Washington Truck Accident Lawyer
If you try to get compensation for your truck accident injuries by yourself, you’re likely to find yourself frustrated, confused, and just as financially unstable as you were before you started. Instead, enlist the help of an experienced Washington truck crash attorney.
Because of the massive size and weight of 18-wheelers and semi-trucks, getting smashed from behind or side-swiped by one of these huge trucks is likely to end in catastrophic injuries and property damage—or worse.
Many truck accidents are the result of someone else’s negligence. If you’ve been the victim of such carelessness, you deserve compensation for your suffering.
Our firm is here to help you with your case. A Washington truck accident lawyer will personally review the evidence, negotiate on your behalf, and fight aggressively to raise your chance of recovering a full settlement for your injuries.
Liability for Truck Accidents
Although it may not seem so initially, your accident may have been the result of the negligence of more than one party. The intricacy of the modern trucking industry means that multiple groups may have acted in the operation of the truck involved in your accident. One or more of these parties, many of which may not even be directly related, could have contributed to the crash.
Your Washington truck crash attorney will scrutinize the details of your case to determine who should be held accountable for your accident.
Some of the parties that could be held liable include the following:
- The trucker
- The trucking company
- The owner of the tractor or the cargo trailer
- The cargo loader
- The manufacturer of the truck or parts
- Those responsible for truck maintenance
Causes of Washington Truck Accidents
Determining the cause of your truck accident can also be a complicated task because a number of different reasons could have contributed. The most common cause of truck accidents is driver error, although defective parts, poor road conditions, or other factors could also have contributed.
Below is a list of some of the more frequent causes of truck accidents:
- Careless loading/overload
- Driver distraction or errors, including texting and cell phone use, speeding, and failing to yield or stop
- Driver fatigue
- Intoxicated driving
- Faulty truck parts
- Improperly trained truck drivers
- Shoddy truck maintenance
Helping You Recover Compensation
After an accident involving a semi-truck or 18-wheeler, you are likely facing a lengthy and expensive period of recovery. If your accident was someone else’s fault, you have every right to seek compensation from the negligent party.
A number of factors influence the value of your claim. The seriousness of your injuries, their effects on your day-to-day life (in both the short and long term), the loss of income due to an inability to work, and medical expenses all have an impact.
A qualified Washington truck collision lawyer will know everywhere to look for expenses that could be related to your accident and make sure those expenses are accounted for in your claim.
Contact a Washington Semi-Truck Crash Lawyer
When a truck accident leaves you injured and saddled with medical bills, you’re going to want justice. One way to get justice is to be compensated for the hardships you’ve suffered as a result of your accident.
But getting that compensation isn’t as simple as it may sound. That’s why a Washington truck accident lawyer is an ally you’ll want to have. Get in touch with Craig Swapp & Associates by calling 1-800-404-9000 or filling out the online contact form below.