Carlton Man Injured in Crash on Highway 240
Date: October 22, 2015
Location: Highway 240
Name: Efren De La Santos
Last Thursday morning a Carlton man was seriously injured after crashing his car on Highway 240.
Efren De La Santos, 20, was heading west on Highway 240 when he lost control of his car, crossed the road and crashed into two trees.
De La Santos was taken to the hospital in Newberg then transferred to OHSU.
Police believe alcohol may have been a factor in the crash.
Car accidents can be life-changing, and we hope Efren De La Santos 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 October 27, 2015, in Car Accidents, Oregon Car Accidents, personal injury and tagged car accident, car crash, Carlton, Efren De La Santos, Highway 240, Newberg, Personal Injury. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.