Paul R Kipp Killed in Single Car Accident on Highway 101

Paul_R_Kipp_AccidentDate: March 19, 2016

Location: Highway 101 Clatsop County, Ore.

Victims: Paul R Kipp

Clatsop County, Ore. – Oregon State Police and emergency crews responded at about 8 p.m. to a single car accident near mile-post 27, (just north of Cannon Beach) on March 19, 2016.

OSP preliminary investigations indicated that a 1998 Volvo sedan traveling soundbound on Highway 101 failed to negotiate a curve in the highway. The Volvo left the roadway and crashed into a grove of trees.

Emergency crews arrived on-scene and discovered the driver, Paul R Kipp, age 63, of Portland, and pronounced him deceased at the scene. There were no other vehicle occupants.

Oregon State Police were assisted by Seaside Fire and Rescue, Medix Ambulance, Cannon Beach Police and the Oregon Department of Transportation.

This is an ongoing investigation but speed is considered a possible contributing factor.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Paul Kipp. This was a terrible accident, and there is no way to bring back the victim but there are rights that Mr. Kipp’s family have.

The period after an accident like this can be a very confusing and challenging time especially when friends and family may be involved. We feel fortunate to be able to provide victims of these types of accidents with resources that help navigate these challenging and trying times. We hope these resources help answer some of the difficult questions you have after an accident.

While many single-car accidents seem uncomplicated, there are sometimes other factors to consider.

  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 or lost a loved on in a single-car accident, 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.



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 March 19, 2016, in Automobile Accidents, Car Accidents, Oregon Car Accidents, Wrongful Death and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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