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Truck Accident Lawyers in Bend, OR
Experienced Representation in Deschutes County, OR
The most dangerous vehicles on the roads are semi-trucks. These vehicles weigh upwards of 80,000 pounds with lengths of 72 feet. When colliding with smaller vehicles, they pose a deadly threat. Those who are injured or killed the most in truck accidents are the occupants of smaller vehicles. These injuries can range from broken bones to lost limbs, traumatic brain injuries, and spinal cord damage. Every year in Oregon, more than 2,000 truck accidents occur that almost inevitably result in either death or serious bodily injury to individuals other than the trucker.
At Miller & Hopp, we’ve represented many trucking accident victims. If you’ve been injured in a truck accident in Oregon, we understand the financial devastation this misfortune has brought to you and your family. Unlike most car accident victims, trucking accidents almost invariably cause the victim excruciating pain, disfigurement, and, in many cases, our clients can never return to work. We don’t charge you unless we secure money for your claim. Our attorneys often keep medical bills from going into arrears and negotiate with the insurance company so you don’t have to deal with their stressful and shady tactics.
Miller & Hopp puts experience and dedication into your case regardless of its complexity. We take your needs seriously and provide genuine client care that makes a significant difference in the outcome of your case. If you are facing a legal issue, let us use our combined 50 years of practice to help you reach an optimum solution.
Oregon Truck Accident Lawsuits
Truck accidents differ from car accident cases or other personal injury claims. For one thing, these lawsuits are governed by a multitude of complex state and federal laws. Trucking industry practices, the science of handling a massive vehicle on the roadway, and trucking experts are all involved in these types of lawsuits.
A large semi-truck requires a different skillset for safe driving. A person with a regular driving license cannot legally drive a commercial truck; you need to have specialized training and knowledge to get behind the wheel of these vehicles. Truck drivers must be aware of the road conditions and the way their truck and the load they’re carrying will react to the highway. They also must contend with blind spots, a longer time needed to stop, and the need for more skilled negotiation of turns. Truckers should be especially mindful of other truckers, cars, motorcycles, pedestrians, and bicyclists. Careless driving as a trucker can be fatal to other people on the road.
Because of the complex nature of trucking cases, insurance companies want to settle as cheaply and as quickly as possible. They are thrilled when a trucking accident victim who does not know industry practices and regulations in trucking contacts them for a settlement agreement. This allows them to bulldoze accident victims with shady negotiating tactics and fear-mongering.
An experienced truck accident lawyer knows how to aggressively negotiate with insurance companies to get you a just and fair settlement for your medical expenses, lost income, property damage, pain, and suffering. We won’t let them “lose” crucial pieces of evidence in your case or try to cover up the fact that the trucking company played hard and fast with the rules. We offer quick, personalized attention in investigating and preparing your claim and we won’t charge a dime unless we win your case.
Contact the law offices of Miller & Hopp today to schedule your free injury consultation with a Bend trucking accident attorney.
At Miller & Hopp, we represent clients in many types of negligence-based accidents that result in injuries and damages. Under Oregon law, you have legal rights in seeking compensation for what you have endured, from past and predicted future medical expenses to pain and suffering, emotional anguish, income loss, and more.
With 50 years of combined experience, the lawyers at Miller & Hopp Attorneys at Law have the skills and knowledge to confront legal issues in any area related to your case.
Miller & Hopp Attorneys at Law encompasses an extensive range of practice areas. We do not limit our practice or focus to one particular area of law. Our firm can use different strategies that will be most beneficial to the specifics of your case.
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