Oregon Truck Accident Lawyer

After successfully litigating hundreds of cases, I know what to expect from insurance companies. I use the knowledge and experience gained to maximize my client's recovery. A severe personal injury claim affects more than just your pocketbook, every aspect of your life is touched. My firm strives for compassionate representation through every step of your personal injury case.
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Justin Johnson

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Personal Injury Attorney
Justin Johnson

JOHNSON LAW, P.C.

Important Information From An Oregon Truck Accident Lawyer

An Oregon truck accident attorney who is experienced with truck accidents knows establishing fault early is imperative to protecting his or her client(s). Trucking companies are extremely aggressive about surveying and documenting the accident scene of every major truck crash. It is not uncommon to see crash reconstructions and even insurance defense attorneys immediately dispatched to truck accidents that resulted in catastrophic injuries. If you or a family member was hurt in a trucking accident, there is no reason to have the deck stacked against you. Call the experienced truck accident attorneys at Johnson Law who will conduct their own investigation to uncover the true cause of the accident. Do not simply rely on the word of a biased insurance adjuster when he or she claims the at-fault truck driver was not responsible for the accident that resulted in your injuries or injuries to a loved one.

The personal injury attorney at Johnson Law have handled many truck accident claims and they have found that the most common causes are
  • Changing lanes without signal adequately
  • Following too closely
  • The operation of the truck at dangerous speeds
  • Failing to check blind spots
  • Careless wide turns
  • Driver error in inclement weather
  • The abuse of drugs or alcohol
  • Negligent maintenance of the truck
  • Reckless or careless operation of the truck

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Things You Need To Know

How much does it cost to retain a personal injury attorney? Are there additional costs?

There is no upfront cost to retain a personal injury attorney.

We operate on a contingency fee basis similar to most personal injury lawyers. However, you will be pleased to learn that we charge our fee only AFTER your medical bills have been paid. This is an important distinction.

We do not get paid unless we win. Almost all personal injury attorneys operate on a contingency fee basis, but that does not mean they charge the same fee. If we settle prior to trial or arbitration we take 33.33% of the recovery as our attorney fee. This is after your medical bills have been paid. Many personal injury attorneys take their 33.33% fee before the medical bills have been paid. This can result in the client receiving little or no compensation. If we go to arbitration or trial, our contingency fee is 40% of the recovery, again after the medical bills are paid. In our experience, this results in our clients being fairly compensated with higher financial recovery.

The insurance company has already offered me a settlement. Should I take it?

Not before consulting with an attorney.

Insurance companies have an interest in getting you to settle your claim as quickly and as cheaply as is possible. By settling your claim, you are releasing the insurance company from any future liability stemming from the incident. It takes time for medical professionals to identify all of your injuries. If you settle your claim too quickly and then realize later on that you are suffering from a more serious injury, it is difficult, if not impossible, to hold the insurance company accountable and receive the proper amount of compensation. Also, in our experience, insurance companies generally do not offer fair settlements to people who are not representing by an attorney.

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Example Results
$250K

Medical Malpractice

This claim was the result of a medical provider failing to timely diagnose a subdural hematoma.
$465K

Traumatic Brain Injury

Justin Johnson obtained this result when advocating for a client in a T-bone collision that resulted in a traumatic brain injury.
$360K

Car Accident

Rear-end collision that resulted in a neck injury requiring surgery.
$220K

ATV Rollover

ATV rollover that resulted from it being overloaded. The client had a crush injury to her leg that required medical attention.

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More Info From an Oregon Truck Accident Attorney

Commercial Truck Accidents

Serious commercial truck accidents are daily occurrences in Portland. This is because trucks are so large relative to other vehicles that when they cause a collision, it often has tragic results. Negligent driving is the most common cause of truck accidents, but they can also be caused by improper maintenance. Additionally, some companies and corporations force their truck drivers to drive for extended hours without breaks or rest, creating hazardous conditions. Whether you were hurt by a truck that failed to check its blind spot, an overworked and inattentive truck driver, or careless maintenance on a commercial vehicle, the personal injury attorneys at Johnson Law have the competency, experience, and drive to diligently represent your legal rights and maximize your recovery.

Truck Accidents in Portland are Rising

Trucks are often referred to as semis, big rigs, or eighteen-wheelers. Whatever the descriptive term, trucks represent one of the greatest risks for catastrophic injury on the highways and byways of Portland. This is especially the case in Portland since the Port of Portland has virtually ceased shipping to East Asia. This was the result of a highly publicized withdrawal by several major shipping companies from Port of Portland Terminal 5. A major consequence of this withdrawal is further traffic congestion on the major highways of Portland, especially I-5 North to Vancouver and Washington, caused by trucks carrying goods for export to shipping terminals in Washington State. More trucks on the road, especially during peak rush hours, is a recipe for disaster on the already overcrowded highways of the Portland Metro area. If you were injured in a truck accident, it is important to protect your legal rights by consulting with a truck accident attorney at Johnson Law as soon as possible.

Oregon Personal Injury Attorney

“My client’s input and opinion are important to me. While no divorce is easy for my clients, emotionally or otherwise, I believe firmly in tailoring a plan of action from the start that is focused on achieving their personal goals.”
Johnson Law, P.C. - Partner (non-equity)

Ralph E. Gzik

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Ralph E. Gzik

Investigating Your Claim

The attorneys at Johnson Law use investigative resources, including private investigators and accident reconstruction experts to gather the pertinent facts in order to fully evaluate a truck accident. Eyewitness statements can be gathered and physical evidence obtained. Sometimes a broken bulb from a headlight that was smashed in the accident and found alongside the road can be the difference between an insurance company accepting or denying liability.

Once fault is assigned, injuries have been properly documented, and future treatment established, settlement can begin on a trucking accident claim. Negotiations occur exclusively between the insurance adjusters and the attorneys at Johnson Law so that the injured victim can concentrate on fully recovering and putting their life back together. The clients of Johnson Law are updated throughout the entire process as much as they desire.

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Oregon Personal Injury Attorney

I dedicate my time and energy to advocating on behalf of those that have had a loss because of the negligence of others. I excel at guiding victims of motor vehicle collisions through their medical recovery, and ultimately, pursuing financial recovery for their harms and losses. I will always find time to talk and discuss how best to make you whole following a motor vehicle collision.
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Reed Johnson

Reed Johnson
Personal Injury Attorney
Reed Johnson

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(971) 205-3266
1323 NE Orenco Station Pkwy
Suite #210
Hillsboro, OR 97124

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