A truck accident can be more devastating and dangerous than any other accident type. But an Olympia 18-wheeler accident lawyer can help you recover from the injuries and financial burdens you’re facing.

Semi-trucks are a convenient way for businesses to ship their goods across Washington and around the country, but for many drivers, these trucks become dangerous quickly. Many truck drivers may try speeding or working long hours to meet tight deadlines, and when this happens, you might pay for their negligence.

When you’re seriously injured by an 18-wheeler, it may be time to get an Olympia truck accident lawyer on your side. Semi-trucks can leave you with worse injuries and higher expenses than other vehicle accidents, making them much more difficult to recover from.

Fortunately, the lawyers at Craig Swapp & Associates can help. We’ll walk you through what you need for your case so you can get the full compensation you deserve.

Determining Fault in Olympia Truck Accidents

One of your first steps will be determining who’s responsible for your injuries. While you may think it’s the person who caused your accident, the person responsible for the accident isn’t always the person responsible for your compensation.

The difference between a trucker and the average person on the road is that truckers are at work. For many truck drivers, this means their employer is the one liable—or at least partly liable—for the injuries they cause. That means you might need to seek compensation from the trucking company.

This might require a little research, but being aware of employer liability will get you one step closer to the compensation you need after your Olympia truck accident. Having the correct defendant at the start of your case will mean more time to focus on your compensation and on defending your right to recover. 

The Compensation You’re Owed

Truck accidents are some of the most devastating collisions. Not only are 18-wheelers more difficult to stop and much larger than the average car, but you may also be dealing with dangerous cargo. Hazardous materials or gasoline can cause severe injuries and even put your life at risk.

It’s important to consider all the losses you’ve suffered because of your commercial trucking collision. Whether these damages are financial or non-financial, you deserve full compensation as you struggle to recover. Your compensation may include the following:

  • Current and future medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of consortium
  • Pain and suffering
  • Mental trauma

Contact an Olympia Semi-Truck Accident Attorney

The suffering you’ve experienced at the hands of a careless truck driver may be extreme, and you deserve compensation that can help you recover from that pain. The attorneys at Craig Swapp & Associates can help you fight for what’s owed to you so you can focus on your recovery.

Truck accidents are uniquely serious, so it’s important to act soon to get your compensation. We can start with a free consultation—call us to review your case, discuss your options, and get started on your claim.

To begin, reach out to an Olympia truck accident lawyer. Give us a call at 1-800-404-9000, or fill out the form below.

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