Understanding Crushing Injuries in an Oregon Trucking Accident, Explained by Our Portland Lawyer
One of the most devastating types of injuries is a crushing injury. Victims who suffer crushing injuries in an Oregon trucking accident are in a life-threatening position. This is because crushing injuries are always triaged high in a hospital emergency room due to their unique nature. Unlike other types of injuries, crushing injuries damage blood vessels which can cause uncontrollable bleeding. This means that a victim with a crushing injury could bleed out if not treated quickly enough.
This is just one of the many scary facts regarding crushing injuries in an Oregon trucking accident. Our Portland lawyer who handles these types of trucking accidents knows how they are commonly caused, usually injuries, and what compensation that victims may be entitled to. There are many issues with trucking accidents making them significantly more complicated than other motor vehicle accidents. Here are some of the common issues:
What are Crushing Injuries?
Just as they sound, crushing injuries are damage done to a person from heavy gravitational force. This is when something falls onto a person. Crushing injuries do not necessarily puncture or cut skin (although they can), but they pulverize tissue. This means that nerves, blood vessels, tendons, ligaments, and even bones can be damaged. Sometimes bones can even be flattened or compressed.
How are Crushing Injuries in an Oregon Trucking Accident Caused?
There are many ways that a crushing injury could be caused in an 18 wheeler wreck. Some of the most common ways include the following:
- Unsecured cargo
- Overturned vehicle
- Flipped vehicle
- Tandem trailer accident
- Taking a turn too fast
- Improper lane change
- Unsafe merger onto highway
- Rear end accident
- Head on accident
- Undercarriage accident, and
- Any other type of serious accident due to the negligence of another.
Damages from Crushing Injuries, Shared by our Portland Lawyer
There are a lot of damages which could result from a victim suffering a crushing injury after a trucking accident in Portland, Bend, Deschutes County, or anywhere else in Oregon. Many of these damages are the relief that a Portland lawyer could recover for a victim and his or her family. These damages are meant to compensate a victim of a lawsuit. Some of the most common forms of damages include the following:
- Past pain and suffering from the date of the accident until the date of settlement or court award/jury award/arbitration award
- Present pain and suffering from the date of settlement or award for the rest of the victim’s life expectancy
- Medical bills, both past proven and reasonably necessary future expenses—including medications
- Lost wages
- Lost future earnings if a victim is not able to work in the same line of work anymore and most take a lower salary
- Loss of consortium with a spouse, but also loss of society, relationship, protection, guidance, and other normal affection between a victim and members of his or her close family such as children, parents, and siblings; and
- Many other damages.
Crushing Injuries Are Serious, Ask Our Portland Lawyer for Serious Help With Your Case
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.