Dangers of a Roll Over Trucking Accident in Oregon

Understanding the Dangers of a Roll Over Trucking Accident in Oregon from our Portland Lawyer

One of the most dangerous types of trucking accidents in Oregon is a roll over trucking accident.  This is when the truck itself rolls over on top of itself or continues to barrel roll until gravity stops is.  The roll over could be caused by the cabin (where the driver sits) or the trailer (where the cargo is).  Sometimes but not every time it is both the cabin and the trailer which roll over.  In either event, a roll over trucking accident in Oregon is very dangerous because it means that a truck driver has lost control of the vehicle.  This could mean that people will be recklessly, carelessly, or negligently injured.  Our Portland lawyer explains these serious types of dangerous roll over trucking accidents.

How are Roll Over Trucking Accidents Caused?

A roll over trucking accident is usually caused by the negligent conduct of a truck driver or trucking company.  There are several different ways how a trucking accident could be caused in Oregon.  Most of them relate to deficiencies with mechanical errors or vehicle and traffic violations.  Some of the most common ways that trucking roll over accidents could occur include the following:
  • Taking a turn too fast
  • Speeding
  • Wheel mistakes and errors
  • Damage to the steering column 
  • Improper stacking of equipment
  • Improper loading of cargo
  • Unsecured cargo
  • Failure to yield 
  • Last minute swerves 
  • Drunk driving or drugged driving
  • Distracted driving
  • Falling asleep at the wheel
  • Truck driver inexperience, and
  • Many other common causes.

Dangers and Injuries in Cases Due to a Roll Over Trucking Accident In Oregon

A victim that is involved in a Portland roll over trucking accident in Oregon could be seriously injured or wrongfully killed if a large commercial truck such as a big rig rolls over and onto their vehicle.  These injuries can be catastrophic and absolutely devastating.  Some of the most common injuries include the following:
  • Crushing injuries which require immediate care and treatment and must be triaged high
  • Traumatic brain injuries or TBIs
  • Spinal cord injuries including paralysis such as paraplegia or quadriplegia 
  • Broken bones
  • Amputations
  • Organ injuries 
  • Nerve damage
  • Burn injuries
  • Chemical burns
  • Significant disfigurement, and
  • Many other common types of serious personal injuries.

Victims Who Have Been Catastrophically Injured Need Our Help

Roll over trucking accidents are very dangerous types of trucking accidents.  However, they do not occur too often.  This is because they only occur when a truck driver or trucking company was negligent.  Therefore, unless there was a significant gust or wind or weather condition, it is very likely that a roll over trucking accident in Oregon will result in liability.  Of course, truck drivers and trucking companies will do everything they can to blame uncontrollable factors include the weather. But liability is only half to the battle.  Once liability is determine, a victim needs to prove damages.  This includes using medical experts and witnesses to establish damages in order to win a case.  This allows a victim to collect compensation for pain and suffering, lost wages, lost future earnings, medical bills, property damage, and other damages caused by the reckless mistakes of a party.

Call our 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. 
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