Redmond Man Killed in Crash on Highway 97 near Culver
Date: August 19, 2015
Location: Highway 97
Names: Robert Topliff, Allen Toler
Wednesday morning a Redmond man was killed and another injured in a single-vehicle crash on Highway 97 near Culver.
A Subaru driven by Robert Topliff, 36, drifted out of its lane and hit a guardrail along the highway. The impact of the collision killed Topliff and injured his passenger.
The passenger, Allen Toler, 29, of Salem, was taken to the hospital with minor injuries.
It seems that Topliff may have fallen asleep at the wheel.
Car accidents can be life-changing, and we extend our condolences to the family and friends of Robert Topliff and hope Allen Toler 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:
- 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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