The Devastating Toll Of Truck Accidents In Oregon
On average, more than 2,000 commercial truck accidents take place in Oregon each year, according to the Oregon Department of Transportation. Those accidents take a huge financial toll, with property damage and medical treatment totaling more than $100 million per year statewide.
The tragic reality is that many of these accidents are preventable. Innocent drivers and passengers often end up paying the price for the negligence of truckers or trucking companies.
Helping Accident Victims And Their Loved Ones Seek Justice
At Yervasi Law P.C., attorney Damien Yervasi helps truck accident victims and their families seek justice. If you or a loved one was involved in one of these devastating accidents, you can count on him to work hard for you, applying nearly three decades of personal injury experience. He knows how to build strong cases for motor vehicle accident victims. You can turn to the firm for representation in Eastern Oregon accident cases involving:
- Delivery trucks
- Logging trucks
- Dump trucks
- Construction trucks
- Garbage trucks
- Other commercial vehicles
Reach out to the firm in Baker City, Oregon, for a free consultation.
What Can Cause A Trucking Accident?
Commercial drivers go through extensive training, testing and vetting, but that doesn’t always mean they’re safe drivers. They’re still human, and they make mistakes that can have devastating consequences behind the wheel of a 40-ton big rig.
Likewise, trucking companies don’t always play by the book. They sometimes cut corners, placing profits above safety. For example, they may pressure drivers to falsify logbooks in order to complete more routes and drive longer than allowed under federal law.
After a truck accident, it isn’t always clear what went wrong. A thorough investigation may reveal causes such as:
- Distracted driving
- Drunk or intoxicated driving
- Driver fatigue
- Lack of proper training or qualifications
- Unbalanced or loose loads
- Improper lane changes
When you entrust attorney Damien Yervasi with your trucking accident case, he will take the necessary steps to hold the right parties accountable.
Talk To A Knowledgeable Advocate About Your Case
Reach out to the firm through the online contact form or call 541-403-5541. You can expect dependable, knowledgeable legal counsel. Attorney Yervasi will work one-on-one with you to navigate the difficult road ahead with care, diligence and understanding.