Ohio Man Dies in Car Accident near Gold Beach
Date: September 5, 2015
Location: Highway 101
Name: Francis T. Zavacky
On Saturday a man from Ohio died in a car accident on Highway 101 near Gold Beach.
Francis T. Zavacky, 68, of Steubenville, Ohio, was heading southbound when his 2015 Chevy Tahoe left the road, struck a guardrail and hit a tree.
Part of the guardrail penetrated the passenger side and caused severe injuries to Zavacky who was pronounced dead a local hospital.
Three passengers were taken to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Car accidents can be life-changing, and we extend our condolences to the family and friends of Francis T. Zavacky and hope everyone else involved 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 8, 2015, in Car Accidents, Oregon Car Accidents, personal injury and tagged auto death, car accident, car crash, Francis T. Zavacky, Gold Beach, Highway 101, Ohio, Personal Injury, single-car crash. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.