Man Killed in Single-car Rollover Crash in Jackson County
Date: July 18, 2015
Location: Highway 62
Name: Larry Burtchaell
Saturday evening a Southern Oregon man was killed in a single-car rollover crash on Highway 62 in Jackson County.
A 1998 Toyota Camry, driven by Larry Burtchaell, 63, of Prospect, was headed northbound when the car left the road for unknown reasons. The Camry rolled and came to a rest off the highway.
Burtchaell was pronounced dead at the scene.
Car accidents can be life-changing, and we extend our condolences to the family and friends of Larry Burtchaell.
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.
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