A trucking accident occurs when big rigs collide with other vehicles, bicyclists, or pedestrians. Trucks weighing some 80,000 pounds, pulling two or three trailers behind them, traveling at high speeds can be deadly to drivers, their passengers, and other innocent people on the road.
Around 500,000 trucking accidents occur every year in the United States. Of these, approximately 5,000 result in fatalities. In fact, one out of every eight traffic fatalities involve a truck collision. Most injuries and deaths occur to passengers in cars involved in truck-car collisions.
Hundreds of Oregon truck injury and fatal accidents that happen each year are the fault of the truck driver. Some trucking companies have multiple drivers involved in multiple serious accidents annually.
Contacting Tim Jones PC soon after the accident has occurred is in your best interest. Overview of the investigation, and preservation of important documents could be crucial to your case. Experienced truck accident attorneys know federal and state laws, and Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations.
Before you sign anything presented to you by insurance companies, contact an Oregon firm known and respected for personal injury representation. If Tim Jones accepts your case, there is a No Recovery/No Fee policy in truck accident cases.