Oregon Truck Accident Lawyer
Tractor-trailers, 18-wheelers, and other commercial trucks regularly pass through Oregon as part of their routes to get to different destinations all over the country. Many of these vehicles are often seen on major roadways in the state, but they also have to occasionally use other smaller, local roads.
Regardless of the amount of traffic that may be on whatever thoroughfare a commercial truck might be traveling on, any accident involving one of these types of much larger vehicles has the potential to cause extremely serious—possibly even fatal—injuries. Need an Injury Lawyer Oregon represents clients injured in commercial truck crashes all over the Beaver State, including communities in Jackson County, Yamhill County, Washington County, Marion County, Multnomah County, Lane County, Clackamas County, Deschutes County, Douglas County, and many others.
Causes of Truck Accidents in Oregon
Accidents involving commercial trucks can involve any one of a number of possible causes. The companies that own these vehicles frequently have agents on the scene immediately following such crashes to dispose of or cover up important evidence. Such tactics are exactly why it is critical for victims to quickly seek legal representation.
Need an Injury Lawyer Oregon can immediately begin conducting a thorough investigation of your accident and preserve key evidence. Some of the most frequent causes of these types of wrecks include, but are not limited to:
- Driver fatigue
- Distracted driving
- Defective parts
- Reckless driving
- Lack of vehicle maintenance
- Driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol or drugs
- Lack of driver training
- Brake failure
- Overloaded truck
- Failure to obey traffic control devices
Commercial trucks are subject to stringent federal regulations and are required to carry insurance policies that have much higher limits than traditional passenger vehicles. Violations of federal rules can be used to demonstrate a trucking company’s negligence.
Kinds of Truck Accident Injuries in Oregon
The simple difference in size between a commercial truck and a standard passenger vehicle often means that people involved in crashes with the commercial vehicles are far more likely to sustain severe injuries. Very few people walk away from such collisions unharmed.
Some of the most common types of injuries that result from these crashes include fractures (broken bones) or soft tissue injuries, such as the neck injury commonly referred to as “whiplash.” In more serious wrecks, people can suffer far more serious injuries such as traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), spinal cord injuries, or even paralysis.
When the nature of a victim’s injuries involves a longer period of recovery, it also results in higher medical bills and more time away from work. Some victims are completely unable to regain employment. Need an Injury Lawyer Oregon assists victims by pursuing fair and full compensation for all of their past, present, and future needs.
Possible Liability for Oregon Truck Accidents
Whereas many common car crashes in Oregon are limited to two drivers and one or other is deemed to be at fault, commercial truck accidents can frequently be much more complex. This is because many different parties could be deemed responsible, depending on the specific cause of the crash.
Some of the different people or entities that could be held liable for a victim’s injuries include:
- Truck drivers
- Truck drivers’ employers
- Truck owners
- Maintenance companies
- Freight owners
- Truck parts manufacturers
- Drivers and owners of other vehicles
Find a Commercial Truck Accident Attorney in Oregon
If you sustained catastrophic injuries or your loved one was killed in a commercial truck crash anywhere in Oregon, it is in your best interest to immediately contact Need an Injury Lawyer Oregon. We are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to answer all of your legal questions.
Our firm cases on a contingency fee basis, so you will not be charged anything unless you receive a monetary award. We offer a free, no obligation consultation so our attorneys can provide a complete evaluation of your case that will help you understand your rights.