Spokane 18-Wheeler Accident Lawyer
According to police records, there were 438,000 big trucks involved in an accident in 2014. There were at least 111,000 people injured in these crashes.
If you have been injured in a wreck involving a lost load, an underride, or some other type of truck accident, you need to retain a Spokane 18-wheeler accident lawyer from Craig Swapp & Associates. We can help you file a lawsuit to seek financial compensation for your injuries and the impact they have had on your life.
Your Risk of Injury Is High
The National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration analyzed accident statistics and found that 83 percent of the people injured in big truck accidents were in other vehicles or on the road as a pedestrian or bicyclist.
Put simply, if you are in an accident with an 18-wheeler, chances are that you will be the one injured and not the trucker.
Due to the sheer size and weight of these vehicles, you also have an increased risk of serious injury and death. This makes being examined by a doctor critical.
Seeking Medical Care
If you do not have health insurance and are worried about the expense of visiting a doctor, don’t be.
We can work with your insurance company to ensure that your medical bills are paid while you are recovering. You should be provided with a claim number and can use that at the doctor’s office instead of paying yourself.
Determining Fault for a Truck Accident
After being in a truck crash, you need the help of a Spokane 18-wheeler accident lawyer from our office to prove the fault or negligence of the other party.
When you’re in an accident with a big truck, this can become challenging because you need to determine how much responsibility, if any, the trucking company had compared to the driver. To do so, we may conduct depositions or request that certain documents be produced:
- Rest logs
- Maintenance and inspection records
- Training records and certificates
- Compliance information
- Past accident data
- And more
If we can prove that the trucking company did not take care of their rigs or provide employees with adequate training, they could be partially responsible and be named in your lawsuit.
Compensation for Your Injuries and Damages
How much money you receive depends in part on your attorney’s ability to build a strong case demonstrating the other party’s negligence while also illustrating the full impact your injuries have had on your life. A Spokane 18-wheeler accident lawyer from our firm can do both.
When calculating the value of your claim, we look at things beyond just medical bills:
- How your injury has impacted your ability to work, if you can work at all, and what income you have lost
- Whether you have had to hire people to help you at home or with the children
- If you have had transportation or housing expenses associated with receiving care
- Physical therapy and rehabilitation expenses
- Any other accident-related expenses
Get Started with a Spokane 18-Wheeler Accident Lawyer
Due to a three-year statute of limitations in Washington State, you need to retain a Spokane 18-wheeler accident lawyer and file a lawsuit as quickly as possible. This will preserve your right to sue and receive financial compensation.