Commercial Truck Accident Attorney
We understand the complexities and nuances involved in commercial truck accidents. We have the necessary resources to investigate and pursue your case.
In Oregon, there are thousands of commercial trucks on the road at any given time. These trucks pose a significant risk to other drivers and passengers on the road because of their size and weight. Combined with negligent or reckless driving, the risk of severe injury or death becomes exceptionally high.
Accidents involving commercial trucks are not ordinary personal injury cases. They involve very different laws and regulations than regular auto accidents.
If you or a loved one were injured in an accident, our experienced Commercial Truck Accident Attorney is here to help. With more than 40 years of experience, we’ll support you and your family every step of the way through the litigation process, and we’re prepared to get you just compensation either through a fair settlement or in the courtroom.
Types of Commercial Trucks
The term ‘commercial truck’ refers to a commercial vehicle with a gross combination weight of 26,001 pounds or more, transports people for profit, is designed to carry 16 passengers or more, or transports hazardous materials.
All types of commercial trucks pose a risk to other drivers with whom they share the road. But each type is unique and often presents its own particular set of dangers to other drivers. There are eight classes of commercial motor vehicles in the U.S. They are divided into light-duty, medium-duty, and heavy-duty. Some of the different types of commercial trucks we drive next to almost everyday include:
- Semi-Tractor trailers
- Dump trucks
- Garbage trucks
- Tow trucks
- Flatbed trucks
- Moving trucks
- Delivery trucks
If you were in an accident involving a commercial vehicle, contact a Commercial Truck Accident Attorney as soon as possible.
Commercial Truck Accident Cases
As mentioned above, commercial truck accident cases are not ordinary personal injury cases. Litigating a truck accident to the fullest extent is generally challenging and expensive. However, an accident involving a commercial truck must be thoroughly investigated. Also, recovering compensation after a commercial trucking accident is typically very complex. Some of these complexities include:
- Truck drivers and companies are subject to state and federal laws and regulations that regular drivers are not
- Commercial trucks carry heavy and sometimes dangerous loads that can cause serious accidents
- Trucks require rigorous inspections, repairs, and maintenance to avoid malfunctions
- Many parties are involved – the driver, trucking company, cargo loading company, truck manufacturer, parts manufacturer – any of them could be liable for the accident
- Large insurance companies heavily guard trucking companies
Performing an investigation is the first essential step. To prove the driver, trucking company, or parts manufacturers’ negligence, all aspects of the accident must be diligently investigated and researched. Only lawyers who have the experience can successfully navigate the complexities involved in commercial truck accidents—a cheap investigation results in an inferior settlement.
Commercial Truck Accident Attorney
Commercial trucks present a significant danger to Oregon drivers. If a negligent truck driver injured you or a loved one, you have the right to financial compensation.
Our investigators will break down and reconstruct the accident scene. Whether your accident involved faulty mechanical equipment, driver error, or improper loading techniques, we will get to the bottom of what caused your accident. At Miller & Hopp Truck Accident Lawyers, we are committed to maximizing your recovery.
Contact the Oregon Truck Accident Lawyer
If you or a loved one are the victims of a trucking accident, contact the trucking accident lawyers at Miller & Hopp Truck Accident Lawyers. You need access to a skilled legal team and an attorney who will fight to get you the compensation you deserve. With more than 40 years of experience, we have the knowledge and expertise you need to win your trucking accident case.
We will take the time to assess and evaluate your case thoroughly, and there’s no fee unless we get a settlement or judgment for you.