The Serious Nature Of Semitrailer Accidents

When a large, heavy commercial truck, 18-wheeler or semitrailer collides with a smaller passenger vehicle, the results can be devastating. If you are the victim of a trucking accident, you know the damage, physical injuries and emotional duress can be devastating. You do not have to face it alone.

The law office of Swanson Lathen Prestwich, PC, in Salem has been serving Oregon accident victims since 1958. Solely focused on personal injury and wrongful death claims, we have vast experience with any type of vehicle collision case. Our attorneys are proud to serve as your advocate and ally during this difficult time after you've been the victim of an 18-wheeler injury.

What Causes Truck Accidents?

It is not always easy to identify the reasons why truck accidents happen, and trucking companies often try to shift the blame. We have the experience necessary to dig deep into your case and find out what caused the crash that left you injured. Common reasons for these types of collisions include:

  • Lack of truck driving experience
  • Truck driver fatigue
  • Distraction or reckless driving
  • Improperly loaded cargo
  • Faulty tires or poorly maintained truck parts

We can hold trucking companies accountable for what happened to you. Lack of background checks, improper licensing and reckless trucking practices needlessly risk the well-being of innocent motorists like yourself. Complex cases do not intimidate us, nor do the unfair tactics often employed by trucking companies and their insurance providers. We will take your case to court if necessary.

Work With A Team That Cares

We truly care about the long-term well-being of our clients and securing the full recovery they deserve. Our lawyers offer personal, one-on-one service, and we build relationships with each person who walks through the door of our Salem office. Schedule a no-cost, no-obligation evaluation of your case by contacting our office at 503-447-3582 or online.