If you've been injured by a truck driver in an accident with no fault of your own in Oregon or Washington state, you could benefit hugely from having a personal injury attorney representing you. A professional and experienced injury lawyer can obtain compensation for your physical, emotional and financial losses. Here at Sellers Law Office, we work closely with you to protect your rights and get the compensation you need for your future. We do not treat our clients as if they are just another case. For us, you are another neighbor who is trying to determine what to do for your future and how to survive after an accident.
Commercial trucks including semi and delivery trucks, are often driven about 100,000 miles in a single year. Indeed, it is not a 9-5 job. A driver needs to have his truck rolling if he is going to make a decent living. Unrealistic schedules and expectations can lead to safety risks.
Insurance companies are in business to avoid paying out as much as possible and keep maximum possible profits. They are not in the business of protecting the rights of injured parties nor to make sure that you and your family are taken care of after an accident caused by the negligence of a trucking company or their drivers.
An injured victim of a truck accident, will no doubt have to incur considerable medical and other expenses. Insurance companies will do all they can to avoid paying out to injured parties. We will fight hard for you to recover compensation for physical and mental injuries, lost wages, loss of earning capacity, past and future medical expenses, and any other damages that we can get compensation for. We will leave no stone unturned.
We understand that your future depends on the compensation you obtain, including for unforeseen medical expenses.
Truck drivers are pushed harder and harder by trucking companies to deliver faster and bigger payloads, while most of them are left to pay for keeping and maintaing of their own truck while paying hefty fees for insurance to cover truck accidents.
Injuries resulting from a truck accident can often be quite severe and there can be many different types of injuries some visible and some may not be so visible at first, such as traumatic brain injuries. Truck accidents that cause personal injury must be carefully looked at to make sure that non-visible injuries are not ignored as the amount of compensation depends on the nature of injury and what the future consequences may be.
Truck accidents often cause a variety of injuries including broken bones, fractures, neck and back sprain, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injuries, catastrophic injuries, nerve damage, reflex sympathetic dystrophy, and others. Here at Sellers Law Office we recommend that you consider getting examined by your family physician as well as a Chiropractor who is experienced with severe truck accidents and physical traumas.
There are about 3 million semi trucks on the roads in U.S. (including Canadian truck deliveries)
About 600,000 semi trucks operating in U.S. are registered in California, Texas, and Florida
There are many smaller trucking companies in U.S. with about 90% owning 5 or less trucks
Semi trucks in U.S. drive about 150,000 billion miles, delivering about 70% of all goods in the country
About 50% of large truck crash deaths in 2012 occurred from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m
About 10% of deaths in large truck accidents occurred on minor roads
About 60% of deaths in large truck accidents in 2012 occurred on major roads other than interstates and freeways
The maximum weight for a U.S. semi truck and full trailer is 80,000 pounds spread over 18 conventional wheels
A passenger car has little to no chance in an accident with a semi truck
We work hard to protect your rights and get you the maximum compensation you deserve.