How Can Truckers Combat Fatigue?

Truck drivers have a big responsibility. They operate large vehicles that can weigh as much as 80,000 pounds when fully loaded, and they have a duty to drive safely. When a truck driver is fatigued, they are much more likely to be involved in a serious  truck accident. If you are a long-haul trucker or… read more

Understanding Flat Bed Truck Accidents and the Negligence That Causes Them

Accidents involving large flatbed trucks are much more devastating than regular passenger vehicle crashes. However, these crashes happen all the time in the United States and in Oregon. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) tells us that there were approximately 148,000 people injured and 4,761 people were killed in large truck crashes during the… read more

What is a Jack Knife Truck Accident?

Large commercial truck accidents cause some of the most severe traffic crash injuries. Accidents involving commercial trucks affect thousands of people across the US each year. In Oregon, there were nearly 3,000 truck crashes during the latest reporting year, according to the state Department of Transportation. Out of those accidents, over 1,550 people were injured… read more

What Are Some of the Most Common Safety Violations That Result in Commercial Truck Accidents?

Truck accidents are not as common as car accidents, but they can pose greater danger to a car’s driver than a typical accident. Injured drivers involved in truck accidents can sustain severe injury because commercial trucks are much bigger and heavier than passenger vehicles. These differences result in dangerous collisions that could prove to be… read more

What Are “No-Zones”?

“No-zones” refer to the blind spots that truck drivers experience while driving. Although most trucks possess a mirror system to enhance environmental visibility, these mirrors do not fill in all of the blind spots created by such large vehicles. Generally, blind spots exist within 20 feet of the front of the truck, and 200 feet… read more

Family of Cyclist Killed in Garbage Truck Accident Files $10 Million Lawsuit

The family of the cyclist killed in a collision with a garbage truck filed a $10 million dollar lawsuit against the driver’s company. 41-year-old Tamar Monhait was riding north on Water Avenue, just north of the Hawthorne Bridge, when the garbage truck made a left turn into her path. The lawsuit, filed on behalf of… read more

Jury Awards Paulson Coletti Clients $13.9 Million After Garbage Truck Severed Leg

A Multnomah County jury awarded $13.5 million to a man who lost his leg after being struck by a garbage truck and $400,000 to the man’s wife for loss of consortium. 57-year-old Scott Busch was crossing the street when a garbage truck making an illegal right turn struck him. Busch was crossing in the crosswalk… read more

Analyzing Factors in Truck Accident Claims

100 People Pileup | Oregon Auto Accident Lawyer

A pileup involving more than 20 vehicles, many of them big rigs, Saturday on Interstate 84 left at least a dozen people injured. The crash happened just before five in the morning, according to state transportation officials. Although roughly 100 people were involved in the pileup, everyone made it out alive and only about a… read more