Portland, OR – Trucks Crash on I-5 near MM 11, Theresa Thompson InjuredOregon Legal News
Portland, OR (July 7, 2022) – One woman was transported to a local hospital for the treatment of injuries following a truck accident reported in the Portland area. Just before 6:30 p.m., on July 5, the Oregon State Police responded to the scene of a motor vehicle accident in Jackson County.
Reports provided by authorities show that a crash between two semi-trucks occurred on the southbound side of Interstate 5 in the area near mile marker 11. The impact of the crash caused the trailers of the vehicles to dump out plywood across the interstate.
One of the drivers, 58-year-old Theresa Thompson, suffered injuries as a result of the accident. She was transported to a local hospital for further care.
At this time, the Oregon State Police is investigating to determine the cause of the crash.
Our thoughts are with Theresa Thompson at this time. We hope for her full recovery.
Car Accidents in Oregon
Each year, motor vehicle accidents across the state of Oregon leave tens of thousands of people injured. These crashes are often contributed to drivers who engage in reckless and negligent actions while operating their vehicles. We see a significant number of people suffer serious injuries and accidents due to drivers who:
- Operate their vehicles while under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Drive while using their cell phones or while distracted by other means
- Drive in a reckless manner by running red lights and passing stop signs
- Drivers who switch lanes without checking for other vehicles
If you suffered injuries as a result of a motor vehicle accident caused by a negligent or reckless driver, you may have legal options available to help you move forward. Seeking the assistance of a car accident lawyer in Portland is your best bet when it comes to getting justice. In some cases, you may be able to secure the compensation that you can use to cover medical expenses, vehicle repairs, and various other financial burdens you face as a result of your accident.
The Portland personal injury attorneys at Kivel & Howard have decades of combined experience fighting to protect the legal rights of people who have been injured in auto accidents. Our lawyers will handle all of the communication with insurance companies to ensure you are able to get justice.
We will negotiate compensation on your behalf to ensure you have the money you need to cover the financial burdens you face from your accident. Our lawyers will fight diligently to ensure you have the best chance possible of getting justice after being injured. If you are injured as a result of a motor vehicle accident, you must act quickly to protect your legal rights.
Contact our Oregon personal injury law firm today by calling (503) 796-0909 or (503) 802-4800 to schedule a free case evaluation at your earliest convenience with our team.
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Disclaimer: These posts are written with the intent to provide Oregonians with overall driving and safety information in an effort to reduce the number of serious accidents that take place on our roads and highways. These posts are not intended to provide medical or legal advice of any kind. The photograph used in this story is not representative of the actual accident scene.