Catastrophic Injuries Requiring Surgery After a Trucking Accident in Portland, Oregon
Large commercial trucks usually cause significant and catastrophic personal injuries, including the ultimate personal injury which is wrongful death. Victims who are seriously injured after an 18 wheeler wreck may need emergency medical care and treatment. Surgery after a trucking accident in Portland is a common occur, especially on fast-moving highways, thruways, and interstates such as I-5, I-80N, and I-84. This is because of the explosive nature of these types of truck collisions. Victims who need surgery after a trucking accident in Portland, Oregon may be entitled to compensation under the law.
This compensation includes money for the following:
- Pain and suffering, including past pain and suffering and future pain and suffering
- Lost wages due to the accident, injury/disability, or medical appointments
- Medication costs and surgery costs
- Medical bills, including ED, ambulance, specialist bills, and other expenses
- Lost future earnings due to being unable to work at the same job
- Property damage
- Loss of consortium and relationships with loved ones
- Mobility equipment including wheelchairs, canes, and other devices, and
- Other damages related to the crash.
Common Surgeries After a Trucking Accident in Portland
Victims and their families may be entitled to the above types of compensation after a trucking accident in Oregon. One of the most significant types of damages is usually pain and suffering. The value of pain and suffering depends on the amount of damage and agony caused. Surgery always increased that amount. The common types of surgery which result in significant pain and suffering include the following:
- Open reduction of a fracture, meaning using surgery to repair a fractured bone including using painful hardware with rods, pins, screws, plates, and other devices
- Spinal fusions, including removing part of a disc, vertebra, and adding screws, rods, and spacers
- Orbital blowout fractures – when the face fractures at the cheekbone and the eye descends into the socket which causes serious personal injury requiring reconstruction, plates, pins, and other devices to re-establish the eye
- Foreign debris – sometimes penetrating injuries could result in the need to remove foreign debris such as twists steel or other objects during the force of an impact
- Amputation surgeries to remove a limb that has been irreparably harmed
- Skull and brain injuries, including to repair a brain bleed or reduce pressure on the brain by performing a craniotomy
- Brachial plexus and other nerve repair surgeries
- Torn rotator cuff surgeries
- Repairs of the meniscus in the knee, or other ligaments like the ACL, MCL, LCL, PCL
- Repair of organ damage, and
- Other serious surgeries due to a trucking accident in Portland, Oregon.
Injured in a Trucking Accident? We Can Help You if You Had A Serious Surgery or Multiple Surgeries Due to the Negligence of a Truck Driver or Trucking Company
Victims who suffered any type of personal injuries resulting in a surgery should ask our law firm for help. We do not accept money upfront and take cases on a contingency fee agreement which means that we only get paid after you get paid in a settlement or court recovery.
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.