Eugene Truck Accident Lawyer

At Paulson Coletti Trial Attorneys PC, we recognize the catastrophic nature of most truck accidents. The combination of a commercial truck’s size, weight and unique build makes them deadly in collisions with smaller passenger cars. In 2017, 2,833 crashes in Oregon involved medium to large trucks. Many of these accidents caused life-changing injuries and victim deaths. If you have been in a truck accident in Eugene recently, our personal injury lawyers may be able to help you recover compensation from the at-fault party. Call (503) 226-6361 today to schedule a free initial consultation with our attorneys.

Why Do Clients Trust Us?

How Can a Lawyer Help You?

It may seem easier to skip hiring a lawyer and tackle the insurance claim process yourself. You may not realize, however, how significantly this could put you at risk. Going up against a powerful truck company alone could lead to accepting a lowball settlement offer – or taking away no compensation at all. This could force you to pay out of pocket for a truck accident you might not have caused. Hiring a lawyer, on the other hand, gives you the power to fight back. Your lawyer can fight for an accurate portrayal of what your injuries are worth during insurance settlement negotiations or a truck accident lawsuit. Regardless of whether you are filing a car accident claim or a claim after a drunk driving crash, you do not have to file your injury or wrongful death claim alone.

Common Causes Truck Accidents in Eugene, OR

Crash statistics in the State of Oregon show that driver errors are the main cause of harmful vehicle collisions. Top errors include failing to brake on time, failing to yield the right-of-way and driving too fast for conditions. A truck driver could commit these acts of negligence and many others, such as driving fatigued, drunk or distracted. It takes extra care to operate a big rig. Commercial trucks use unique braking systems and require special licenses to operate. If a truck driver makes even a small mistake, it could culminate in a deadly traffic accident.

Other common causes of Eugene trucking accidents have to do with the trucks themselves. Negligent maintenance or a lack of vehicle inspections could cause a large truck to experience a malfunction or breakdown such as a tire blowout or brake failure. While in transit, these issues could cause the driver to lose control and crash the truck. Accidents connected to the truck or its driver often trace back to the liability of the trucking company.

Is Compensation Available?

A truck company in Oregon will be vicariously liable for accidents related to its trucks and drivers, even if it does not own the truck and its drivers are independent contractors. A trucking company may owe you compensation if you or your lawyer can prove that it or one of its employees caused your accident. Proving fault often comes down to establishing a breach of the duty of care and a connection to your collision. If your lawyer is successful, you could receive compensation for your medical care, past and future lost income, pain and suffering, vehicle repairs, and more.

Contact a Eugene Truck Accident Lawyer

If a truck accident recently injured you or cost a loved one his or her life, please contact Paulson Coletti Trial Attorneys PC for a free initial consultation. Our attorneys may be able to help you obtain maximum compensation from the correct defendant. Call (503) 226-6361 today.