Truck Accident Lawyer in Lake Oswego
Representing the Injured Throughout Oregon Since 2014
Have you or someone you love been injured in an accident with a commercial truck? Big rigs carrying massive quantities of goods are a common sight on our state’s highways. Yet, this essential trade can become deadly if a commercial truck is involved in a crash.
At The Callahan Office in Lake Oswego, our truck accident attorney Joshua V. Callahan and his team work hard to help accident victims just like you receive the compensation they need to pay for medical bills and other accident-related expenses. Following a devastating accident, the injured are often faced with rising medical costs and ineffectual insurance agencies who try to convince you to settle for far less than you deserve. We can help you get the fair and just compensation you need to recover from your accident to the best of your ability.
What To Do if You Are Involved in a Truck Accident
Following a truck accident it is recommended that you:
- Move away from traffic or danger if possible
- Call 911 and request medical assistance
- If able, collect the drivers contact information
- Gather witness statements if possible
- Give a police statement and collect the officers badge number
- Seek professional medical assistance
It is also recommended that you avoid discussing the accident with the other drivers involved and avoid discussing the accident with the insurance company. If you are involved in a truck accident you may benefit from the expertise of a skilled truck accident attorney on your side.
Common Truck Accident Injuries
Commercial trucks are massive and complicated vehicles with the potential of causing devastating accidents. Most other motor vehicles don’t stand a chance when it comes to a collision with a truck. For this reason, most truck accidents are far more deadly for those in passenger vehicles and on motorcycles.
Injuries that are often associated with truck accidents include:
- Traumatic brain injury
- Broken bones
- Internal injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Wrongful death
An experienced truck accident lawyer can help you receive the compensation you need to pay for your medical bills and other accident-related expenses. Whether you have suffered minor cuts and bruises or have been paralyzed from the waist down and require permanent disability benefits, we will fight to get you every dollar you need.
Establishing Liability in Truck Accident Cases
Trucking is a very complex operation involving many moving parts, individuals, and organizations. Because of this, it can actually be quite the undertaking to determine who exactly is to blame for your truck accident.
The parties or individuals who may be found at fault for your accident include:
- The truck driver
- The trucking company
- The manufacturer of the truck
- The manufacturer of the truck’s components
- The loading company
How do you determine who is at fault? First, you must establish what caused the accident.
Common causes of truck accidents include:
- Driver fatigue
- Reckless driving
- Driving while intoxicated
- Equipment failure
- Insufficient driver training
- Improper loading
For instance, if your accident was caused by a truck driver who fell asleep at the wheel, you may assume that only the driver is at fault. Yet, if they were under intense pressure to deliver goods by a certain time, which encouraged them to drive through the night without sleep, the trucking company they work for may also be held responsible.
A parts manufacturer may be held liable if a tire blowout or engine failure causes a crash. A loading company may be considered at fault if an accident is caused by a truck’s balance being compromised by unevenly loaded cargo. It depends on the situation.
To learn more, contact us today.
Our dedicated truck accident lawyer can determine what caused your accident in order to hold the correct party accountable. We can also represent you throughout your case to ensure you are treated fairly by the at-fault party and their insurance company and receive the maximum settlement amount.
Throughout the whole process, I felt informed, supported, listened to, and valued.- Marcia H.
Fantastic lawyer- Jesse
Attorney Joshua V. Callahan founded The Callahan Law Office in his home state of Oregon in 2014. Since then he has helped numerous clients in the Lake Oswego and Portland areas successfully attain the maximum compensation they deserve following motor vehicle, medical malpractice, and other accidents.