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Oregon Semi-Truck Accident Lawyers

In Oregon, truck crashes make up a large percentage of wrongful death cases. Particularly, the highways around Portland, Salem, Eugene, Medford and Bend are ripe for disaster, especially in the winter. The reason is simple: physics. The results of a car accident involving a commercial rig are largely dependent on force, the interplay between the large mass of the vehicles and the acceleration and momentum of the vehicles. The bigger the size difference between the vehicles, the more damage that will result to the small vehicle. The cause of the accident is also largely dependent on friction’s interplay with speed, particularly in the winter.

The damage to the person inside the vehicle is largely depending on physics as well, as set forth in Newton’s First Law. A person in motion stays in motion until acted upon by an outside force. When that outside force is large and steel, serious injuries can occur.

It is the physics behind the vehicles in the collission and the physics behind the biomechanics of a injury that make truck accident cases in Oregon so difficult for most lawyers. This is where a working relationship with accident reconstructionists, mechanical engineers, and accident biomechanics comes into play. You must vet your Portland or Eugene lawyers on their knowledge of and experience with accident reconstruction and the physics relating to it. If they cannot speak to you about it in terms that you understand, how can they communicate that to a jury?

Hire a truck accident personal injury attorney as soon as possible. It rains in Oregon, so evidence washes away. Also, time causes the markings to fade. Timing is crucial.

For more information about how to handle an Oregon truck wreck in Portland, Eugene, or elsewhere in the state, call the Arnold Law Firm at 541-338-9111. You can also fill out the email form to the left or live chat to the right.

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    PERSONAL INJURY

    Product Liability – Zooma Scooter

    Lawsuit against stand-up gas-powered scooter after handle bar welding failed, causing crash with elbow fracture. Plaintiff received a poor offer and then a dismal arbitration award. Plaintiff appealed to a jury trial. Jury trial result 25 times the arbitration award. Sometimes it takes a jury to sort out a case.

    Product Liability/Wrongful Death – G-Max Motorcycle Helmet

    Husband and wife were on their motorcycle when negligent driver pulled out in front of them. Wife’s helmet strap webbing failed and her helmet came off. She died of head trauma. Six figure settlement with G-Max distributor.

    Nursing Home Death

    Complex litigation involving a for-profit nursing home where a CNA who failed to give anti-seizure medication to Vietnam War veteran several times. He died from seizure. Status: confidential settlement.

    Wrongful Death – Drunk Driver Kills Teenage Girl

    After a party in the hills, a drunk driver rolls his car off of an embankment, seriously injuring his passengers and killing our client’s teenage daughter. The car’s severely intoxicated owner and surviving passengers claim the decedent was driving. Our investigation uncovered a possible conspiracy between the kids to blame the girl who couldn’t speak for herself. The DA’s Office convicted the car owner for Furnishing Alcohol to a Minor but refused to have the blood in the car analyzed for DNA to establish who was driving. Arnold Law was able to seize the blood evidence, had DNA tests performed, and hired a passenger kinesiologist to determine the locations of the occupants based on blood location. The discovery of the car owner’s blood on the steering column led to a negotiated settlement between the injured occupants and the owner’s insurance company.