Portland Trucking Accidents Attorney
Portland Personal Injury Attorney for Commercial Trucking Accident Matters in Oregon
Whether you say Big Rig, Semi Truck, Eighteen Wheeler, or Tractor Trailer, or long hauler, trucking accidents on Oregon roadways can be deadly. Commercial Big Rig trucking is certainly a necessary part of getting products to where they are needed in Oregon and the rest of the country. Unfortunately, however, with the increase of semi and big rig trucks on the roads, the number of accidents also inevitably increases as well. Due to the sheer tonnage of these semi trucks, what might have been just a minor fender bender between two cars can be deadly when a commercial truck is involved. Because commercial 18-wheeler trucks are so much bigger and heavier than other vehicles, it's no wonder that about 85% of those killed in collisions with semi trucks are drivers or passengers of the smaller vehicles. Often times the driver of the tractor trailer only suffers minor injuries if any. If you or someone you care about has been injured in an Oregon trucking accident, a Portland trucking accident lawyer at our firm may be able to help.
About Commercial Trucking Accidents in Oregon
In our society we depend on the trucking industry to transport automobiles, lumber, produce and other foods, fuel and a variety of commercial goods all over the country. However, we also depend on big rig truck drivers to maintain their vehicles or rigs, ensure loads are secure and of course, to drive safely. We depend on trucking companies to properly train their drivers and supervise their conduct to competently carry out those duties with the best training avialable. When they don't the results can be catastrophic. Oregon in particular requires very alert commercial driving due to often inclement conditions caused by rain, sleet or snow. When a mistake is made or a driver loses control of his tractor trailer truck, life-changing injuries or even death is often the result. That is why a trucking accidents attorney at our firm is dedicated to helping the victims of such accidents and holding commercial trucking companies accountable. We take a client-oriented compassionate approach to get compensation in cases involving serious injury or the loss of a loved one due to a collision with a negligent semi truck driver.
Investigating the Commercial Truck Accident
When an Oregon motorist or passenger is injured in Oregon due to an accident with a large commercial truck it's very important to find out what happened quickly. An Oregon trucking accident attorney at Angel Law PC will work with investigators and accident re-constructionists to determine the cause of the accident. Accidents involving big rigs often involve some of the following factors:
- Truck driver fatigue - driving beyond the maximum number of hours set by federal trucking safety regulations
- Inexperienced driving of an 18 wheeler due to inadequate training by the employer trucking company
- Aggressive or reckless driving such as tailgating, speeding or failing to yield
- Driving while impaired, either by alcohol or other intoxicants
- Negligent hiring by the truck company such as hiring someone with a proven unsafe driving history
- Unsecured loads, improper maintenance, and failure to properly inspect loads and equipment
You can find out more information about the commercial trucking industry and the governing rules and regulations from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration at http://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/.
Contact a Portland Trucking Accident Attorney Today
Our clients know they can count on Angel Law PC to help them get compensation for medical expenses, lost income or wages, pain and other conditions caused by an accident due to another's negligence-whether a car crash,
medical malpractice or trucking accident. Sometimes victims of trucking accidents have to completely change their lives because of the consequences of a negligent truck driver, but the law provides for protection of victims in such situations. Speak with a trucking accident lawyer at Angel Law PC to see if you have a case.
Contact a Portland Trucking Accident Attorney
with us immediately if you have been seriously injured or lost a loved one in a commercial truck crash. We may be able to help.