Experienced Salem Truck Accident Lawyers Representing Drivers, Passengers, and Families
Located directly between Eugene and Portland and bisected by Interstate 5, Salem is a common stop on many commercial truckers’ routes. Unfortunately, the high volume of trucking traffic that passes through Salem means that trucking accidents are common as well.
At D’Amore Law Group, we represent trucking accident victims and families in Salem and the surrounding areas, and we have recovered millions of dollars in compensation for our clients. If you need to seek financial compensation after a serious or fatal truck accident, our skilled Salem truck accident attorneys can help you, and we encourage you to contact us promptly for a free consultation about your legal rights.
Tom D’Amore is the only NBTA board-certified truck accident attorney residing in Oregon.
The National Board of Trial Advocacy (NBTA) is a nonprofit organization devoted to improving the quality of trial advocacy and aiding consumers in their selection of experienced legal representation. To become board-certified, an attorney must meet substantial professional requirements and undergo a peer review process. The organization is led by a board of directors of noted trial lawyers, law professors, and judges. In the state of Oregon, Tom D’Amore is the only attorney who holds certification in truck accident law and maintains an office within the state.
Tom D’Amore is board-certified with the Academy of Truck Accident Lawyers.
The Truck Accident Law Board Certification by the ATAA (Academy of Truck Accident Attorneys) is the first and only board certification in Truck Accident Law in the country that is accredited by the American Bar Association. The certification, which is in partnership with NBTA, is designed to help consumers choose a qualified truck accident lawyer with objectively verifiable credentials. To become certified in Truck Accident Law, lawyers will have to demonstrate a substantial percentage of their practice to trucking litigation, show hands-on experience in multiple truck accident cases and pass a comprehensive written exam.
D’Amore Law Group has the highest semi-trucking accident verdict in Oregon.
D’Amore Law Group obtained a $26.4 million jury verdict in a semi-truck accident case involving wrongful death and catastrophic injuries, making it the highest trucking verdict in Oregon.
With over 30 years of experience and over 2,000 cases handled, D’Amore Law Group has the knowledge and resources to fight insurance companies. Tom D’Amoreis the only resident Board-Certified trucking attorney in Oregon by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. Tom treats each one of his clients with compassion, care, and zealous representation.
Salem Truck Accident Attorneys for Cases Involving Distracted Driving, Truck Defects, and Other Factors
As with all types of vehicle collisions, truck accidents can result from a variety of different causes. In order to pursue a claim for compensation, it is first necessary to identify the specific factor (or factors) that were involved in your or your loved one’s crash.
According to data from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), the following are the 10 most common causes of commercial truck accidents:
- Brake failures
- Traffic congestion
- Driving under the influence of prescription medications
- Unfamiliarity with the road
- Road defects and maintenance issues
- Failure to stop at a traffic signal, sign, or crosswalk
- Driving under the influence of over-the-counter medications
- Inadequate surveillance
- Driver fatigue
Although the FMCSA does not define the term “inadequate surveillance,” this appears to be a reference to distracted driving. Distracted driving is a leading cause of all types of vehicle collisions, and truckers face plenty of potential distractions behind the wheel. This, combined with the fact that truck drivers spend exceedingly long hours behind the wheel on a daily basis, indicates that distracted driving could be a leading cause of commercial truck accidents as well.
This is borne out by our experience. When we investigate commercial truck accidents in Salem and other areas throughout Oregon, we always look for evidence that the truck driver was distracted behind the wheel. From talking and texting on the phone to navigating unfamiliar roads and communicating with dispatch, various distractions can impede truck drivers’ ability to operate their vehicles safely. Combine this with the multitude of other factors that make commercial trucks more dangerous than other vehicles, and it is not hard to see why distractions present major risks for truck drivers and other motorists on Salem’s roads.
3 Steps to Financial Recovery After a Commercial Truck Accident in Salem
While recovering your losses after a commercial truck accident is a complex and difficult process, this process can be broken down into three major steps. These steps are (i) determining the cause of the accident, (ii) calculating your losses, and (iii) fighting for the compensation you deserve.
1. Determining the Cause of the Accident
When seeking to recover your losses after a commercial truck accident, you must be able to identify the specific factor (or factors) involved. Our lawyers look for a variety of types of evidence when investigating commercial truck accidents, and we work to collect this evidence through a variety of different means. Once we determine the cause of your or your loved one’s accident, then our Salem truck accident lawyer can determine what company is liable, and this will provide us with the information we need to seek just compensation on your behalf.
2. Calculating Your Losses
When you are seriously injured or a loved one is killed in a truck accident, what constitutes “just compensation”? The answer to this question is different in every single case. Your losses are unique to you, and our Salem truck accident attorneys will need to work closely with you, your doctors, and our trusted medical and financial experts to make sure that we are seeking the full compensation you deserve.
3. Fighting for the Compensation You Deserve
Once we know who was at fault and how much you are entitled to recover, then we can fight for just compensation on your behalf. Our lawyers will use the available evidence to negotiate for a favorable settlement; and, if the at-fault party is not willing to settle, we will take your case to trial. At D’Amore Law Group, our proven Salem truck accident lawyers do what it takes to win our clients’ cases, and we will not stop fighting until you are satisfied.
Schedule a Free Consultation with a Salem, OR, Truck Accident Lawyer
Do you need to speak with an experienced Salem truck accident lawyer about pursuing a claim for just compensation after a commercial trucking accident in Salem, OR?
We also handle other types of injury cases, such as:
- Bicycle Accidents
- Construction Site Accidents
- Medical Negligence and Malpractice
- Motor Vehicle Accidents
- Nursing Home Neglect
- Pedestrian Accidents
- Sexual Abuse and Assault
- Wrongful Death
- Spinal Cord and Head Injuries
- Sinus Surgery Injury
To schedule a free, no-obligation consultation at D’Amore Law Group, call (503) 974-3562 or get in touch online now.