Were you or a loved one injured in a truck accident caused by a careless truck driver in Portland, OR? If so, you may have the right to compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, pain, suffering, and other damages. However, you can plan on the trucking company and its insurer to fight hard to prevent you from obtaining the compensation you deserve.
At Tillmann Law Personal Injury Lawyers, we have former insurance claims professionals on staff, giving us unique insight into how the other side works. We can use our knowledge and 17 years of experience to fight to protect your rights.
If you were injured in a truck accident caused by a negligent driver, you need a trusted legal advocate on your side. When truck accidents occur, the other side will begin taking immediate steps to protect their rights. Insurance agents, lawyers, and investigators may descend upon the accident scene and may be unwilling to provide evidence that would help your claim.
Aaron Tillmann is recognized as a National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyer and Super Lawyers Magazine Super Lawyer. He has the knowledge and resources to fight for your rights and fair compensation.
When you hire our law firm after a truck accident in Portland, Oregon, we can:
Tillmann Law Personal Injury Lawyers has already recovered millions of dollars for our deserving clients. Contact us today for your free case review with a truck accident attorney in Portland, OR.
Truck driving can be a difficult job. Truck drivers must travel many hours on the road and are often expected to meet tight deadlines. They may get bored during the travel, or the routine can become so monotonous that they are not thinking about the safe operation of the vehicle.
Driving a truck also requires different skills and involves different rules than driving a regular passenger vehicle.
Many truck accidents are caused by mistakes on the truck driver’s part.
Common truck driver errors that result in accidents include the following:
Truck drivers owe a duty to other motorists to safely operate their vehicles. When they breach this duty, they should be made responsible for the harm they cause.
If you are involved in a Portland truck accident, follow these steps to protect yourself:
Finally, reach out to an experienced truck accident lawyer in Portland for help.
In addition to the trucker, there may be other parties responsible for the truck accident, such as:
The trucking company is generally responsible for the negligent actions of its drivers. This is typically the case whether the driver is an employee or independent contractor of the trucking company.
Additionally, the trucking company can be held responsible for its own negligence, such as failing to provide proper training or overworking truck drivers. It can also be held liable for negligently hiring unqualified drivers or keeping unsafe drivers on the road.
A manufacturer of a defective truck or auto part could be liable for an accident that occurred because of the defect.
Many trucking companies outsource maintenance to a separate company. If repairs or inspections are completed in a negligent manner, these third parties may be accountable for
collisions caused by poor truck maintenance.
If a third-party company loaded cargo and overloaded it, failed to properly secure it, or loaded it in a manner that caused it to shift during transit, the cargo-loading company may be to blame for the accident.
Evidence that we may introduce to prove driver error may include:
We know the evidence that can help establish your case and how to secure it.
If you were injured in a truck accident caused by a driver’s error, call a Portland personal injury attorney at Tillmann Law Personal Injury Lawyers. We can review your case and advise you of your legal rights. We work on a contingency fee basis, so we only get paid if we recover compensation on your behalf. Contact us today for your free consultation.