One Dead, One Injured in Jackson County Single-car Crash

Date: July 27, 2015

Location: Interstate 5 Exit 40

Names: Pricilla Rose, Debbra Lynn Mauldin

One Dead, One Injured in Jackson County Single-car Crash

Monday afternoon one woman died and another woman was injured in a single-vehicle crash off Interstate 5 in Jackson County.

A 2010 Toyota pickup was heading north on I-5 when it headed off the freeway at Exit 40 and the driver lost control, smashing into a guardrail. The pickup rolled several times and came to a rest at the top of the exit.

The driver, Pricilla Rose, 49, of Medford, was extricated from the pickup and was taken to the hospital with serious injuries. Rose’s passenger, Debbra Lynn Mauldin, 46, of Medford, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police believe speed and alcohol may have been factors in the crash.

Car accidents can be life-changing, and we extend our condolences to the family and friends of Debbra Lynn Mauldin and hope Pricilla Rose is able to fully recover soon.

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.

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