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Lance D. Youd

Portland Truck Accident Attorney


Trucks are much larger and heavier than other vehicles on the road. It is for this reason that it takes a tractor trailer 20 to 40 percent further than a passenger car to come to a full stop, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. When the roads are wet and slippery, it can take a commercial truck even longer to stop. Tractor trailers do cause very serious accidents on the road, but they are not the only type of commercial truck that causes injuries. Below, our Portland commercial truck accident attorney explains the types of trucks that cause injury, and how to claim the compensation you need afterward.

Types of Commercial Trucks that Cause Accidents

When many people think of commercial truck accidents, they often typically think first of the tractor-trailers, or 18-wheelers, they see on the roads and highways. Unfortunately, this is just one type of truck that causes serious injuries. Other types of commercial trucks that cause accidents are as follows:

  • Box trucks, such as cube vans and cube trucks
  • Dump trucks
  • Garbage trucks
  • Heavy haulers, such as those used to transport oversized items
  • Tow trucks
  • Flatbed trucks
  • Cement trucks
  • Crane trucks
  • Fire trucks

Any of the above types of trucks have the potential to cause serious injuries, and even fatalities, when they are involved in a crash. Regardless of the type of truck, it is important to speak to a Portland commercial truck accident attorney who can provide the sound legal advice you need after a crash.

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Common Causes of Commercial Truck Accidents

Any act of negligence can cause a serious accident on the roads. Drivers can become distracted, fail to check their blind spots when changing lanes, or simply not pay attention to the road in front of them. Truck drivers can engage in these careless behaviors too, but there are other unique acts of negligence that can cause a truck accident. These include:

  • Truckers who drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs, thinking it will help them stay awake
  • Truck drivers and trucking companies that violate the hours of service rule
  • Trucking companies that fail to properly hire or train their drivers
  • Improper loading of cargo onto the commercial truck, causing the driver to lose control
  • Improper inspection and maintenance practices, either by the trucking company or those who service the trucks

Due to the fact that a truck accident can involve multiple liable parties, it also means you may have to deal with multiple insurance companies when filing a claim. They will all likely try to shift blame to the other, delaying and perhaps even denying the compensation you need.

Our Commercial Truck Accident Attorney in Portland Can Help You Claim Full Damages

The insurance companies and liable parties are not on your side after a crash. If you have been hurt, our Portland commercial truck accident attorney, Lance D. Youd, Attorney at Law, will conduct a full investigation to determine who is to blame for your injuries. He will then hold them fully accountable for paying the maximum damages you deserve. Call us now at (503) 399-8967 or contact us online to schedule a free case review and to learn more.

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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.


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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.


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