Washington Man Trapped in SUV down U.S. 26 Embankment
Date: September 2, 2015
Location: U.S. 26
Name: Henri P. Stephenson
Wednesday afternoon a Washington man spent at least an hour trapped inside his SUV after driving down an embankment off U.S. 26 in Washington County.
A 1995 Ford Explorer driven by Henri P. Stephenson, 66, of Ocean Park, Washington, was heading east on Highway 26 when he traveled off the road and crashed down an embankment.
Stephenson was extricated from the SUV and taken to OHSU with serious injuries.
Driver fatigue may have contributed to the crash.
Car accidents can be life-changing, and we hope Henri P. Stephenson 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.
Posted on September 3, 2015, in Automobile Accidents, Car Accidents, personal injury and tagged car accident, car crash, driver fatigue, Henri P. Stephenson, Highway 26, Personal Injury, U.S. 26, Washington County. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.