Who Can I Hold Responsible for a Truck Accident?

In the aftermath of a truck accident in Oregon, determining responsibility can be a complex endeavor due to the multifaceted nature of the trucking industry. Multiple parties could be held liable, each contributing in some manner to the unfortunate event. To ascertain the true culprits, the key is to examine every aspect, from the driver’s actions and the trucking company’s protocols to potential mechanical failures.

The Truck Driver

Often, the immediate focus following an accident is on the driver. Were they distracted or driving recklessly? Did they adhere to regulated rest periods? Were they under the influence of any substances? A driver’s actions or negligence often play a significant role in truck accidents.

The Trucking Company

Trucking companies are responsible for ensuring their drivers are well-trained and adhere to safety standards. If they push drivers to meet unrealistic deadlines, skip essential vehicle maintenance, or fail to uphold the mandated regulations, they can be held liable for their contribution to the accident.

The Truck Manufacturer

Sometimes, the accident’s root cause lies in a mechanical defect, not with the driver or company. Truck manufacturers and parts suppliers must ensure their products are free from faults. If a malfunction due to poor design or manufacturing defects leads to an accident, the manufacturer could be held accountable.

Confused about the next steps after a truck accident? Trust in the expertise of Vames, Wang & Sosa to unravel the complexities and guide you to justice.

Finding a Truck Accident Attorney in Oregon or Washington

When someone has been injured by a large, commercial truck, their need for an authentic and reliable injury attorney is paramount. At Vames, Wang & Sosa Injury Lawyers, we pride ourselves on having a genuine commitment to our clients. We’re not just about legal proceedings; we’re about building relationships, offering a compassionate ear, and standing by your side when you need us the most.

Our reputation for authenticity is built on years of dedicated service, transparent communication, and a relentless pursuit of justice for those we represent. With our firm, you’re not just another case, but a valued individual deserving of respect, attention, and the best legal representation in Oregon and Washington.

Seeking genuine representation after a truck accident? Call Vames, Wang & Sosa and discover the difference true authenticity makes. Schedule your free consultation today!


Emery Wang

Emery Wang

Emery Wang has been a lawyer in Oregon since 2009. While attending Lewis & Clark law school, Emery worked as a Multnomah County District Attorney, and since then has been a full time personal injury lawyer.

Vames, Wang & Sosa Injury Lawyers focus on vehicle crashes, personal injury, and first-party car accident insurance claims. They have offices located in Gresham and Hillsboro.

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