Washington Truck Accident Lawyer
As a truck accident lawyer in WA, we can work to protect your rights while maximizing the value of your injury claim. Our objective is to have your medical and financial needs taken care of so you can focus on recovery and healing. This is much easier to do with an experienced attorney in your corner, so call for your free consultation today.
Why You Need an Attorney
When you are in a wreck, the other driver will probably be insured. Their insurance company will retain lawyers to represent them in an effort to push the blame onto you. If they can successfully prove that it was your fault, at least partially, they will limit their liability and exposure. For example, if a truck hit you but they can demonstrate that you were driving recklessly, the blame could shift to you. If the judge believes this, you will be assigned a portion of fault and that percentage will be deducted from the final settlement. This could cost you the entire claim or a significant portion of it. As a law firm, we advocate for your rights to ensure that you are not taken advantage of and that this does not happen.
Knowing Who to Sue
After being in a truck accident, it can be challenging to determine who is liable and who you should sue. In a traditional car accident, the process is far easier. You sue the other driver and their insurance company. However, when you are hit by a truck, they could be driving for themselves as an owner-operator or they could work for a larger company. Understanding this is critical because the company they work for could have liability. The same is true for if they were contracted to carry products across town or across country. Did they company contracting them put on any careless guidelines or expectations that could have caused the crash? These and so many more are questions that we will need to ask and have answered because it will show us who to sue.
A Truck Accident Lawyer in WA Can Prove Negligence
Once we have identified all the parties involved, we will look at the role played by each. This helps us determine negligence. For example, if a truck driver hit you but they were completely trained and using a truck that was well-maintained, it could be driver error with them responsible. However, if they were driving a truck that had not received a recent maintenance check, the liability could lie with the actual company. Determining and proving negligence is a critical component for any case. In fact, it’s the most critical since it directly impacts your ability to receive a financial award.
Maximizing Your Injury Claim
As a truck accident lawyer in WA, we can help you get the most money for your injuries. Part of maximizing your claim is taking the time to research the damage. We will do so by reviewing any quotes received by the auto body shop. Next, we will review your medical records and speak with your doctor to determine the full extent and nature of your injuries. Once we understand what you are dealing with and what treatment will cost now and in the future, we can begin to determine what the value of your case should be. We will also look at your work situation to see if it has been influenced by your injuries. If you were unable to work in the same capacity or had to miss time from work, these are things that should be factored in to ensure you receive the maximum value of your claim. During your consultation, we can discuss this further.
A Truck Accident Lawyer in WA Will Work With the Insurance Company for You
Once you have retained our law firm, we will take over negotiations with the insurance company on your behalf. This will begin right away, so we can help you to receive necessary medical care, etc. Then, through settlement negotiations or going to court, we will protect your rights and work to get you the compensation you deserve for your injuries.
Ask Your Questions Today
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