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Fatal Car Accident on 84

Dodge pickup, driven by Lynn Dale Hiatt, was driving westbound on I-84. It took the 188 exit but didn't negotiate the turn safely onto US 385 N. The pickup drove across the southbound lanes of US 395 and hit the left rear of a tractor-trailer. The truck was operated by Andrei Ceban. Hiatt died at the scene. His wife, Remedios Hiatt, 76, suffered serious injuries.

Loss of Control Car Accidents

Many car accidents in Oregon happen daily because the driver loses control of their vehicle. There are many reasons drivers may lose control and suffer an accident:

  • Driving too fast around a curve
  • Driving too fast for conditions, such as when it is raining or snowing
  • Driver suffers a medical event behind the wheel
  • Driver is distracted by a cell phone or other device
  • Driver avoids a road hazard and hits another vehicle

Generally, the most common reason for a loss of control car accidents is speeding. Speed limits are there for safety reasons. Going above the speed limit may not usually seem like an important thing. But going too fast around a curve or through the rain can cause a serious accident. If this happens to you and you can prove the driver was speeding, you could be eligible for compensation in a personal injury lawsuit.

Another common factor in these accidents is tire failure. The NHTSA reports many cars do not have tires that are properly inflated. Many drivers do not check the air pressure in their tires regularly, which can lead to a blowout. If the driver of the car that hit you suffered a blowout due to negligence, you also can receive compensation in a lawsuit.

If you or your loved one are hurt in such a crash in Oregon, your personal injury attorney will conduct an investigation of the accident. Questions that he will ask to determine the viability of a lawsuit are:

  • What speed was the other driver going when the crash happened?
  • If the driver was going under the speed limit, was that wise given the conditions during the accident?
  • Would an expert believe the other driver was driving at a safe speed when the crash happened?
  • How much distance was between the cars when the crash happened?
  • What were the weather conditions?

A loss of control collision can often lead to compensation for the injured driver and passenger. But a complete investigation must be conducted by a skilled Oregon personal injury attorney.

Contact Car Accident Attorney Bart Herron at Herron Law Firm Today at 503-699-7496

Injured by another driver in a car accident? You have the right to compensation in Oregon if you can prove the other driver was negligent. Talk to The Herron Law Firm today for a Free legal consultation.

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