Commercial truck accidents can be disastrous for those involved. Most seriously injured victims in trucking accidents are occupants of the smaller motor vehicles, not the trucks. Yet it is often the truck driver or trucking company that is at fault. At Tillmann Law, we support the rights and interests of the injured. We are not afraid of going up against large trucking corporations. If you or a loved one has serious injuries from a recent Gresham, Oregon truck accident, find out if we can help. Call (503) 272-8986 to schedule a free consultation with our Gresham truck accident lawyers near you.
It is important to hire an attorney to help you handle a truck accident injury claim for many reasons. One is to counter the negotiating power of the defendant. Most truck accident suits name trucking companies as the defendants. The average truck company in Oregon will have substantial resources and legal teams to help it fight liability and refute your damage claim. Hiring a lawyer can help you match a trucking company’s resources with your own, to improve your odds of achieving a successful settlement. Without a lawyer’s assistance, you might accept a lowball offer from an insurer and lose your right to negotiate for more.
At Tillmann Law, our job is to identify why our clients’ accidents happen. With this information, we can build a claim against the correct at-fault party in the pursuit of financial compensation. Our lawyers and other professionals, such as hired experts and investigators, can analyze your truck accident for signs of fault and causation. From there, we can identify the defendant and file your claim by Oregon’s two-year deadline.
In most situations, a trucking company will be vicariously liable for the actions of its truck drivers, maintenance crews, cargo loaders, and other workers. Your claim will most likely go to the trucking company’s insurer in Oregon, even if the driver was an independent contractor. Other liable parties, however, could include a third-party driver, property owner, the government, or an equipment manufacturer.
Most clients contact Tillmann Law because they have serious or life-changing injuries that require attention from a lawyer. Our Gresham personal injury law firm is happy to help victims with a wide range of injury types. We may be able to help you recover and move forward after a bad traffic accident involving any personal injury.
We can also help you recover for emotional and psychological injuries, including distress or anguish. Whether you are the injured victim or wish to bring a claim on behalf of a deceased loved one, find out how Tillmann Law’s attorneys can help. We bring aggressive legal tactics and genuine compassion to each case we take in Gresham.
Hiring the right lawyer can make it easier for you and your family to recover fair compensation for your damages after a truck accident. A successful claim could reimburse you for vehicle repairs, medical bills, lost income, and more. Contact Tillmann Law today to set up a one-on-one meeting with our Gresham truck accident lawyers at no cost or obligation. Call (503) 272-8986 speak to our attorneys.