Portland Truck Accident Lawyer

Semi Truck Accident

Have you been injured in an accident involving a semi truck or 18 wheeler? If so, you need professional legal representation from a Portland truck accident lawyer who has the experience and know-how to protect your rights and obtain the compensation you need for your recovery and suffering. Accidents involving commercial trucks, such as semi trucks and 18 wheelers, often result in severe injuries and fatalities due to the massive size and force of these trucks. They pose a greater threat to passenger car occupants, cyclists and pedestrians and for this reason, are required by federal and state law to carry large liability insurance policies.

Not only are semi truck accidents more severe than most car accidents, they are often more complex legally. Federal and state regulations dictate things like truck maintenance schedules, load maximums, inspections, liability insurance coverage, and driver conduct. If you have been injured in a semi truck accident, you will want to make certain the Portland truck accident lawyer representing you is familiar with these laws and is able to identify violations, conduct or omissions to prove truck driver or commercial truck owner liability for a crash. You can bet that the trucking company involved will do everything in its power to mitigate its exposure.

 

Portland’s Truck Accident Numbers

Portland is Oregon’s largest city with a population of just over 600,000 people. Truck accidents account for a small portion of the overall accidents in the city; however, Portland’s truck accidents account for a large part of the state’s truck accident totals. Because of the size of these huge 18-wheelers, injuries sustained in accidents involving them can be very serious and life changing. In 2014, major, minor, and possible injuries sustained from truck accidents in Portland accounted for over half of the state’s truck and 18-wheeler accidents. Truck drivers that participate in negligent driving should be held responsible for their actions if you or a loved on have been injured because of it.

 

When someone is injured in a crash with a semi truck or large commercial truck, the trucking company will often send its people to the collision scene to obtain evidence and confront the victims. Large trucking companies have their own attorneys and investigators at their immediate disposal in case of an accident. It is precisely this reason why you need an experienced Portland truck accident lawyer to protect your rights and fight for you.

There are many unique issues involved in semi truck accidents that are not present in typical automobile accidents. For instance, driver fatigue is a common issue as long-haul truckers drive for hours on end and into the night. Due to their weight and length, most commercial trucks take longer to stop than passenger vehicles. Drivers of semi trucks also have reduced visibility and blind spots where passenger vehicles, cyclists and pedestrians may not be visible to the truck driver.  Semi trucks are also more susceptible to rolling or jackknifing. Semi truck accidents also occur because loads can be too heavy, unsafe driving, substandard equipment and dangerous tires. These are just some of the unique issues involved in semi truck accidents.

If you have been injured in a semi truck accident, there are a variety of things to take into consideration in investigating and evaluating your case against the trucking company. These include comprehensive accident scene investigations, inspecting the engine control module to see the driver’s conduct just prior to the crash, inspecting the truck and its equipment before it has been repaired or destroyed, evaluating log books and GPS data, reviewing the driver’s pre-trip inspection reports and compliance with federal regulations.

Travis Mayor — Getting Results For Injured Truck Accident Victims

Portland Truck Accident Lawyer Travis MayorIf you or a loved one has been injured or involved in a fatal accident with a semi-truck or large commercial vehicle, you will need to focus on your recovery.  While you do this, let Portland truck accident lawyer Travis Mayor focus on your case.  Travis Mayor has experience working with victims of truck accidents in Oregon.  He will take the appropriate steps to preserve truck accident evidence so that investigations and reconstruction can be handled correctly.  In addition, he understands the complex state and federal statutes that regulate the trucking industry, and can move quickly on your case while evidence is fresh.

As a former insurance defense attorney, Travis knows the tactics large insurance companies will use to try and convince you to settle for much less than the actual value of your case.  He knows the games they play and is prepared to fight on your behalf today.

Contact us today for a free, no obligation consultation and case evaluation or call (503) 610-0005.  At Mayor Law, we fight for justice for injury victims of Portland semi truck accidents, and we fight to win! You pay nothing up front and nothing unless you win your trucking accident case.

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