a full and speedy recovery.
As Portland car accident attorneys, we know that filing an insurance claim can be extremely complicated and stressful. After a crash like this, any injured person can seek compensation through the at-fault driver’s insurance policy, or through their own uninsured motorist coverage.
Steps to Take for Filing an Insurance Claim after an Oregon Accident:
- Get medical treatment. If you’ve been injured, waiting to seek medical treatment can greatly affect the value of your claim.
- Right after the accident, write down any details you remember.
- Contact your insurance company and get a copy of your insurance policy if you don’t have one. Talk to your adjuster about using your personal injury protection (PIP) coverage for medical treatment, lost wages, etc.
- Determine the amount of property damage done.
- Start keeping good records. Get the police report, copies of medical bills, pictures of your car before and after repairs, etc.
- If you are considering hiring a lawyer, talk to the lawyer before you talk to the other driver’s insurance company.
- Get all correspondence with both insurance companies in writing.
- Do not sign anything until you are done treating and are medically stationary.
- Check the statute of limitations on your claim. For most car accidents in Oregon, the time limit is two years, but this is not true for all cases. In some cases, you will only have 180 days – speaking to an attorney can clarify your time limits.
- Discuss your case with a car accident attorney in Portland who offers free consultations to start understanding the laws that affect your case and your rights as an accident victim.
But before you speak to the insurance adjuster or an attorney, you can learn more about the Oregon insurance claim process in the very helpful book, 7 Common Mistakes That Can Wreck Your Oregon Accident Case.
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