If you drive independently as a contract trucker, it's a good idea to know your legal rights in case of an accident. For trucking accidents in Oregon and southern Washington, in particular, Peterson Law Offices of Portland can help. As a contractor, you may feel left out to dry should you suffer injuries on the job. However, Peterson attorneys are ready to represent your interests, right from the first moment you call us.
Once any initial, obvious injuries are taken care of, you might think you're doing fine. The insidious thing about motor vehicle injuries, however, is that many happen to the soft tissues. These are often delayed-onset injuries, meaning that days and even weeks later, you can suddenly start to feel muscle spasms, neck pain, headaches, memory loss, irritability, fatigue, back pain, numbness, and more.
Many people seek relief with pain medication, which allows them to get back to doing what they're used to doing. Be aware though that this over-ambitious motion can cause further damage, leading to scarring in your joint areas, in particular. The result can be loss of range of motion and even chronic pain. See the full report here on our website to learn about the pitfalls that happen to many people after car and trucking accidents.
The key is, don't settle any insurance claims until you know the full extent of your injuries. The attorneys of Peterson Law Offices know the best step-by-step method to getting you diagnosed and eventually awarded what you deserve. Call us today and let us take care of your full recovery process.