Commercial Truck Accidents
A Truck Accident Lawyer Who Understands Who to Obtain Compensation
Commercial truck accidents can create complex personal injury cases. There may be any number of factors involved in an 18-wheeler accident. A driver may be distracted or operating under the influence of alcohol or drugs. The commercial trucking company may be liable for failing to properly train the driver or for not maintaining the truck.
At Zbinden & Curtis, our truck accident lawyers in Portland have seen the devastating impact of truck accidents. In handling these difficult cases, the attorneys conduct a thorough investigation and typically bring in top experts to help determine the cause of the truck accident and obtain justice for clients.
Examples of Factors Behind Commercial Truck Accidents
Trucking companies may be liable in cases that involve the following factors, among others:
- Poor truck equipment maintenance
- Inadequate truck driver supervision, which may lead to a drunk driver truck accident
- Commercial truck driver negligence resulting from poor practices in hiring, training and supervision
- Driver fatigue resulting from extended driving hours concealed by inaccurate or illegal logbooks
- Overweight trucks and other loading violations
Even a modest-size commercial trucking company will have powerful insurance company advocates. If you are in a truck accident, you may find that the insurance companies will try to blame your actions when the truck driver was clearly at fault. Trucking insurance companies will bring their own accident investigators and damage claim assessors. You can level the playing field with an experienced personal injury attorney.
Contact a Personal Injury Lawyer in Oregon
For a free consultation, contact an accident lawyer at Zbinden & Curtis, serving clients throughout Oregon and Washington. Call (503) 287-5000 to see how we can help.