Portland Trucking Accident Lawyers Explain Causes, Liability, and Damages When Victims are Hurt in a Head On Collision With a Truck in Oregon
A head on collision is one of the most powerful and devastating types of motor vehicle accidents. It does not matter if it is a bicycle accident or an 18 wheeler, any time two people are going in opposite directions there will be a significant impact. This is because there are two opposing forces going in opposite directions. This magnifies the force on impact. Fortunately, most head on impacts with a truck in Oregon can be avoided. But unfortunately, far too many truck drivers or trucking companies fail at protecting others on the roadways. When this happens, victims hurt in a head on collision with a truck in Oregon may be entitled to compensation for their pain and suffering.
Here at Kuhlman Law, we understand how dangerous and devastating a head on collision can be. Victims who suffer serious injuries from a head on collision may be entitled to compensation for their pain and suffering, lost wages, lost future earnings, medical bills, loss of consortium, and other damages as a result of the trucking accident in Oregon. There are many possible causes, issues with liability, and damages that our lawyer can address by helping you with you case.
Common Causes of Head On Collisions
Our Portland trucking accident lawyer understands that truck driving can be a difficult and tedious job. But this does not give truckers a licensed to operate a vehicle recklessly or carelessly. Unfortunately, far too many truckers do. Some of the most common causes of head on collisions in Oregon include the following:
- Distracted driving
- Drunk driving
- Losing control
- Crossing the centerline
- Improper left turn
- Unsafe U-turn
- Taking a turn too hard
- Fatigued driving
- Drugged driving
- Hours of service violations
- Falling asleep at the wheel, and
- Many other common causes.
Liability for Head on Collisions in Oregon
When a truck driver causes a head on collision in Oregon, it is likely that the vehicle crossing a centerline is at fault. This is a common cause of head on collisions. But there are many other common violations which can result in liability against a trucking company or the truck driver. This includes some of the following:
- Violating Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) regulations for Hours of Service (preventing fatigued driving)
- Speeding and violation Oregon state law
- Texting while driving and violation Oregon state law, common law, and FMCSA regulations
- Drunk driving violation Oregon state law, common law, and FMCSA
- Improper U-turn violation Oregon state law
- Falling asleep at the wheel violating Oregon state law, common law and FMCSA regulations
- Driving too fast in inclement weather violation Oregon state law, common law, and FMCSA regulations
- Driving with a CDL violating FMCSA regulations, and
- Many other common issues of liability.
Damages from Head On Collisions
When a truck driver causes a head on collision, it could result in serious personal injuries or the wrongful death of an innocent person. There are many potential types of damages for head on collisions. These range from catastrophic injuries such as traumatic brain injuries and spinal cord injuries, to more minor but still troubling injuries such as broken bones, back injuries, or scarring. Any victim who has suffered serious persona injuries as a result of an Oregon trucking accident should contact our experienced trucking accident lawyers to learn what compensation they may be entitled to for their damages.
Call Our Law Firm for Help with Your Trucking Accident Case: Head on Trucking Accident Lawyers in Oregon
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.