Portland Semi-Truck and 18-Wheeler Accident Attorney
Heavy trucks can become extremely dangerous on roads and highways when drivers or trucking companies act negligently or when vehicle parts fail. Improper maintenance, negligent hiring practices, improper loading of trucks and defective truck parts can cause devastating accidents. In particular, semi-trucks or 18-wheelers, when fully loaded, weigh about 20 times the weight of the average passenger car. The momentum of a logging truck, construction truck or dump truck, combined with its greatly increased stopping distance, decreased maneuverability and top-heavy weight distribution make it a recipe for catastrophe in emergency situations and poorer road conditions.
If you have been injured in an accident with commercial truck, it is critical to consult with an experienced Portland truck accident lawyer as soon as possible. At The Johnston Law Firm, LLC, we work with independent accident scene investigators, accident reconstructionists, other medical experts and economic experts to establish the full value of your case. We can dispatch our investigators to the scene of the accident, document, photograph and collect evidence, including witness statements and law enforcement evidence with professionalism and expedient work.
Contact us today before speaking to insurance companies. Unlike insurance representatives, your needs, goals and recovery are our top priority. We can pursue the maximum compensation we think you can achieve for your injuries and damages.
Do not fall into the trap of common personal injury case mistakes. Seek the immediate assistance of a compassionate semi-truck accident attorney at The Johnston Law Firm.
Extensive Experience in Personal Injury Cases
We have handled more than 800 personal injury cases, developing the strongest cases possible for our clients based on advanced legal knowledge and strategic application of the unique facts of your case.
We will aggressively pursue the maximum compensation possible for any type of commercial vehicle or trucking accident you have been involved in. We will carefully look at the facts of your case, and do our best to successfully hold responsible parties accountable in cases involving:
- Distracted drivers
- Fatigued drivers
- Drunk drivers
- Traffic violations
- Negligent hiring practices
- Drivers with poor driving records or criminal records
- Poor maintenance/improper inspections
- Improper safety equipment
- Improper application of reflective taping (conspicuity tape)
- Defective vehicle parts
- Inadequate supervision
Attorney Marc Johnston’s innovative tactics and on-the-ball response to insurance defense can press for your deserved compensation in negotiation or at trial for the following recoveries:
- Loss of expected future earnings/wages
- Pain and suffering
- Reimbursement for medical expenses
- Rehabilitation costs
- Any other costs applicable to your case
Contact an Experienced Trucking Accident Lawyer
Call us at the Johnston Law Firm today at 503-546-3167, toll free at 888-342-7252, or fill out our free confidential case evaluation form on our website. We offer a free initial consultation and flexible hours by appointment. For directions, click here.
The Johnston Law Firm, LLC proudly represents clients in all cities and counties in Oregon: Portland, Gresham, Milwaukie, Lake Oswego, Tigard, Beaverton, Hillsboro, Multnomah, Washington, Clackamas.