Lane County Man Killed in Highway 20 Crash near Sisters
Date: July 24, 2015
Location: Highway 20
Name: Troy A. Crabb
Friday morning a Lane County man died when his car left U.S. Highway 20 near Sisters and struck a tree.
Troy A. Crabb, 35, of Blue River, was heading east on Highway 20 when his car left the road, struck a tree and came to a rest on its side.
Crabb was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police believe driver fatigue was a contributing factor in the crash.
Car accidents can be life-changing, and we extend our condolences to the family and friends of Troy A. Crabb.
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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