Not surprisingly, accidents involving trucks not infrequently result in serious injuries, and deaths. According to the ODOT Motor Carrier Transportation (“MCT”) division, in the year 2014 alone, there were 1,420 truck crashes in Oregon that involved either a fatality, injury or disabling damage to one or more of the involved vehicles. That figure represents an 8.48 percent increase over the previous year. According to the same source, in more than half of those truck accidents, the truck driver was atfault. The MCT also reported 35 deaths and a total of 568 persons injured in those same truck accidents (in 2014). Finally, over fifteen percent of these truck accidents occurred within Multnomah County.
Given this data that confirms the nature and extent of injury and losses that flow from being involved in a truck accident, you’ll want to retain a firm with the experience required to: competently and timely investigate the crash facts; preserve all available evidence: handle all of the insurance-related aspects of the claim: and obtain fair compensation for you once your medical care is complete. At Phillip C. Gilbert & Associates our attorneys have decades of experience doing just that.