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Scio Man Killed in Linn County Rollover Crash

Date: January 8, 2016

Location: Stayton Scio Road

Name: Michael James Robinson

Scio Man Killed in Linn County Rollover Crash

Friday evening a Scio man was killed after being ejected from his Jeep in Linn County.

Michael James Robinson, 47, of Scio, was heading south on Stayton Scio Road in a 1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee when he failed to negotiate a turn near Sandner Road.

The Jeep left the road, fell down a ditch, flipped over, hit a tree and came to rest against a home. The house sustained minor damage but no one was hurt.

Robinson was pronounced dead at the scene, about 80 feet from the Jeep.

He was not wearing a seat belt during the time of the crash.

We extend our condolences to the family and friends of Michael James Robinson.

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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Linn County Man Killed in Single-car Rollover Crash

Date: November 14, 2015

Location: Richardson Gap Road

Name: Gabriel Christopher Ceboll

Linn County Man Killed in Single-car Rollover Crash

Saturday morning, a man was killed in a single-car crash east of Scio.

Gabriel Christopher Ceboll, 40, was driving a 2007 Chevrolet can that went off the shoulder along Richardson Gap Road. The van rolled several times and Ceboll was trapped inside.

Ceboll was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police do not believe alcohol was involved and the investigation continues.

We extend our condolences to the family and friends of Gabriel Christopher Ceboll.

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.

Three Injured in Collision near Scio

Date: April 24, 2015

Location: Oregon 226

Names: Scott Cook, Randall Starr, Barbara Starr

Three Injured in Collision near Scio

Friday morning a sedan collided with a motorhome on Oregon 226 near Scio injuring three people.

A 1995 Honda Accord was heading eastbound on Oregon 226 when it crossed the center line and collided with an Itasca Sunriver motorhome.

The Honda driver, Scott Cook, was take to the Salem Hospital with serious injuries.  The RV driver, Randall Starr, 76, and his wife Barbara Starr, 77, sustained minor injuries.

The Starr’s were wearing seat belts but it is unclear if Cook was.  Cook was cited for DUII-controlled substances and reckless driving.

We wish all the people involved in this crash a full and speedy recovery.

As Portland car accident attorneys, we know that filing an insurance claim can be extremely complicated and stressful. After a crash like this, any injured person can seek compensation through the at-fault driver’s insurance policy, or through their own uninsured motorist coverage.

Steps to Take for Filing an Insurance Claim after an Oregon Accident:

  1. Get medical treatment. If you’ve been injured, waiting to seek medical treatment can greatly affect the value of your claim.
  2. Right after the accident, write down any details you remember.
  3. Contact your insurance company and get a copy of your insurance policy if you don’t have one. Talk to your adjuster about using your personal injury protection (PIP) coverage for medical treatment, lost wages, etc.
  4. Determine the amount of property damage done.
  5. Start keeping good records. Get the police report, copies of medical bills, pictures of your car before and after repairs, etc.
  6. If you are considering hiring a lawyer, talk to the lawyer before you talk to the other driver’s insurance company.
  7. Get all correspondence with both insurance companies in writing.
  8. Do not sign anything until you are done treating and are medically stationary.
  9. Check the statute of limitations on your claim. For most car accidents in Oregon, the time limit is two years, but this is not true for all cases. In some cases, you will only have 180 days – speaking to an attorney can clarify your time limits.
  10. Discuss your case with a car accident attorney in Portland who offers free consultations to start understanding the laws that affect your case and your rights as an accident victim.

But before you speak to the insurance adjuster or an attorney, you can learn more about the Oregon insurance claim process in the very helpful book, 7 Common Mistakes That Can Wreck Your Oregon Accident Case.

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