Truck accidents can result in severe and catastrophic injuries, and most often, people outside of the large truck suffer the most serious accident injuries. Semi-trucks and other commercial vehicle accidents are more complex than regular automobile accidents because commercial vehicles are subject to strict state and federal rules and regulations.
Large trucking companies have significant resources. Their insurers are typically more concerned with keeping their claim values low than ensuring that injured parties are fully and fairly compensated. If you have been injured or lost a loved one in a truck accident, contact a skilled and knowledgeable truck accident attorney at Tillmann Law online or by calling (503) 683-8113.
Accidents involving commercial trucks are different than regular automobile accidents in several ways. For example, commercial vehicles are required to adhere to state and federal rules and regulations regarding truck maintenance and operation. Our attorneys understand the rules and regulations and how they apply in different truck accident scenarios.
We are also familiar with common types of truck accidents and how they occur. To prove a personal injury claim, it is critical to set forth evidence that demonstrates how and why the accident happened and who is liable for your injuries and damages. Our experienced truck accident attorneys have the resources and skills necessary to handle all types of truck accident cases.
Due to the large-scale size and design of commercial semi-trucks and the cargo loads they carry, some accident causes are unique to commercial trucks. For example, unsecured cargo, jackknife incidents, and underride accidents are common truck accident factors. Other truck accident causes frequently involve speed, unsafe lane changes, aggressive driving, intoxicated driving, negligent vehicle maintenance, and vehicle defects.
Investigating a truck accident requires specific knowledge, expert contacts, and a thorough review of evidence and records for regulation violations. Any evidence that drivers and trucking companies violated state and federal regulations can be used to show that negligence caused or contributed to the accident.
Industry experts can be hired for accident analysis and reconstruction. Our attorneys have close contacts with all types of experts that can be instrumental in determining causation as well as providing expert testimony during depositions and at trial. Enlisting the help of skilled and competent experts can be a critical component of a successful truck accident injury claim.
If you have been injured or lost a loved one in a truck accident, you need an attorney who has regularly represented clients in these types of cases. Contact a truck accident attorney at Tillmann Law online or by calling (503) 683-8113 to schedule your free and confidential consultation.