Portland Man Dies in High-speed Crash near Willamina
Date: October 11, 2015
Location: Oregon 18
Names: Bradley Gene Jones
Sunday evening a Portland man died in a high-speed crash on Oregon 18 near Willamina.
Bradley Gene Jones, 47, was heading east on Highway 18 at a high rate of speed when his 1999 Chevy Suburban left the road near the off ramp and came back onto the ramp near Yamhill Road. The SUV then left the highway again, hit a utility pole and a tree before coming to a rest down a steep embankment near the Yamhill River.
Jones was not wearing a seat belt, and alcohol may have been a contributing factor.
Car accidents can be life-changing, and we extend our condolences to the family and friends of Bradley Gene Jones.
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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