Date: November 22, 2015
Location: Highway 22
Names: Christopher Duane Liddell, James Allen Young
Sunday morning a man died in a single-car rollover crash on Highway 22 near Salem.
A Subaru driven by James Allen Young, 28, of Independence, was traveling at a high rate of speed on Highway 22 when it lost control, hit a light pole, rolled over several times and came to a rest in a field.
The passenger in the car, Christopher Duane Liddell, 24, of Corvallis, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Young was taken to the hospital with serious injuries.
Speed and alcohol are possible factors in the cause of the crash.
Car accidents can be life-changing, and we extend our condolences to the family and friends of Christopher Duane Liddell and we hope James Allen Young 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.