Attorneys for People Injured in Reddaway Trucking Accidents
William Arthur "Art" Reddaway founded Reddaway's Truck Line in Oregon City, Oregon, in June 1919, operating a single Model T Ford truck. Ethel Reddaway, his wife, managed the company during the early years, and Walt Reddaway succeeded his parents running the company until he retired in 1970. While based in Tualatin, Oregon, YRC Worldwide, Inc. was renamed USF Reddaway.
In 2018, Reddaway generated an annual revenue of $412 million. The company employs over 26 individuals, including more than 1595 drivers who operate over 1530 trucks throughout Northern America. The company does not transport hazardous material.
Current contact information for Reddaway trucking service includes:
16277 SE. 130th Ave.
Clackamas, OR 97015
(503) 650-1286 (phone)
(503) 722-3367 (FAQs like)
Website Address: http://www.reddawayregional.com/
Reddaway is a Truckload (LT) carrier, meaning the company delivers one truckload containing similar products, goods, and materials to multiple locations. This type of trucking is opposite an LTL (less than truckload) carrier with a mixed freight.
Recent Reddaway Accidents With Injuries and Fatalities
Some of the most catastrophic crashes that occur on highways involve large commercial vehicles colliding into passenger cars, and bicyclists, and pedestrians. Statistics by the NHTSA revealed that approximately 5000 individuals die every year in commercial vehicle-related accidents.
Reddaway, like all commercial vehicle companies in the trucking industry, must ensure that their deliveries are made on schedule. Unfortunately, this high demand for on-time delivery can make the trucker perform unsafe maneuvers or failed to follow safety procedures, increasing the potential risk of everyone around them on the road. A small sampling of Reddaway accidents in recent years with and without injuries and fatalities include:
- Fatal Accident on August 3, 2016 - The Washington State Patrol reported a deadly accident on Interstate 90 involving a Reddaway semi-truck with a double trailer colliding into another object in a two-vehicle crash in Washington. The accident resulted in one injury and one fatality.
- Fatal Accident on January 1, 2016 - The California Highway Patrol reported a deadly collision with the pedestrian and a Reddaway tractor truck with a double trailer in Fairfield, California on Route 80. The accident happened on a dry road surface at night. The accident resulted in one injury and one fatality.
- Accident on September 18, 2019 - The Idaho State police - Twin Fall reported a three-vehicle accident involving a Reddaway truck colliding with a fixed object, jackknifing, running off the road, and striking another motor vehicle in transport on Interstate 84. The accident that occurred on a dry road surface during daylight hours resulted in one injury.
- Crash on September 6, 2019 - The Orange City Police reported a 2-vehicle accident involving a pedal cycle and a Reddaway semi-truck with a double trailer. The accident occurred on N. Batavia St. in Orange, CA, during daylight hours, which resulted in one injury.
- Collision on June 20, 2019 - The California Highway Patrol reported an accident involving a Reddaway tractor truck with a double trailer colliding with another motor vehicle on Route 5 (northbound) in commerce, California. The accident resulted in an injury.
- Accident on March 5, 2019 - The California Highway Patrol reported an accident involving another motor vehicle and a Reddaway tractor truck with a double trailer on Route 5 in Sacramento, California. The accident resulted in one injury.
- Crash on February 5, 2019 - The Oregon State Police Reported a two-vehicle crash involving a Reddaway tractor truck with a double trailer on Highway 201 at Washington Ave., in Ontario, OR. The collision caused one injury.
- Accident on December 17, 2018 - The Los Angeles Sheriff's Department reported a three-vehicle crash with a Reddaway semi-trailer on roadway Avenue south of Magic Mountain Pkwy., in Santa Clarita, CA. The incident involving a collision into another motor vehicle resulted in one injury.
- Collision on December 3, 2018 - The Fontana City Police Department reported a crash involving two vehicles. A Reddaway semi-tractor-trailer collided with a passenger vehicle car on Etiwanda Ave. in Fontana, CA. The accident resulted in an injury.
- Accident on June 20, 2018 - The Pueblo Police Department reported a two-vehicle accident involving a Reddaway tractor truck with a double trailer and a shift in their cargo during daylight on a dry road surface. The accident occurred on Dillon Dr. in Pueblo, CO. The accident resulted in one injury.
Common Causes of Semi-truck Accidents
Statistics by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) revealed many of the common causes associated with large commercial vehicles in the United States that include:
- Distracted Driving - Truckers are often distracted while looking at their GPS device, talking on a smartphone, reading text messages or emails, or eating/drinking beverages while driving.
- Meeting a Deadline - most trucking companies demand that their truckers maintain a tight schedule to ensure the delivery arrives at its destination on time. Aforesaid, traveling at high speeds during hazardous weather conditions can increase the potential danger to the trucker and other motor sharing the roadway.
- Driving under the Influence - Operating a motor vehicle after consuming too much alcohol or taking illegal drugs can create a dangerous situation for everyone sharing the roadway.
- Drowsy Driving - Maintaining tight schedules often means the trucker must drive for hours on end, which can lead to fatigue and drowsy driving.
- Aggressive Behavior - Any driver operating their vehicle aggressively could cause severe injury or wrongful death of an innocent passenger or other motorists.
Often, commercial truck drivers involved in accidents will be cited for their erratic movements, failure to ensure the adequate distance between vehicles, or driving distracted while talking on the phone. In these cases, both the trucking company and the truck driver should be held legally responsible for the crash and pay all associated costs and expenses that led to the wrongful death or severe injury.
Filing a Compensation Lawsuit for Personal Injuries Related to a Truck Accident
Every victim injured by a commercial van, truck, or semi-tractor-trailer has the legal right to file a lawsuit or claim seeking financial damages from every party at fault. Resolving your case requires following Illinois tort laws that can be highly complicated. The victim must follow legal rules when filing a compensation claim to the insurance company or presenting evidence in front of a judge and jury. Typically, injured parties have the right to file a lawsuit to litigate their to a judge or file a claim and negotiate an acceptable settlement with the insurance company to ensure that all responsible parties at fault pay damages.
Trucking accident claims for monetary recovery provide an avenue for victims to obtain financial compensation for their damages involving:
- Hospital expenses, medical bills, and the cost of treatment and rehabilitation
- Loss of past, current, and future earnings due to a permanent or temporary disability
- Car rental while your vehicle is under repair
- Temporary or permanent loss of your truck or car
- Emotional anguish and mental stress
- Pain and suffering
Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC can Make the Difference
The attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC successfully resolve truck accident cases for our clients that have suffered a severe injury and wrongful death caused by a large commercial vehicle. The aggressive legal firm will work for your family to develop effective strategies for fighting back against the commercial truck company hoping to avoid legal responsibility for causing the wrongful death of a loved one or your injuries.
Call our network of affiliate attorneys now at (888) 424-5757. Our legal team can begin working on your case today. We accept all cases through a contingency fee agreement. This arrangement will ensure that your family will not pay anything until after we have negotiated an acceptable out of court settlement or have won your case at trial.