Truck Hauling Frozen Blood Crashes on Highway 58 near Oakridge

Date: November 4, 2015

Location: Highway 58

Names: Kent Osgood, Manuel Rodriguez

Truck Hauling Frozen Blood Crashes on Highway 58 near Oakridge

Early Wednesday morning a two truck drivers were injured when their truck hauling frozen blood crashed over an embankment near Oakridge.

The truck was pulling a refrigerated box trailer carrying 30,000 pounds of frozen blood and plasma for medical purposes. The truck was traveling east on Highway 58 when the driver drifted off the roadway for an unknown reason.

The driver, Kent Osgood, of White Settlement, Texas and passenger Manuel Rodriguez, of San Antonio, Texas, were both taken to a hospital in Springfield for treatment of their injuries.

Car accidents can be life-changing, and we hope Kent Osgood and Manuel Rodriguez are 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.

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