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Helping Families Recover from Serious Truck Accidents

Truck accidents are known for causing catastrophic injuries and extensive damage, with victims typically being the drivers and passengers of passenger vehicles. If you or someone you love has been injured in a truck accident caused by someone else, you should not have to face the challenges and consequences alone. At Pacific Cascade Legal, our Oregon City truck accident attorney can help you take the right steps toward recovering the compensation you deserve.

Contact us online or call (503) 212-9014 to request a family lawyer consultation in Oregon City or the surrounding areas.

What Causes Truck Accidents?

Truck accidents can be caused by several factors, most of which are preventable. In many cases, these accidents are caused by the negligence of truck drivers, trucking companies, or third parties. Our Oregon City truck accident lawyer can help you hold the liable party accountable for your damages.

Some of the most common causes of truck accidents include:

  • Driver fatigue
  • Speeding
  • Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • Driving while distracted
  • Tailgating
  • Aggressive driving
  • Improperly loaded cargo
  • Defective truck parts
  • Failure to maintain the truck
  • Unsafe roadways
  • Inclement weather

Violating Federal Trucking Guidelines

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) establishes guidelines and regulations to ensure the safety of commercial motor vehicles, including trucks, on the roads. Violating these guidelines can significantly increase the risk of truck accidents due to various reasons:

  • Driver Fatigue: Federal trucking laws include regulations on hours of service (HOS) for truck drivers, limiting the number of consecutive hours they can drive without taking a break. Violating these guidelines can lead to driver fatigue, increasing the likelihood of accidents due to impaired reaction times and decreased alertness.
  • Vehicle Maintenance: FMCSA regulations also cover vehicle maintenance standards to ensure that commercial trucks are in safe operating condition. Neglecting maintenance requirements, such as brake inspections, tire checks, and overall vehicle upkeep, can lead to mechanical failures on the road, resulting in accidents.
  • Overloading: FMCSA regulations specify weight limits for commercial vehicles to prevent overloading, which can affect the stability and handling of trucks. Exceeding these limits can strain the vehicle's components, such as brakes and tires, making it more difficult for the driver to control the vehicle and increasing the risk of accidents, especially during braking or maneuvering.
  • Driver Qualifications: FMCSA guidelines outline requirements for driver qualifications, including licensing, training, and medical fitness. Employing unqualified or inexperienced drivers who do not meet these standards can lead to accidents caused by lack of proper driving skills or understanding of safety protocols.
  • Distracted Driving: FMCSA regulations also address distracted driving, emphasizing the importance of maintaining focus on the road while operating commercial vehicles. Violating these guidelines by engaging in activities like texting, using electronic devices, or eating while driving can impair a driver's ability to react to changing traffic conditions, increasing the likelihood of accidents.
  • Substance Abuse: FMCSA regulations include drug and alcohol testing requirements for commercial drivers to ensure they are not impaired while on duty. Violating these guidelines by driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol can impair judgment, coordination, and reaction times, significantly increasing the risk of accidents.

Who is Liable for a Truck Accident?

Truck accident liability is not always cut and dry. In many cases, multiple parties are at fault for a truck accident. This can include the truck driver, the trucking company, the manufacturer of the truck or its parts, the shipper or loader of the truck's cargo, the party responsible for maintaining the truck, or even a third-party driver. To determine liability, it is important to conduct a thorough investigation.

At Pacific Cascade Legal, our Oregon City truck accident lawyer can help you prove liability by:

  • Obtaining and analyzing the truck's black box data
  • Gathering evidence from the scene of the accident
  • Reviewing the truck driver's logs
  • Obtaining the truck driver's employment and driving records
  • Working with accident reconstruction specialists
  • Interviewing eyewitnesses
  • And more

By conducting a comprehensive investigation, we can help you build a strong case against the liable party and fight for the full, fair recovery you are owed.

How Our Oregon City Truck Accident Lawyer Can Help You

At Pacific Cascade Legal, our truck accident attorney in Oregon City is prepared to fight for you. We know what it takes to build a strong case and win. Our team can help you navigate the legal processes and fight for the maximum compensation you are owed.

When you choose our firm, you can expect:

  • Compassionate, personalized representation: We understand that this is a difficult time for you and your family. Our team is here to offer the compassionate support you deserve and can answer any questions you may have.
  • Aggressive advocacy: Our Oregon City truck accident lawyer will not back down from a fight. We have extensive experience taking on trucking companies and their insurance providers and are not afraid to take a case to court.
  • Contingency fees: We believe that everyone should have access to quality legal representation. That is why we offer our services on a contingency fee basis, meaning you do not owe us anything unless we win your case.

Contact us online or call (503) 212-9014 to request a consultation with a truck accident attorney in Oregon City.

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