Rollover car accidents are one of the most dangerous types of crashes. They happen due to a variety of causes and often result in severe personal injuries. If you drive any type of taller vehicle, it is important to be aware of the risks. Our Oregon car accident lawyer explains more about rollover hazards and who can be held liable in a claim.
Marion County Woman Recently Killed In Oregon Rollover Car Accident
A 70-year-old Aumsville woman was recently killed in a rollover crash. According to an August 21, 2022 Statesman Journal news report, it happened the previous Saturday at roughly 11:00 a.m. on Gold Club Road SE, near the Highway 22 E on-ramp.
According to police investigations, a 70-year-old man was driving the woman in a Ford Custom Roadster. He was headed southbound when he crashed into a Dodge Caravan moving westbound towards the ramp. On impact, the Roadstar rolled over and landed on the passenger side. Unfortunately, the victim was pronounced dead at the scene. Both of the drivers involved were treated for non-life threatening personal injuries. Police are continuing to investigate and have not announced whether any charges will be filed in the case.
Seeking Compensation For Rollover Accidents In Oregon
When any type of car accident in Oregon happens, reckless driving on the part of one or more motorists involved is often to blame. However, particularly in rollover car crashes, there may be multiple parties who are liable.
According to Consumer Reports, rollover car accidents are one of the deadliest types of crashes and are responsible for nearly 30 percent of all passenger vehicle deaths. Speeding, going too fast around curves in the road, suddenly slamming on the brakes, and making too tight of turns can all cause them to happen. However, taller vehicles, such as Jeeps, vans, and SUVs, are more likely to be impacted and issues such as poor tire pressure or brake failures may be contributing factors.
Victims of rollover accidents in Oregon, and surviving family members in the event of fatal injuries, are entitled to seek compensation for the damages they suffer as a result of these crashes. Those that can be held liable in a personal injury claim include:
- The motorist whose actions were directly responsible for the crash;
- Vehicle manufacturers, for not recalling cars or warning consumers of obvious safety risks;
- Vehicle parts suppliers, such as tire manufacturers;
- Mechanics and local repair shops, for failing to provide proper maintenance, using defective parts, or not warning customers of recalls or other concerns.
Request A Consultation With Our Oregon Car Accidents Attorneys
Multiple parties may be responsible when a rollover car accident in Oregon happens. If you or someone you love was injured in this type of crash, the Johnston Law Firm P.C. can help you hold at-fault parties accountable and get the compensation you are entitled to in a claim. To request a consultation, call (503) 546-3167 or contact our Oregon car accident attorneys online today.