Truck Accidents Attorney Helping Portland Victims
By the sheer number of those involved, truck accidents are high-impact, high-injury accidents. There are millions of trucks on the road every day, often operating at odd hours and in inclement weather. Rigs and semi-trucks are inherently unpredictable, so much so that regulations were put in place to specifically govern the conduct of their drivers.
Quick Action is Essential Following a Trucking Accident
Trucking companies are likely to push the envelope, often requiring their drivers to drive long hours with little rest. Cutting corners to pad corporate profits means trucks on the highway lack proper maintenance and/or are relying on defective parts. The result is a staggering number of trucking accidents on Oregon’s roads and highways each and every year.
An effective trucking injury attorney will take a number of important steps right away following your trucking accident, including obtaining company documentation regarding:
- Prior incidents involving the company, truck and driver
- Maintenance and log books
- Incident reports
- Training/background materials
Remember, crucial evidence can be lost if swift action is not taken. Don’t gamble with your health or financial future. If you or someone you love has recently been injured in a trucking accident, contact an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible.
According to a report conducted by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, trucking accidents caused by debris/unsecured loads account for more than 25,000 accidents each and every year. These accidents are nearly always avoidable, and it’s the responsibility of the driver and their company to ensure cargo is properly secured. If you’ve recently been injured due to a truck driver’s carelessness, schedule your free consultation today.
The number and variety of distractions threatening our highways are nothing to take lightly. Whether it’s a ringing cell phone, an urgent text or an untimely status update, distracted drivers are a dangerous addition to an already deadly proposition. If you or someone you love has recently suffered an injury due to another driver’s inability to remain focused on the task at hand, contact an experienced personal injury lawyer as soon as possible.
Pedestrian & Crosswalk Accidents
It is incredibly unfortunate that a large number of Portland drivers continue to ignore the fact that pedestrians nearly always have the right of way. This is true even when crosswalks are not easily identifiable. As a city known for doing its best to protect pedestrians, this is simply unacceptable. Due to strict statute of limitation laws, it’s imperative that injured pedestrians take immediate action. Secure the outcome you deserve by speaking with an Oregon pedestrian injury attorney today.
Lawsuits Against Drunk Drivers
Driving while intoxicated is not only wildly irresponsible; it’s also incredibly dangerous. Every year, thousands of Oregonians are injured due to drunk driving, a trend that, despite continued public outreach, seems to continue unabated. Because time is of the essence when it comes to receiving personal injury compensation, it’s important that you meet with a committed lawyer as soon as you can. Call Sarah Nelson, P.C. now to schedule your free consultation.
The Protection You Need
Since 2010, Sarah Nelson, P.C. has represented countless clients struggling with truck-related injuries. Offering effective, reliable legal defense, Sarah is committed to seeking maximum personal injury compensation for clients in Portland and throughout Multnomah County.