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Lance D. Youd

Oregon Commercial Truck Accident Attorney


Lance D. Youd is an experienced Oregon commercial truck accident attorney. Large truck companies should never put profits before public safety. Our personal injury team holds negligent trucking companies and their insurers accountable. If you or someone you know was injured in a crash with a large truck, we can help. Contact us today to set up your free, no obligation case evaluation. 

Your Guide to Truck Accident Claims in Oregon

The Oregon Department of Transportation reports that large commercial truck accidents resulted in 1,088 documented injuries and 48 fatalities in the state in 2020 alone. Truck drivers, truck companies, and all other parties involved in commercial trucks must practice proper safety precautions. Here are four things to know about truck accident claims in Oregon: 

  1. Commercial trucks are common carriers. They are subject to a heightened standard of care. Truck companies must comply with all federal and state safety regulations. 
  2. There is a two year statute of limitations for truck accident injury claims. Under Oregon law (Or. Rev. Stat. § 12.110), any injury claim must be initiated within two years of the crash. 
  3. Oregon is an at-fault state for all motor vehicle collisions. A negligent trucker and/or trucking company can be held liable for the full extent of your damages. 
  4. Multiple parties can share liability for the same truck accident. Oregon uses a comparative negligence standard to apportion liability in these cases. 

We Help Truck Accident Victims Recover Financial Compensation 

Following an eighteen wheeler accident, it is imperative that you are able to access the full financial compensation that you need to pay bills and support your loved ones. Our Oregon truck accident injury lawyer will help you fight for the full financial support you deserve. Compensation may be available for: 

  • Automobile repairs or replacement; 
  • Ambulance costs and emergency room care;
  • Hospital bills and other medical expenses;
  • Lost income and diminished ability to earn; 
  • Non-economic losses, including pain and suffering and disfigurement; and
  • Wrongful death of a family member.
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How Our Salem, OR Truck Accident Lawyer Can Help 

As a truck accident injury lawyer with nearly 30 years of experience, our founding attorney Lance D. Youd has the professional skill to help you and your family get justice. When you get in touch with us at our Salem law office, you will be able to speak to an truck accident attorney who will: 

  • Answer questions and explain the next step in the personal injury claims process;
  • Proactively investigate the truck accident, gathering relevant evidence;
  • Represent you in settlement negotiations with the insurance company: and
  • Devise a personalized strategy focused on maximizing your financial compensation.  

Get Help From a Truck Accident Lawyer in Oregon

Do not go up against the truck company or its commercial insurance provider alone. If you were injured in a crash with a tractor trailer, we will protect your rights. Call us at (503) 399-8967 or contact us online to arrange your free, no commitment consultation. From our office in Salem and our office in Lake Oswego, we represent truck accident victims throughout Oregon.

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Our clients say it best

At Youd Law, we pride ourselves in offering unmatched service. Lance and his staff are responsive and respectful, providing efficient, expert assistance in a kind and courteous manner.


We cannot thank you enough for your generous intervention for our dear friends. It shows how God used you to answer prayer!

K H Family Family Law 2019

I wouldn’t want to go up against you Lance. Thanks to you and your team for your hard work.

KW July 2019

It’s been a long battle and I want you to know I appreciate all you have done.

RD July 2019

God answers…..One of our dear friends reached out to a lawyer she knows for me. What a great man! He contacted me and spent over a half an hour on the phone answering my questions.


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Lance D. Youd, Attorney at Law proudly serves clients in Salem, Portland,and all surrounding areas in the greater Willamette Valley, OR.


1596 Liberty St SE Salem, OR 97302
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17036 Canal Circle Lake Oswego, OR 97035
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