Unsafe trucks and 18-wheelers have lead to serious preventable accidents, often costing life-long damage to our clients. If you think you have a 18-wheeler accident case, contact us right away.
Blogs and Articles
18-Wheeler Improper Loading Results in the Death of Commercial Truck Driver
A Nevada family lost its loved family member, Gregory, when a tractor-trailer rig lost its cargo of hay bales on Highway 58 here in Oregon. Gregory was a commercial truck driver. The hay bales crashed into the cab of Gregory’s truck and killed him. READ MORE
Larry Woody: Truck Accident Results in Permanent Blindness
What started as an ordinary drive for Larry Woody resulted in a catastrophic injury that would affect him for the rest of his life. Larry was driving on I-5 when he spotted a tractor-trailer rig moving at top speed, crossing the median and coming right at him. READ MORE
Multiple Truck Collision: Wrongful Death of Child
One night in southern Douglas County, Oregon, thick smoke filled a long valley through which the Interstate 5 freeway travels. A nine year-old girl was in the back seat of her mother’s car, stopped behind a flatbed truck that had also stopped because of the smoke. Two big trucking rigs, one a gasoline tanker, barreled down the freeway through what both truck drivers estimated to be about a mile of smoke. The gasoline tanker smashed into the back of the family car, sending it into the fast lane and the guardrail. The second tractor-trailer then ran over the family car. The little girl died in the collisions. The case settled after extensive litigation for $475,000.
Representing Truckers Against Negligent Trucking Companies
We settled a trucking collision case in which our client suffered serious injuries to his right leg. The survivor was a passenger in a trucking rig that was involved in a three truck collision on icy roads in eastern Oregon. All three trucking companies were negligent, two in driving too fast for conditions without traction chains, and the third in not yielding to other vehicles on the highway. READ MORE
Truck-Auto Collision: Wrongful Death
A ten-year-old child was riding home with the grandmother and aunt in a car traveling west on Highway 34 in rural Linn County, Oregon. A commercial tractor-trailer loaded with pipe was coming around the curve from the opposite direction. The 18-wheeler lost control, went over the centerline, and slid into the family car head-on. Don Corson prosecuted a wrongful death claim for the surviving family members, which was settled before trial for $550,000.
Law and You Podcasts
18-Wheeler Truck Collisions Need Thorough Investigation
This segment of The Law and You addresses truck collision cases. These are often complicated cases that involve not only the driver but the driver’s employer and even the equipment manufacturer. PLAY PODCAST
Braking Unsafe Trucking Companies
This segment of The Law and You features personal injury trial lawyer Don Corson discussing a national effort to reduce deaths and serious injury due to unsafe trucking practices. PLAY PODCAST
New Hours of Service For Truck Drivers
This segment of The Law and You features personal injury trial lawyer Don Corson speaking about trucking safety issues and an Oregon news and information resource–UnsafeTrucksOregon.com. PLAY PODCAST
Truck Collision Causes Blindness
This segment of The Law and You features Eugene, Oregon personal injury trial lawyer Don Corson speaking about a case where he helped a man named Larry Woody, who went blind due to an auto accident. PLAY PODCAST