With it’s location along Highway 97, Bend Oregon see’s a great deal of tractor trailer and heavy truck traffic. Any time you get heavy trucks and smaller vehicles together in a small space, accidents are going to happen.
If you’ve been injured in a vehicle accident involving a semi truck, trailer, or other large vehicle, you’re probably in need of expensive medical care. You most likely face a prolonged period of recuperation, during which time you are unlikely to be capable of working. You’re facing a profound increase in personal expenses, prolonged pain and suffering and an inability to earn during this period in time. This shouldn’t have to fall upon your shoulders in its entirety, if you’ve been the victim of an accident for which you are not at fault.
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You deserve legal representation from a law firm with years of experience and compounded expertise in dealing with insurance companies and other large corporations in fighting for your rights as an accident victim. You need something in your corner, before whatever is left of your life during this difficult time breaks down under the strain of trying to handle it all personally. You owe it to yourself, your family, and your loved ones to seek legal counsel in an effort to get your medical bills covered, your lost wages compensated, and your pain and suffering acknowledged.
- Statistics show that the number of fatalities due to large vehicle accidents has increased steadily over the last few years, as have the number of accidents altogether. In fact, the number of accidents altogether has increased so much that the number of deaths relative to the number of total accidents has actually decreased, which has allowed certain companies to point to that statistic, as if to say “we’re taking the matter seriously.” That is clearly not the case, as the number of accidents, serious injuries, and fatalities all continue to rise, across the United States.
- The rate of accidents involving large trucks is significantly higher than accidents which involve only smaller vehicles. Semi trucks comprise approximately 2% of the total traffic on America’s roads today, but they are involved in nearly 10% of all traffic accidents. An estimated 1 in 8 fatalities due to highway accidents may be directly attributed to accidents for which semi truck drivers, and other large vehicle operators, have been deemed to be at fault. The fact that this problem is increasing, despite much attention in recent years, suggests a fundamental flaw in the way that transport and logistics companies conduct their operations.
Many large vehicle accidents are the result of negligence or oversight on the parts of those who employ large vehicle drivers. Companies pass policies that enforce deadlines, and passively push the use of chemical stimulants to encourage “wakefulness” that is actually more like a state of hyper-focus. If you find yourself having been injured by the negligence or oversight of such a corporation, call our Bend, OR law offices today. We’ll help you to get the compensation that you need to pay your bills, survive, and start to put your life back together.