Drug & Alcohol Abuse by Truck Drivers

Just thinking about a commercial truck driver being impaired by alcohol or drugs and operating these vehicles is scary. Commercial trucks can weigh upwards of 80,000 pounds when fully loaded, which basically puts the driver behind the wheel of a massive weapon that can cause significant injuries and property damage. Drug and alcohol impairment significantly… read more

Can You File an Injury Claim for a PGE Truck Crash?

Portland General Electric (PGE) vehicles are a common sight in and around Portland and the surrounding areas. These utility vehicles are incredibly important when it comes to maintaining the electrical system so we can live comfortably. However, accidents involving PGE vehicles can lead to significant injuries and extensive property damage. Here, we want to discuss… read more

The Dangers Of Semi-Truck Driver Fatigue

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) places strict requirements on drivers of commercial vehicles, including semi-trucks that travel from state to state. Additionally, every state places restrictions on truck drivers as well, and they typically mirror the hours of service required at the federal level. These regulations are put into place to help prevent… read more

I Was Injured by a UPS Truck

The United Parcel Service is one of the most well-known delivery companies in the world, and their brown trucks are a common site around all major cities across the country. However, what happens if you are involved in an accident and sustained an injury in an incident with a UPS truck? Who will pay the… read more

Truck Accidents Caused by Lack of Maintenance

Every trucking carrier must regularly inspect and maintain each vehicle in their fleet. This applies to companies that have hundreds of semi-trucks as well as individual independent owner-operators who may only have one or two trucks. Safety is of the utmost importance with these vehicles due to the sheer severity of any potential accident that… read more

Who is Liable if I Was Injured by a Semi-Truck Tire Blowout?

Tires wear down over time. This is particularly true for tires on large commercial trucks. If truck drivers and truck companies are not vigilant in their inspection and maintenance, truck tire blowouts can lead to significant accidents and injuries. Here, we want to discuss who could be held liable if someone is injured in a… read more

Truck accidents caused by unsecured cargo

We have all seen larger trucks hauling around cargo and thought, “I wonder how secure that is?” The reality is that commercial truck drivers and trucking companies are responsible for securing any cargo on board their vehicles. Unsecured cargo can lead to accidents in a wide variety of ways. Not only can it fly off… read more

What Is A Truck Driver’s Logbook And How It Can Help Your Case?

Anytime an accident occurs involving a larger commercial truck, it is vital to prove liability. Any person harmed due to the careless or negligent actions of a truck driver should be able to recover compensation for their losses. One of the most important pieces of evidence that could be used to prove liability in a… read more

What is the Truck’s Black Box and How Can It Be Used as Evidence?

Accidents involving large commercial trucks in the state of Oregon often result in significant injuries and major property damage. In the aftermath of these incidents, it is crucial that victims are able to recover compensation for their losses. Recovering compensation in these circumstances involves gathering various types of evidence, including the truck’s “black box.” What… read more

Truck Blind Spots: Who Is Liable For An Accident?

Accidents involving large commercial trucks occur in a wide variety of ways throughout the state of Oregon. Often, these incidents occur when a vehicle is inside of large truck’s blind spot. When an accident occurs as a result of a vehicle inside a truck’s blind spot, it is crucial to determine who caused the incident…. read more