Philomath Man Dies in Fiery I-84 Crash
Date: December 4, 2015
Location: Interstate 84
Name: Keith O. Carney
Friday morning, a Philomath man died after his Chevy burst into flames from a crash in Morrow County.
A 1985 Chevrolet pickup was headed east on Interstate 84 west of Boardman, when it left the road and struck a boulder. The Chevy was found fully engulfed in fire and the driver, Keith O. Carney, 34, was found deceased.
We extend our condolences to the family and friends of Keith O. Carney.
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 8, 2015, in Car Accidents, Oregon Car Accidents and tagged auto death, boardman, car accident, car crash, I-84, Interstate 84, Keith O. Carney, morrow county, Philomath, single-car crash, single-vehicle crash. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.