Woman Ejected from her Car on Powell Boulevard in SE Portland

Date: September 6, 2015

Location: Southeast Powell Boulevard and 78th Avenue

Name: Jane Taylor Robson

Woman Ejected from her Car on Powell Boulevard in SE Portland

Sunday early morning, a woman was ejected from her car after crashing it on Southeast Powell Boulevard at 78th Avenue.

Jane Taylor Robson, 23, was heading east on Powell in a 1995 maroon Nissan Altima, when she struck the cement island divider at a high rate of speed. The vehicle left the road, hit a tree and she was ejected on impact.

Robson remains in critical condition with life-threatening injuries.

Police believe alcohol may have been a contributing factor in the single-car crash.

Car accidents can be life-changing, and we hope Jane Taylor Robson 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.

Posted on September 11, 2015, in Car Accidents, Drunk Driving, Oregon Car Accidents, personal injury, speeding and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Jane was like a daughter to me. She passed away Wednesday morning. She will be forever missed.

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