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Lance D. Youd



Commercial Truck Accident Lawyer Oregon

If you’ve been involved in a commercial truck accident in Oregon, Youd Law is here to guide you through the legal process and help you obtain the compensation you deserve. Commercial truck accidents can be complex, involving multiple parties and layers of liability. Our experienced team understands the nuances of these cases and is committed to ensuring your rights are protected.

Types of Commercial Truck Accidents

At Youd Law, we handle a wide range of commercial truck accidents, including but not limited to:

  • Jackknife Accidents: Occur when a truck’s trailer swings out of control, often leading to a collision.
  • Rollover Accidents: Resulting from a truck tipping over, these accidents can cause severe damage.
  • Underride Accidents: Involve smaller vehicles sliding underneath the truck, often leading to catastrophic injuries.
  • Blind Spot Accidents: Due to a truck’s large blind spots, smaller vehicles can be at risk of being unseen by the truck driver.

Main Causes of Commercial Truck Accidents

Understanding the causes of commercial truck accidents is crucial for building a strong case. Common causes include:

  • Driver Fatigue: Long hours on the road can lead to exhaustion and impaired driving.
  • Negligent Maintenance: Poorly maintained trucks are more likely to experience mechanical failures.
  • Distracted Driving: Distractions, such as texting or eating, can lead to accidents.
  • Speeding: Excessive speed reduces a truck driver’s ability to react to changing road conditions.
  • Bad Road Conditions: It may be the fault in a commercial vehicle accident lies with the party responsible for road maintenance. 

Who Can Be Held Liable For Commercial Truck Accidents

Determining liability in a commercial truck accident is a complex process. Potential parties that may be held liable include:

  • Truck Drivers: If they were negligent or violated traffic laws.
  • Trucking Companies: Responsible for maintenance, training, and ensuring compliance with regulations.
  • Manufacturers: If a defective truck part contributed to the accident.
  • Cities and States: If roads are in serious disrepair, the fault may lie with the city, municipality, or state.

Commercial Truck Accident Lawyer Near Me

Looking for an experienced commercial truck accident attorney near you? We service the state of Oregon and bring years of experience and hundreds of cases won to the table. Commercial truck accident settlements are complicated and require the skills of an experienced legal team. If you or a loved one has been involved in a commercial truck accident, don’t hesitate to contact Youd Law. Our dedicated team of experts is ready to provide the legal representation you need to secure the compensation you deserve. Call us today for a free consultation.

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Q: What To Do If You Are Injured In A Truck Accident

A: If you’ve been injured in a truck accident, take the following steps:

  • Seek Medical Attention: Your health is the top priority. Get medical attention for any injuries.
  • Document the Scene: If possible, take photos of the accident scene and gather contact information from witnesses.
  • Contact Law Enforcement: Report the accident to the police and obtain a copy of the accident report.
  • Do Not Admit Fault: Avoid discussing fault or making statements that could be used against you.

Q: How Long Do I Have to Bring A Legal Claim After a Truck Accident?

A: In Oregon, the statute of limitations for filing a personal injury claim, including those related to commercial truck accidents, is typically two years from the date of the accident. However, it’s crucial to consult with Youd Law as soon as possible to ensure all legal deadlines are met and to gather evidence while it’s still fresh.

What Role Does Evidence Play in a Commercial Truck Accident Case?

Evidence is crucial in a commercial truck accident case and can significantly impact the outcome. Important types of evidence include:

  • Accident Reports: Gather and preserve official reports filed by law enforcement at the accident scene.
  • Witness Statements: Statements from individuals who witnessed the accident can provide valuable perspectives.
  • Photographs and Videos: Visual evidence of the accident scene, damages, and road conditions can be compelling.
  • Medical Records: Documentation of injuries, treatments, and related expenses strengthens your case.
  • Electronic Data: Data from the truck’s black box, GPS, or electronic logging devices can provide insight into the accident.
  • Maintenance Records: Information about the truck’s maintenance history may reveal negligence or defects.
  • Driver Logs: Reviewing a truck driver’s logs can expose potential violations of driving regulations.

Preserving and presenting strong evidence is crucial for building a solid case. Working with Youd Law ensures that all relevant evidence is properly collected and leveraged to support your claim effectively.

Have You Been In a Commercial Truck Accident?

If you’ve been the victim of a commercial truck accident, call Youd Law today and get the legal support you need to get the justice you deserve. We are here to ensure that you get the compensation you need. Let us take the legal hassle off your shoulders so you can focus on healing and getting back to normal. Contact us today to schedule a complimentary consultation.

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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.


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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