Truck Accident FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

Our Portland accident attorneys have answered some common questions from their clients who have recently been in an accident with an oversized or commercial truck. If you have any further questions or want a free case evaluation, please give our Portland car accident attorneys a call at 503-919-1315 for a free and confidential phone consultation! For more information about accidents with large or commercial trucks, visit our Truck or Motorcycle Accident Claims page.

I was recently injured in a Portland commercial truck accident, and the other driver was at fault. What can I expect for compensation?

personal-injury-lawyer-portland-truck-accidentThe value of your Portland personal injury claim for an accident with a commercial truck is based on the injuries you have sustained in the accident and how they are going to affect your life moving forward. There are five factors that will determine the value of your Portland, OR personal injury claim:

  • Past medical bills
  • Future medical bills
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of earning capacity
  • Pain and suffering

If I was partially at fault for an accident with a truck in Portland, Oregon, can I still win my personal injury claim?

In the state of Oregon, if another party’s negligence caused the accident that led to your injuries, you may be entitled to compensation, even if the accident was partially your fault. However, the other party’s must be more than 50% responsible for the accident. You can also expect the compensation amount to be decreased by the percentage for which you are responsible for the accident with the truck. If you have more questions about whether or not you have a case, feel free to call us a 503-919-1315 for a free, no-pressure consultation.

How long do truck accident personal injury claims usually take to resolve? When can I expect my compensation?

personal-injur-attorney-portland-truckWhen our Portland personal injury attorneys handle client cases, we seek two things: to maximize our clients’ compensation and to do so quickly so that our clients can focus on getting better and moving on from their injuries. Our personal injury lawyers in Portland settle the majority of our clients’ cases in a matter of months without having to resort to trial. However, if we have to win in the courtroom to get you the compensation you deserve, we are more than willing to do so. We have the results to prove it! Visit our Portland, OR Past Car Accident Claims page for more information.

Why is a Portland, OR commercial truck accident more likely to cause injuries than one with only passenger cars?

The average passenger car weighs about 3,000 pounds. A typical fully loaded large commercial truck can weigh in excess of 75,000 pounds, more than 25 times the weight of an average passenger car. Due to this size disparity, injuries involving passenger cars and commercial trucks often lead to serious or even fatal injury.

How much does it cost to talk to a personal injury lawyer in Portland, Oregon?

Dawson Law Group accepts its personal injury cases on a contingent basis. What this means is that our Portland personal injury attorneys only collect legal fees when we secure you the compensation you deserve. Find a more detailed explanation at our Contingent Fees page. Our Portland car accident lawyers offer free and 100% confidential phone consultations. If you or a loved one were recently injured in an accident with a commercial truck in Portland, give our Portland car accident attorneys a call. We would like to get to know you, hear your side of the story, explain to you your legal options, and help you come up with a game plan for the personal injury claims process. Give us a call today at 503-919-1315!