Truck Accidents can be among the most serious and deadly types of personal injury cases. Trucking companies provide services that come with high risk of causing or being involved in an accident. Trucking companies also go to great lengths to avoid liability. There are many legal obstacles when trying to prove the driver, or the equipment, is at fault for having caused an accident. Handling these cases requires a thorough understanding of commercial vehicle regulations on both the federal and state level. The Law Office of Jon Friedman has over 28 years of experience in dealing with insurance companies involving truck accident injuries. We provide a comfortable, family environment and take the time to educate our clients on their legal options. Our goal is to make sure your claim progresses as efficiently as possible so you can focus on recovering.
The work of a truck accident lawyer in Portland can be highly complex and intricate. It is important to find a lawyer that is experienced and dedicated, yet compassionate to your sensitive situation. The Law Office of Jon Friedman will handle all aspects of your case from beginning to end. Rest assured that we will seek and take advantage of all the relevant evidence to realize a fair and comprehensive recovery.
What to Expect With Your Portland Truck Accident lawyer
The cause or responsibility of a truck accident can range from the fault of the driver of the truck, the owner of the truck, the vehicle or equipment manufacturer, or even the distributor (in cases involving improper loading). There are many factors to consider. The trucking, hauling and leasing companies often have their own intramural fight between them over who is at fault and which insurance carrier will be responsible for compensating the victim. For example, the truck company might claim that the accident was caused by faulty equipment, such as brakes. Then the brake manufacturer may place the blame on someone else like the leasing company claiming that there was insufficient upkeep. Under current federal law, any company owning a trucking permit is responsible for all accidents involving a truck that has its name displayed on the vehicle.
The Law Office of Jon Friedman offers personal attention and the experience in truck cases to assist you from the first meeting through the end of your claim. We make sure that you know where you stand from the filing of the case and throughout the entire process. We can help recover losses brought on by your injuries including: medical bills, wage loss, pain and suffering and interference with your ability to lead your normal daily living activities.
When we are hired to assist you with a truck accident case, we instruct the insurance companies to direct any and all dialogue to us. In appropriate cases, we hire a private investigator to help put the pieces together for a complete understanding of your case. The analysis we develop during our investigation can help speed the process to a fair settlement of your claim. In some cases without the need of filing a lawsuit.
Helping You Recover From Your Truck Accident in Portland
The Law Office of Jon Friedman offers free initial consultations to discuss the details of your truck accident claim. We offer personal attention to each case and have the experience to get you a fast and fair settlement. We have built a solid reputation in the state of Oregon helping thousands of clients gain fair resolutions for their truck accident claims.
If you or a loved one have been injured in a truck accident due to the carelessness of someone else, contact us for a free, no obligation meeting.