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Portland and Salem Truck Accident Lawyers Fight for the Settlement You Deserve

Your advocate when you are injured in a truck accident

When you get into an accident with a truck much larger than your car or that has items falling from it, your chances of being injured are increased. If you are injured by the negligence of a truck driver, a qualified attorney can go after the trucking company or its insurance company to compensate you for your medical costs. When you call Johnson & Taylor in Portland and Salem, you get an attorney who cares about you and is ready to fight for fair compensation for your injuries.

What causes most truck accidents?

More than half of truck-related accidents are caused by the driver of the other vehicle, but that still leaves a sizable percentage of accidents that are the result of the negligence of the driver and/or the trucking company. Some causes of truck accidents include:

  • Aggressive driving, including speeding, tailgating and not obeying traffic rules
  • Fatigue
  • Alcohol and/or drugs
  • Driver inexperience
  • Mechanical problems
  • Overloaded/improperly secured loads (flatbed trucks, log carriers, etc.)
  • Falling debris (dump trucks, cement trucks, etc.)

Regardless of the factors involved, if you are injured in a truck accident, it is likely that additional parties can be held accountable. Most trucks are operated by large companies that can be held liable for the negligence of their drivers or maintenance of the trucks. While this gives you more options to recover for your injury, it can also make your case more complicated. Johnson & Taylor’s knowledgeable injury attorneys will fight for you and don’t get intimidated by the big trucking companies or their insurance carriers.

Injuries are more severe in truck accidents

Because commercial trucks are much larger and heavier than other vehicles, injuries, while similar in nature to other car accidents, can be more serious. Recuperation time and medical bills are often greater, and the chance of long-term disability is increased. The possibility of a fatal accident also increases. Of the 3,413 truck accident fatalities in the U.S. in 2010, 72 percent were occupants of the other vehicle.

If you are injured in a truck accident, you are likely going to need to focus on your physical healing. If your loved one was killed in a truck accident, and you want to file a wrongful death claim, we can give you compassionate, knowledgeable advice about your options.

Let Oregon truck accident lawyers handle your case confidently

Getting into an accident with a big truck can lead to severe injuries, long recovery times and large medical bills. Furthermore, the effect on your family is compounded if you cannot work due to your injuries. Johnson & Taylor is on your side, and we use our knowledge of injury law to confidently deal with the big insurance and trucking companies on your behalf. Our main office in Salem has ample free parking, and we speak Spanish if needed. Contact us at 503-990-6641 or online.