As truck accident lawyers, Shulman Dubois LLC can verify that truck accidents are among the most devastating of vehicle accidents, resulting in injuries and financial difficulties almost unimaginable. But, when a truck encounters a train, you are talking about an entirely different kind of devastation.
Typical Injuries from Trucking Accidents
With the many trucking regulations and requirements imposed on truck drivers and trucking companies, trucking accidents, while dangerous, still happen less frequently than car accidents. However, when a truck accident does occur, injuries are typically serious and include:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Broke and crushed bones
- Life-long disabilities
Marion County Truck/Train Accident Sends Driver to Hospital with Serious Head and Leg Injuries
Friday, March 8, 2013: A 56-year-old driver of a tractor-trailer rig failed to yield to a freight train and was hit, destroying his truck and causes serious injury to himself. Taken to Salem Hospital for head and leg injuries, the driver’s condition was not available when Oregon Live reported the story. The Portland truck accident lawyers at Shulman DuBois wish the driver a full recovery of his injuries.
The driver of the truck was leaving a loading dock on Brooklake Road North when the accident occurred. As a result of the incident, a minor diesel and fertilizer spill (the truck had just been loaded with 35 tons of ammonium sulfate fertilizer) occurred resulting in the blocking of Brooklake Road North for several hours. According to Marion County deputies, the impact of the train on the truck totally destroyed the truck with pieces of the truck scattered over a wide area.
While this Marion County truck accident appears to have no ambiguity as to who was at fault, many trucking accidents require extensive investigation to determine who should ultimately be held financially responsible for the injuries incurred in a trucking accident. Consequently, if you are trying to collect damages on a trucking accident, you will need legal assistance from Oregon truck accident lawyers who have the resources and expertise to conduct the extensive investigation required.
Collection of Damages for a Trucking Accident Needs the Assistance of Experienced Truck Accident Lawyers
Fortunately, for safety reasons, the US government has established federal laws to govern the trucking industry (Title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations) as well as put agencies in place to assure that truckers are well-trained and comply with a wide-array of regulations and restrictions, including the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and the US Department of Transportation (USDOT). However, these same regulations and agencies make it challenging to collect damages from a trucking accident—thus, requiring assistance from experienced trucking accident lawyers when you need to file an accident claim.
At Shulman DuBois LLC, you’ll find the expertise of truck accident lawyers you want if you are trying to file a truck accident insurance claim or lawsuit. We not only have the resources to conduct the extensive investigation a trucking accident requires, but we also have experience dealing with the agencies and regulations that govern the trucking industry. If you have been injured as a result of a trucking accident and need legal representation or advice, we invite you to contact our attorneys for a free evaluation of your claim.