Extensive Experience in Handling Oregon Truck Accident Cases
We have handled more than 1,000 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
Marc is a member of The Academy of Truck Accident Attorneys (ATAA) – a nonprofit organization whose mission is to recognize, educate and advocate lawyers who represent victims of truck accidents. To achieve membership as a Board Certified member, a lawyer is thoroughly vetted through a detailed process in which real world experience and results handling truck crash cases are verified and skills and knowledge are tested.
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Compensation For Portland Truck Accident Injuries
Truck accidents are complex events and there are often multiple people involved. The truck driver may have engaged in reckless driving behaviors while the trucking company may be guilty for a lack of oversight and too demanding of schedules. This makes them liable in a claim. Other drivers can also be held responsible if their actions either during or after a truck accident caused you to suffer personal injuries.
While you may be entitled to compensation through insurance policies those at-fault have in place, filing a truck accident lawsuit can often entitle you to additional types of compensation. Under the Oregon Revised Statutes, this may include:
- Economic damages, which compensate you for damage property, medical expenses, lost wages, and other tangible costs you incur;
- Non-economic damages, which compensate you for intangible losses. This includes pain, suffering, disfigurement, and any loss of enjoyment in life your injuries cause.
Punitive damages, which is an additional amount we can push for if the truck driver or the company they work for acted in a particularly reckless manner. It is designed to punish them and can total more than double other types of compensation in your claim.
Truck Accidents in Oregon: What You Should Know
Close to 2,500 truck accidents happen throughout the state each year. [source] This makes them the second most common type of crash, falling behind only motor vehicle accidents. Rollovers, underride crashes, and head on collisions are all common types of accidents resulting in serious and catastrophic injuries. Even relatively minor incidents involving truckers can end up impacting multiple drivers on the road, resulting in serious personal injuries.
Semi-trucks, tractor-trailers, and other big rigs require skill and experience to operate. Their massive size and bulk makes them difficult to maneuver in traffic and increases the risks of truck accidents. It is important for other motorists to be aware of potential dangers and common types of collisions so that they can take the necessary precautions to avoid them.
Truck accidents happen on a regular basis and frequently involve nearby drivers. The large size of most big rigs serves to protect the trucker against serious injuries. It is these other motorists involved who typically suffer the brunt of the harm.
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