Salem Woman and Grandson Rescued after Car Crashes into Creek

Date: December 19, 2015

Location: Monitor McKee Road Northeast

Names: Michelle Schroll

Salem Woman and Grandson Rescued after Car Crashes into Creek

Saturday afternoon a woman and her 11-year-old grandson were rescued from Zollner Creek near Mt. Angel after their car crashed through the bridge guardrail.

Michelle Schroll, 46, was driving a car when it went off the bridge along Monitor McKee Road Northeast. Schroll and her grandson managed to cling to a tree to escape the sinking car.

After firefighters rescued them, they were both taken to Salem hospital and are expected to survive.

Car accidents can be life-changing, and we hope Michelle Schroll and her grandson 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.

Posted on December 21, 2015, in Car Accidents, Oregon Car Accidents, personal injury and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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