Some of the most dangerous vehicles on the road are tractor trailers. When one of these big rigs loses control on the highway, everyone in the vicinity is at risk of serious injury. If you've been injured in an accident involving a tractor trailer in Oregon or southern Washington, contact Peterson Law Offices as soon as possible.
At this point, you may already have been approached by the trucking company's insurance adjuster. Our advice is the following: do not talk with them until you know your legal rights. If the trucking company realizes that its driver is at fault, it will do everything it can to settle with you quickly--without the involvement of lawyers--so you don't come back to them later for more money.
Why might you want to come back to them for money? Very often in motor vehicle accidents, injuries do not become completely obvious immediately. In a car, there are many opportunities for soft-tissue injuries as one's body is slammed around the interior compartment.
One of the first things we do at Peterson Law Offices is
advise you to get examined by a specialist in your types of injuries. These experts then tell you, and us, what sort of recovery time and expense you can expect. Only then should you deal with insurance companies, and our lawyers do so on your behalf. It's the wise way to get the compensation you deserve after a serious accident. Call us at 503-280-0888 today to find out your next move.