Portland Truck Accident Attorney
Fighting for Just Compensation for Your Injuries
Truck accidents can have devastating effects on individuals and families. According to the United States Department of Transportation and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, almost 9% of all truck accidents on the road have fatal results.
If you or a loved one has suffered an injury in a truck accident in Oregon, contact the Law Offices of Timothy Grabe. Our Portland truck accident attorney has represented clients in a wide range of truck accidents, including those involving delivery drivers, underride accidents, and more.
As an injured victim, you may be entitled to recover compensation for your medical bills, rehabilitation costs, surgeries, lost wages, pain and suffering, vehicle replacement, and other related costs. You can contact our legal team to help determine what your case is worth.
- Catastrophic Injury
- Delivery Truck Accident
- Distracted Driving
- Driver Criminal Behavior
- Drunk Driving Accident
- Head-On Collision
- Hit & Run
- Insurance Claim
- Logging Accident
- Multiple Vehicle Accident
- Rear-End Collision
- Rollover Accident
- Single Vehicle Accident
- T-Bone Collision
- Tired Driver Accident
- Underride Accident
- Unsecured Cargo
- Workplace Truck Accident
Our Approach to Handling Truck Accident Claims
Many of our clients come to us in pain and are often confused about what to do next. We know it can be overwhelming in the aftermath of any accident. Just give us a call and we can talk about your accident and explain what you can expect in the claims process.
Our personal injury team can help you by:
- Explaining your rights, legal options, and potential sources of compensation
- Helping you investigate and determine liability – who is responsible for your truck accident?
- Handling all the paperwork, including gathering medical records, filling out forms, and filing your claim
- Aggressively negotiating a fair settlement with insurers
- Litigating a claim if necessary
The insurance claims can end up taking longer than you expect, and dealing with insurers may feel like an uphill battle. You don’t have to face this alone. Our team can advocate for you and even the playing field. Drawing from our extensive experience and in-depth knowledge of the claims process, we can help you obtain the full and fair settlement that you need and deserve.
Most Common Causes of Truck Accidents
According to the NHTSA, a large percentage truck accidents are caused by driver inattention or negligence. In order words, human error is responsible for a majority of truck crashes. This means that most likely, somebody made a mistake – whether it was the driver for not paying attention to the road or a trucking company for failing to follow trucking regulations.
Top causes of truck accidents include:
- Speeding and violating traffic laws
- Driving while fatigued
- Driving while under the influence or drugged driving
- Failure to maintain
- Failure to load
Whether the error was intentional or unintentional, somebody must be held responsible. We can help you find the liable party and determine how to recover compensation.
Who Is Liable for My Truck Accident Injuries?
Oftentimes, it is difficult to determine who is at fault after a truck accident. Identifying liability requires in-depth investigations, usually with the help of accident reconstruction experts and other specialists who can help us identify if certain federal truck regulations were violated. We have the resources and experience to provide skilled representation from start to finish.
During a truck accident investigation, we look at several issues, including:
- Did the truck driver act negligently?
- Was the driver speeding, driving drunk, distracted, fatigued, etc.?
- Did the driver take mandated rest breaks?
- Did the trucking company properly train and hire qualified drivers?
- Was the truck’s cargo secured? Was the truck overloaded?
- Did the truck’s equipment fail? Did the brakes fail or the tires blow out?
- Did the truck receive regular maintenance?
Depending on the details of your particular accident, liability can fall on one or more of the following parties: the driver, the trucking company, the auto parts manufacturer, or a third party.
Victims of truck accidents can turn their trust to a dedicated attorney who can help thoroughly investigate the accident and find who is at fault. Our Portland truck accident lawyer is well-versed in truck accident laws, regulations, and the mechanics of truck accident cases.
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Victims and their families deserve answers and justice. When you work with our personal injury firm, we can help make sure that your case is staffed with the appropriate paralegals, engineers, and analysts to bring the wrongful party to justice. You deserve compensation and you deserve valued legal representation. We have helped countless individuals since 1983 obtain the damages they need to help them move forward with their lives. If your case ends up at trial, we will work with other like-minded attorneys to help bring you a favorable outcome.
If you are interested in working with our firm, contact the Law Offices of Timothy Grabe today to schedule a free case evaluation.