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Oregon Injuries From 18 Wheeler Wrecks Lawyers - Bend/Portland, OR

Of all motor vehicle accidents, 18 wheeler wrecks are more likely to result in serious personal injuries or wrongful death.  This is due to the sheer size and weight of these massive commercial vehicles which results in added momentum and force on impact.  It is a simple fact that large big rigs, logging trucks, tractor trailers, 18 wheelers, and other box trucks are more likely to cause injuries than any other motor vehicle.  These injuries from 18 wheeler wrecks are also more likely to be severe, catastrophic, debilitating, permanent, and even fatal.  If you or a loved one were injured in any motor vehicle accident, especially with a big rig, ask our Oregon injuries from 18 wheeler wrecks lawyers for a free consultation to learn how we can protect your rights to compensation under Oregon law.

This is because Oregon law affords victims of 18 wheeler wrecks with a possible award of “damages.”  In personal injury cases, damages are typically compensatory meaning victims receive money.  While damages could include medical bills, lost wages, lost future earnings, lost time with loved one, and other related expenses or value, damages in 18 wheeler wrecks are usually about pain and suffering.

What is Pain and Suffering?

Under Oregon law in an 18 wheeler wreck case, pain and suffering is the actual agony, discomfort, and damage that is caused to you and your body due to the negligence of a truck driver or trucking company.  Pain and suffering is measured in ways.  The first was is past pain and suffering, which is measured from the time of injury until the time of the settlement or award.  The second is future pain and suffering, which is measured from the time of settlement or award to the end of the victim’s life expectancy.  

Injuries from Oregon 18 Wheeler Wrecks that Cause Pain and Suffering

Any injury from any motor vehicle accident could result in pain and suffering.  Generally, the worse the injury the worse the pain and suffering, which means the more compensation a victim may be entitled to recover.  The following injuries are some of the most severe and devastating injuries which may be caused by Oregon 18 wheeler wrecks that our Bend/Portland, Oregon lawyers could handle for you:

  • Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) – Traumatic brain injuries, also known as closed head injuries or TBIs, are one of the most catastrophic injuries that a victim of an 18 wheeler wreck could sustain.  This is particularly true of severe TBIs, which are typically permanent and extraordinarily debilitating.  Victims of any trucking accident that sustain a traumatic brain injury or TBI may suffer debilitating migraines, total memory loss, cognitive deficiencies, difficulty speaking, loss of one or more of the five senses, loss of motor function (movement), and a whole host of other possible complications.
  • Spinal cord injuries – Any type of spinal cord injury could be debilitating and usually permanent.  The main types of spinal cord injuries result in paraplegia or quadriplegia.  Paraplegia generally affects the lower extremities and can result in some movement impairments or loss of sensation, or a complete and total loss of sensation and movement.  Quadriplegia injuries affect almost the entire body including all four extremities, and complete or total quadriplegia injuries may result in an almost full-body paralysis which prevents movement or sensation.  Any spinal cord injuries resulting in paralysis, even temporary or minor loss of movement or sensation, may have huge pain and suffering components which must be protected by a Bend/Portland, Oregon personal injury lawyer.
  • Amputations The loss of a limb is always a catastrophic, permanent, and debilitating injury.  Whether the amputation is an entire leg or a finger, victims who have been seriously injured in a trucking accident and sustain any amputation may be entitled to compensation for pain and suffering.  Amputations frequently result in learn-term difficulties for victims, including the need for physical therapy, occupational therapy, and even future procedures or medical expenses.  
  • Organ injuries – Due to the sheer force in an Oregon 18 wheeler wreck, internal organs are frequently injured and can be ruptured, damaged, or otherwise permanently damaged.  Victims with injuries from 18 wheeler wrecks may have a permanent loss of use of an organ, such as a decreased lung capacity or loss of function of the kidneys or liver.  

Other common injuries from 18 wheeler wrecks in Oregon include the following:

  • Broken bones;
  • Burns;
  • Significant lacerations and disfiguring lacerations;
  • Neck injuries;
  • Back injuries;
  • Eye injuries, including loss of vision;
  • TMJ or other jaw injuries; and
  • Many other injuries.

Bend/Portland, Oregon Injuries from 18 Wheeler Wrecks Lawyers

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.  

We handle 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. 

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