People often call our office and ask, “How much is my Spokane truck accident claim worth?”

Before we can provide an answer, however, we need to review the details of your accident and discuss the injuries and expenses you have experienced as a result of the truck crash. The best thing to do is to come in for your free consultation so that we can review your case in full. Detailed below is some information that will give you an idea of what to expect.


Questions We Will Ask

Your attorney will need to ask several questions in order to understand all the ways your injuries have impacted your life.

Some of our questions may include the following:

  • Have you received medical care?
  • How many doctors are you seeing?
  • Do you need physical therapy or rehabilitation?
  • Has your physical mobility been limited by your injuries?
  • Have you had to hire anyone to assist you with care or at home?
  • Have you been able to work? If so, how often?
  • How much money were you making at work prior to being injured?
  • Have you incurred any other expenses related to your accident and injury?

Once we have reviewed your answers and determined the cost of your past, current, and future medical care, we will be able to place an initial value on your claim.


Truck Accidents Are Complicated

In a truck accident case, proving negligence requires identifying all of the ways that both the truck driver and trucking company influenced what happened. This is usually not as cut-and-dry as it might seem, however.

To determine negligence in an 18-wheeler accident, we will review any and all of the following:

  • Maintenance and inspection records
  • Training documentation
  • Rest logs
  • Prior accident reports
  • The driver’s actions
  • Pictures and video
  • Witness statements
  • And more


What You Can Recover

You should be able to receive compensation for all of your medical bills, including money for your future treatments. You should also receive reimbursement for any other expenses related to the accident.

Your lost wages will be taken into consideration, regardless of whether those losses were the result of going to a doctor’s appointment or are long-term losses due to an accident-related disability.

Even non-economic losses such as pain and suffering should be factored into your final settlement.


Time Matters

After a truck crash, call our office as soon as possible. There is a statute of limitations in Washington that only provides you three years in which to file your lawsuit.

We need to gather evidence and speak with witnesses while the information is fresh and still readily available. When dealing with a truck accident, road conditions could change, employees may leave the company, and documentation such as inspection logs may be destroyed after a certain amount of time has passed. This all makes it critical that we get started on your case right away.


Consult a Washington Truck Crash Attorney

Call Craig Swapp & Associates at 1-800-404-9000 or fill out the form below to receive help from an experienced truck accident attorney.

Your consultation is free and carries no obligation, so call today and find out what we can do for you.