Truck Accident Lawyers – Seattle, Washington
At Phillips Law Firm, we handle truck accident claims in Washington State on a daily basis. For many years, we have been helping our clients get the compensation they deserve for their truck accidents. Our personal injury lawyers are honest and dedicated to getting you the most value for your claim. We know what it takes to get you a fair and just settlement while working sensitively and efficiently. As trucking accidents can leave serious and sometimes permanent disabilities, we take care of the legalities so you can focus on healing.
Common truck accident injuries can include whiplash, broken bones, and spinal, neck and back injuries. More serious injuries from truck accidents include traumatic brain and head injuries. Complications from initial injuries can lead to permanent disabilities including paralysis, quadriplegia, reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD) or complex regional pain syndrome (CPRS).
Trucking Accidents Are Often More Devastating
Commercial (aka “big rig”) trucking accidents are often times more devastating than automobile accidents solely because of the size and weight of the truck. When a truck is loaded, the weight disparity can be more than 25 times that of a car, aside from any secondary injuries caused by the cargo they may be carrying (such as hazardous or flammable materials).
There are other dangers in operating commercial trucks that are unique such as jackknifing and turning difficulties. Other nuances that can complicate these types of injury claims are determining driver negligence, liabilities of the truck’s legal owner, leasing companies, manufacturers of any defective equipment or parts, and more. Something many people may not be aware of is that in recent years, technology has allowed for the recording of on-board trucking data such as speed patterns, when breaks were used and how fast the driver was going and more, similar to that of a black box used in airplanes. It will be imperative to preserve any data such as this and make sure that it is not erased by anyone.
There are federal laws and regulations governing the trucking industry to keep people safe. Often times these laws will determine the party responsible for the accident, however, as you can see there may still be many other factors to investigate when there are compensable injuries. You will need an attorney who is well-versed in both federal and state commercial trucking regulations, including Title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations, U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA).
Trucking Accident Statistics
- Commercial trucks are involved in 2.4% of all car accidents.
- One person is injured or killed in a truck accident every 16 minutes.
- Nearly 5,000 people are killed in truck accidents every year. Nearly 98% of the time, the driver of the other vehicle is killed in a truck accident.
Compensation and Justice You Deserve From Your Truck Accident
It is our job to asses all injuries, medical bills (surgeries, medications, etc.), physical pain, mental suffering and loss of income after an accident. While we realize that in many cases no amount of money can replace your loss, we can help you get the compensation you deserve. Let us handle the insurance companies while you focus on getting well.
Experienced, Empathetic and Professional in Dealing With Your Truck Accident
Our team of experienced and skilled Washington truck accident lawyers will examine the facts of the case, evaluate your potential claim, determine which parties and insurance companies are responsible, and finally organize all of the details in preparing and presenting your case.
Now that you’ve found us, your stress and anxiety from your looming medical bills and wage loss can be easier to manage. Our truck accident attorneys are dedicated in their understanding of insurance policies and provisions. We help our clients get the most for their injury claims because we are extremely proficient in this practice.
There are several main components in making a claim for personal injury:
- Determine liability, that is, who caused the accident and who should be held legally responsible.
- Establishing an amount of damages. We will leave no stone unturned. Our team will maximize your return, getting the most out of what you are legally entitled to receive.
- Determining where to collect damages from. We look for any and all sources, such as insurance policies and individual assets, that may be available for payment of a settlement or damage awards. This allows our clients to get the compensation they need, and fast.
Get started with your Free Truck Accident Case Evaluation
At Phillips Law Firm, our truck accident attorneys are dedicated to getting you justice and compensation you deserve. Call us at 1-800-708-6000. We are waiting to assist you 24/7, with a free case evaluation. Remember our no fee promise. That means if we do not recover anything for you, you do not owe us an attorney fee.