Vancouver Man Injured in I-5 Bridge Crash
Date: September 29, 2015
Location: Interstate 5
Name: Luis Gonzalez Baltierra
Tuesday morning a Vancouver man was injured after crashing his pickup truck on the Interstate 5 bridge.
A 1998 Ford F150 pickup driven by Luis Gonzalez Baltierra, 53, was headed south on Interstate 5 when he crashed into the back of a tractor-trailer.
Gonzalez Baltierra was taken to the hospital with minor injuries. The tractor-trailer driver was not injured.
Gonzalez Baltierra was cited for following too closely.
Car accidents can be life-changing, and we hope Luis Gonzalez Baltierra 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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