Driver Ejected from Vehicle in I-5 Crash near Ashland
Date: November 30, 2015
Location: Interstate 5
Name: Thomas E. Crowley
On Monday a driver was ejected and suffered critical injuries when his car left the road and overturned on I-5 near Ashland.
Thomas E. Crowley, 31, of Kailua, Hawaii, was driving a 1999 Subaru wagon north on Interstate 5 when his vehicle left the road and overturned. Crowley was ejected from the car and was taken to the hospital with critical injuries.
Car accidents can be life-changing, and we hope Thomas E. Crowley 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 December 3, 2015, in Car Accidents, Oregon Car Accidents, personal injury, rollovers and tagged ashland, car accident, car crash, critical injuries, I-5, interstate 5, Personal Injury, rollover crash, Thomas E. Crowley. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.