Understanding Burn Injuries From Oregon Trucking Accidents: Catastrophic Injuries Explained by our Oregon Trucking Accident Lawyers
Burns are very painful. Just ask anyone, burning your finger on a hot stove, getting a sunburn, or burning the top of your mouth on hot coffee is incredibly painful. This is why burn injuries from Oregon trucking accidents could cause significant pain and suffering. Burn injuries can also be catastrophic injuries. Severe burn injuries can be life-threatening and require immediate and extensive surgical reconstruction and treatment. Sometimes there are multiple different types of surgeries that are required. While any type of auto accident could result in serious personal injuries or the wrongful death of a person, including from burn injuries, Oregon trucking accidents are more likely to result in serious burn injuries and explosions.
Why Burn Injuries from Oregon Trucking Accidents are Common
Large commercial trucks like 18 wheelers, tractor trailers, big rigs, tankers, logging trucks, and other box trucks are likely to result in serious personal injuries or wrongful death. This is because of the vehicles large size and heavy weight. Due to these factors, large commercial vehicles involved in a big rig crash involve significant force due to the large amount of momentum generated. Because of this, commercial trucking accidents are more likely to cause fires and explosions.
In addition to the amount of force which would cause a fire or explosion, large commercial trucks also have payloads which can also be flammable or vulnerable to fires or explosions. This is particularly true with tanker trucks that may be hauling flammable and explosive cargo such as gasoline or chemicals.
Personal Injuries from Burns
Oregon trucking accidents can cause serious burn injuries which could result in incredibly painful injuries. There could be many prolonged surgeries and medical treatment also needed to combat the serious personal injuries due to burns and explosions. Some of the most common injuries due to burns from fires and explosions in 18 wheeler wrecks include the following:
- Nerve damage;
- Significant disfigurement;
- Loss of eyesight and vision;
- Hearing loss injuries and damage;
- Loss of sensation;
- Organ injuries; and
- Other personal injuries.
Damages from Oregon Trucking Accidents Causing Burns
Under Oregon law, “damages” are the relief that a litigant may receive in a lawsuit. While there are many different types of damages in Oregon cases, with personal injury cases the damages are compensatory in nature. This means that victims of Oregon trucking accidents could receive money for a big rig crash that causes them serious personal injuries.
Some of the most common types of damages that a victim could receive from a trucking accident include the following:
- Pain and suffering, which can be very serious with burn injuries which are some of the most painful types of injuries that could cause excruciating pain for months or years;
- Lost wages from not being able to go to work due to the accident;
- Future lost earnings due to not being able to work in the same occupation after the collision;
- Medical bills and medical expenses;
- Property damage;
- Loss of consortium and loss of affection from not being with loved ones due to injuries;
- Future medical expenses and care needed to help treat the injuries and damage, including future skin grafts; and
- Many other common causes.
Victims of Oregon Trucking Accidents Who Have Suffered Burn Injuries Need to Ask Our Oregon Trucking Accident Lawyers For Help
If you or a loved one have been seriously injured or killed as a result of a trucking accident or collision contact the Oregon Truck Accident Lawyers at Kuhlman Law at our number below or fill out the intake form. We offer a free initial case evaluation and handle cases on a contingency fee which means that you pay no money unless we recover.
Our law firm handles cases throughout the state including Bend and Portland Oregon, Redmond, Central Oregon, Sisters, Madras, Multnomah County, Deschutes County, Salem, Eugene, Corvallis, Lane County, Medford, Gresham, La Grande, Albany, Medford, Beaverton, Umatilla, Pendleton, Cottage Grove, Florence, Oregon City, Springfield, Keizer, Grants Pass, McMinnville, Tualatin, West Linn, Forest Grove, Wilsonville, Newberg, Roseburg, Lake Oswego, Klamath Falls, Happy Valley, Tigard, Ashland, Milwakie, Coos Bay, The Dalles, St. Helens, Sherwood, Central Point, Canby, Troutdale, Hermiston, Silverton, Hood River, Newport, Prineville, Astoria, Tillamook, Lincoln City, Hillsboro, and Vancouver, Washington.
We also have an office in Minneapolis, Minnesota and take Trucking accident cases throughout the Twin Cities, including St. Paul, Hennepin County, Ramsey County, Dakota County, Washington County, Anoka County, Scott County, Blaine, Stillwater, and Saint Paul Minnesota.
Please act quickly, there is a limited time (Statute of Limitations) in which you can bring a claim under the law.