Accidents involving tractor trailers and semi-trucks often produce severe injuries and result in enormous medical bills, extensive time off work, and even painful disabilities. Despite the fact that passenger vehicles are safer than ever before, they still cannot handle the force of a truck barreling down on them. Under such force, cars crumble, and drivers and passengers are left with significant injuries. If you have been injured in a truck accident, you need an experienced Oregon truck accident attorney on your side.
Serious injuries can occur when a truck collides with a passenger vehicle. It’s not uncommon to see concussions, broken bones, spinal injuries, whiplash, paralysis, internal injuries, permanent disability, and even death. Individuals with these injuries may face a tremendous amount of medical bills from the initial care and treatment as well as the ongoing costs associated with physical therapy, surgeries, and rehabilitation.
Time is of the Essence
You may have already received phone calls from the trucker’s insurance company. As you try to focus on your injuries and healing, the insurance adjuster is trying to get you to settle. Their initial offers are presented in an attempt to coerce you to settle your claim quickly, for far less than you deserve. Exercise caution when speaking with them, and never agree to a recorded conversation. Instead, call upon an Oregon truck accident attorney right away.
Tractor trailers are equipped with electronic control modules or ECMs. These devices work much like the black boxes on airplanes. They record a significant amount of data and may have information on speed, braking, and other events that occurred directly before, during, and after the accident. In addition, they may contain critical information regarding how long the driver had been behind the wheel on that shift and if proper maintenance had been performed. We can take steps immediately to ensure this data is retained so that we can use it in your case. In some cases, this data can even be used to prove an ongoing pattern of dangerous driving habits. Our experts can use this data along with police reports, eyewitness reports, and your recollection of the accident in order to recreate the accident. This can produce compelling evidence and can clearly demonstrate fault in the accident.
When you have been injured in an accident with a truck, you must have competent representation. Our team has handled numerous truck accident cases and are prepared to represent you and fight tirelessly to get you the compensation you deserve. Do not be pushed around and intimidated by insurance adjusters. By taking on your case, we can handle these phone calls and allow you to rest and recover. As you heal, our proven Oregon truck accident attorney will vigorously defend your case. Contact Keith Dozier today online or by phone at 503-594-0333 for a free consultation.