Oregon Trucking Accidents Causing Spinal Cord Injury Complications: Learn About What You May be Entitled to From our Oregon Trucking Accident Lawyers
One of the most debilitating types of personal injuries from an Oregon auto accident is a spinal cord injury, or SCI. Although the spinal cord itself is soft and vulnerable to injury, it is protected by very strong and hard vertebrae bone. While it is difficult to damage, the spinal column is not impenetrable. This is particularly true in Oregon trucking accidents with large 18 wheeler, logging trucks, tractor trailers, and other big box trucks. These commercial vehicles are heavier and strong which means the generate more force in an impact. This makes big rig crashes more likely to cause spinal cord injury complications than other motor vehicles. Learn more about the most common spinal cord injury complications and how you may be entitled to compensation from our Oregon trucking accident lawyers.
Liability for Spinal Cord Injuries
The first step to recovering compensation for your personal injuries after an Oregon trucking accident is to establish liability. This means proving who is at fault for the crash. Under Oregon law, all motorists must use reasonable care in the use and operation of their motor vehicle. All motorists must also follow Oregon vehicle and traffic law. This especially includes truck drivers who must also comply with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) regulations. A motorist who fails to drive reasonably, follow all Oregon vehicle and traffic laws, and comply with the FMCSA regulations (if a truck driver), could be at fault for a motor vehicle crash.
Common Spinal Cord Injury Complications
Once liability is established, a victim of an Oregon trucking accident needs to prove his or her damages. Damages are the injuries caused by a motor vehicle accident like an 18 wheeler wreck. Complications from a spinal cord injury are very common types of damages. Some of the most common spinal cord injury complications that a victim may be entitled to include the following:
- Loss of sensation in affected extremities;
- Inability to move, walk, or control the affected limb(s);
- Loss of bladder control;
- Loss of bowel control;
- Difficultly with circulatory control and difficulty controlling blood pressure;
- Disfunction of respiratory system;
- Muscle control issues, including problems with maintain muscle mass due to inability to move or control the body;
- Pain, including phantom pain that is not there due to the loss of a limb or complete spinal cord injury;
- Reproduction problems due to spinal cord injuries;
- Depression, anxiety, and other emotional or cognitive injuries;
- Hypersensitivity in area of body after injury; and
- Many other common spinal cord injury complications.
Ask our Oregon Trucking Accident Lawyers for Help with Your Spinal Cord Injuries
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, Multnomah County, Deschutes County, Salem, Eugene, Corvallis, Lane County, Medford, Gresham, Albany, Medford, Beaverton, Umatilla, Pendleton, and Hillsboro.
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.