Medford Big Rig Trucking Accident Attorney
Eighteen-wheelers weigh 80,000 pounds, the weight of twenty cars. Stopping one at highway speed takes two football fields. In car-versus-truck accidents, cars lose. And even “soft tissue injuries” (muscle, tendon, and ligament damage) can be permanent.
While most truckers are trained and alert, some tamper with their time logs and drive longer than allowed by law; others drive impaired or have health problems that their companies don’t dig into until it’s too late.
There’s a lot of turn-over in trucking. Drivers are in demand. A few companies let safety rules slide to keep their trucks moving. When trucking companies put their profits above your safety, we expose that greed to leverage fair and just settlements.
Trucking insurance companies hire experts to say accident victims didn’t get hurt at all; or if they did, they got better in nine weeks. Imagine that: As different as we are as individuals beings, hired-gun insurance experts can put us all into a nine-week box. Meanwhile, insurance companies avoid responsibility for their careless people.
Again, we can settle the vast majority of personal injury cases for fair and just payment without going to trial. But with or without a trial you have just one opportunity, and insurance companies know it. They will pull out all the stops.
In one of our trials, the insurance lawyer hired seven medical experts and surgeons! But they didn’t fool the jury; one by one we forced these hired-gun experts to admit they didn’t have the facts. For example, one expert admitted he hadn’t read even one page of 20 deposition transcripts before trial; he ignored 1,500 pages of sworn testimony! Yet he still gave the jury his $6,500 “expert opinion” anyway! That’s not justice, but that’s how they work.
The system is lopsided in favor of insurance companies. If you’ve been hurt in a trucking accident, we can help level your playing field. We can stand against them and fight for you. We know their weaknesses from an insider’s vantage point. They have in-house lawyers, working full-time against injury victims like you; you need someone on your side. Click About Us.
We’ve helped many trucking accident victims achieve great results well short of trial. We do so by building strong, legitimate cases.
We work closely with all health care insurances, Medicare, Medicaid, and OHP, so that when you leave our office, the check in your hand is a “net check” with no lurking liens or bills left out there unpaid. From start to finish, we help you get to the best possible result. Insurance companies have in-house lawyers, working full-time against injury victims like you; you need someone on your side who knows how they work.
We work to get you the best possible settlement without going to trial; an estimated 95% of our cases settle without going to the courthouse. And if your case is one of the few that does have to go to trial, then we have the skills and experience to win. One of our recent trial verdicts was $550,000 against a premier Portland defense law firm; another of our verdicts ended up being more than what we asked for: $3.1 million when the insurance lawyers had offered “zero.”*
In these types of heavy vehicle collision cases, the medical bills sometimes are more than all combined insurances. When this happens we fight with the lien claimants to reduce liens. We recently got a $405,479 medical lien down to $33,333.* In another, we only had $25,000 in total available insurance limits, and the medical bills totaled $82,967. We got all liens reduced to $4,691.* We are experts in dealing with lien claimants and have gotten liens and medical bills dramatically reduced in many cases.
Let us put our experience on your side to help you get fair and just payment for what you’ve been through. We’re experienced Medford Truck Accident Injury Attorneys who can help you avoid a toxic legal environment. We’re able to settle the vast majority of cases without having to go to a jury trial. We work with the bad driver’s insurance to get you a fair settlement well short of the court house steps. We help you avoid the depositions, abuse, delayed justice, forced medical exams, and nasty litigation.
Call us now at (541)772-3266 for a FREE initial phone consultation with a Medford Truck Accident Injury Lawyer. Let us help you get back on your feet, cover your medical bills, obtain lost wages, assist with your vehicle damage (we often help with the car repair/replacement part of the case Free of Charge), see if there’s rental car coverage, and keep your credit from being ruined.
BEWARE – POSSIBLE SHORT-DEADLINE ALERT: If the truck that hit you was owned/operated by a governmental entity, then you have a much shorter deadline than normal, often as little as 180 days! Consult with us to protect your rights or you could lose automatically.*