Grant County Man Dies in Single-car Crash on U.S. 26
Date: August 17, 2015
Location: U.S. 26
Name: Leonard John Radinovich
Early Sunday morning an 18-year-old man died in a single-vehicle crash on U.S. 26 in Grant County.
Leonard John Radinovich, 18, of John Day, was driving down Highway 26 in a silver Toyota 4-Runner when he lost control of his vehicle and veered off the road, rolled over and came to a rest in a field.
Radinovich was not wearing his seat belt, was ejected from the car and pronounced dead at the scene.
The passenger in the car was a 15-year-old who was wearing a seat belt and was not injured.
Alcohol may be a contributing factor in the crash.
Car accidents can be life-changing, and we extend our condolences to the family and friends of Leonard John Radinovich.
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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