Semi-truck accidents are a prevalent and serious problem on Oregon’s roads. Every year dozens of innocent people lose their lives from being involved in collisions with semi-trucks on Oregon roadways. The primary reason for this deadly outcome in semi-truck accidents is the massive weight and size differential between trucks and regular passenger vehicles.
There are many different causes of semi-truck accidents, including these common ones:
- Driver fatigue
- Overloaded trucks
- Negligently designed or maintained highways
- Inattentive semi-truck drivers
- Improperly-loaded trucks
- Inexperienced drivers
- Improper maintenance
- Intoxicated truck drivers
- Defective parts
- Driver failure to respect weather and traffic conditions
Semi-truck accidents are very dangerous and they create more damage than any other kind of accident on Oregon’s motorways. Litigating semi-truck accident cases is different from litigating other personal injury and auto accident cases because the stakes are so much higher.
Trucking accidents can be classified as rear-end collisions, sloshing accidents, battery fire accidents, fuel oil fire accidents, rollover accidents, and more. As is the case in any type of motor vehicle accident, in order to make a recovery in any of these kinds of trucking accident cases it will be necessary to prove negligence on the part of the semi-truck driver and/or the trucking company.
The injuries that victims of semi-truck accidents suffer usually impact the rest of their lives. Semi-truck and tractor-trailer accidents often result in fatalities or catastrophic injuries including the following:
- Head and Neck Injuries
- Serious Brain Injuries
- Permanent Debilitating Spinal Cord Damages
- Loss of Function of Internal Organs
- Compound Fractures and Crushed Bones
The costs associated with these injuries can easily exceed hundreds of thousands of dollars on top of the accidents’ inevitable physical and emotional tolls. Our experienced semi-truck accident attorneys work hard to ensure that you get compensated for lost earnings, life-long medical care and support, disability, impaired quality of life, pain and suffering, and loss of services or support of a spouse.
Insurance companies each have a team of adjusters, investigators, and semi-truck accident attorneys whose primary responsibility is to limit the insurer’s liability and to minimize the amount of money paid out to injured parties. It is imperative for semi-truck accident victims to have a similar teams watching out for their needs. If you or a loved one has been injured in a semi truck accident, contact the experienced semi-truck accident attorneys at Dwyer Williams Dretke PC today. You need and deserve the best.