Eugene Truck Accident Attorney
Richard Potter, Personal Injury Attorney, understands the pain and financial pressure inflicted after having been involved in an eighteen-wheeler injury accident.
Trucks often weigh 20-30 times as much as a passenger car, and the chances of these truck accidents resulting in fatalities significantly increases.
Semi-truck accidents can be caused by many things including overweight trucks, driver fatigue, substance abuse, inexperienced drivers, negligent drivers, unreasonable route deadlines, lack of vehicle maintenance and poorly managed roads.
Truck Accident Stats
Large truck crashes were at an all time high in 1979. Since then major regulatory changes have been introduced to the trucking industry including technical aspects of driver training, requirements for accident documentation, infraction reporting, oversight of hours worked, and screening of employees to increase safety. Still, thousands of men, women, and children in the United States die in large truck crashes annually. Of these deaths, the highest percentage comes from occupants of cars and other passenger vehicles. Next are truck occupants, and last; pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorcyclists.
Finding the Right Truck Accident Lawyer
It is important to have a litigation attorney who understands the complex nature of commercial trucking industries’ codes and regulation, a familiarity of the industry historically dodging litigation by destroying evidence, experience settling cases specifically around commercial trucking, and is intimately familiar with the tractor-trailer industries and their practices. With large trucking companies often having access to larger financial resources and their own experienced legal representation with expertise in the field, it is suggested that a victim injured in a crash with a semi-truck or large truck or commercial vehicle should obtain immediate legal advice. The staff at the Law Office Of Richard Potter has the ability to aggressively and compassionately litigate your truck accident claim. We can be reached at (541) 868-1646 for a FREE consultation!