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The Best Seattle Truck Accident Lawyers
If you’re in an accident with a semi-truck you need to contact the best truck accident lawyers in Seattle. Never accept a settlement from an insurance company without a thorough, professional review of your case.
Our highly qualified Seattle truck accident attorneys examine the details of truck accident cases at no cost.
Semi-trucks, cargo trucks, and commercial trucks are significantly heavier and larger than passenger vehicles. When they collide with a car or motorcycle the results are often disastrous.
The chances of someone walking away unharmed from the crash are incredibly low. Truck accident victims should contact us immediately for a free, and confidential, case evaluation.
Big rigs are easy to spot. They’ve got intrusive horns and take up the entire road. As a result, it’s should be easy to spot a semi-truck roaring up behind you in the rear-view mirror. Unfortunately, truck accident statistics say otherwise.
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Can I File A Truck Accident Lawsuit?
Truck accident victims in Seattle who seek the help of our truck accident lawyers should rest assured that their case will be in good hands.
To help you understand why attorneys can file lawsuits to recover compensation for truck accident injuries, we put together a list of factors.
These truck accident causes help to prove that parties involved in the collision were negligent.
Common Reasons to File Truck Accident Lawsuits:
- Overloaded trucks
- Lack of trucking experience
- Ignoring speed limits
- Ignoring traffic laws
- Drowsy driving
- Distracted driving
- Operating oversized trucks on narrow roads
- Failure to adjust to truck’s blind spots
- Lack of proper truck and trailer maintenance
- Lack of proper truck driver supervision
- Hiring unqualified drivers
- Lack of proper training
- Driving a truck for long periods of time
- Failure to take required breaks
Semi-Truck Accidents Are Highly Destructive
The speed and size of big rigs make truck accidents all too common. Some of the most catastrophic accidents in the United States involve semi-trucks and automobiles.
Most truck accidents result in severe injuries. Sadly, many cause deaths. Consulting our Seattle truck accident lawyers won’t turn back time but it helps get the compensation you deserve.
An experienced truck accident lawyer is necessary to work on the unique challenges of dealing with truck accidents whether they are truck rollovers, big rig accidents, log truck accidents, or a jackknifed truck.
Trucks are large, powerful vehicles that are extremely useful when it comes to transporting large amounts of materials from one place to another.
However, with such convenience comes a greatly increased degree of danger that presents itself whenever accidents occur. The sheer size of a commercial truck puts all other motorists at great risk of injury in the event of a collision.
Continue reading below in order to better understand causes that lead to semi-truck accident claims. We’ve identified ten common factors that cause truck accidents in Seattle and Washington state. Knowing them won’t prevent all accidents but it will help avoid dangerous situations.
Contact us now if you were in a truck accident. If not, read on to learn how to protect yourself from future catastrophe.
What Causes Semi-Truck Accidents?
The attorneys at Bernard Law Group review the details of a semi-truck accident in depth to identify the cause. This enables them to declare who, or what, is at-fault.
After they determine the cause of the truck accident, they begin preparing their case. No law firm is more skilled at unearthing every detail and factor that lead to an accident.
Trucks are sophisticated machines that require regular maintenance to prevent engine problems and brake failure. In addition, trailer hitches must be regularly inspected to avoid runaway trailer accidents.
Brake lights and side reflectors must all be functioning properly. Failure to see a large truck at night could result in either a rear or under-ride collision. An under-ride collision occurs when a passenger vehicle is dragged after becoming wedged underneath a tractor-trailer.
This report, produced by researchers from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), shows over a hundred factors associated with truck accidents. It’s easy to see that there is a lot to investigate after a semi-truck accident!
The Ten Most Common Causes of Semi-Truck Accidents;
- Brake problems
- Prescription drug use
- Unfamiliarity with roadway
- Required to stop before crash (traffic control device, crosswalk)
- Traffic flow interruption (congestion, previous crash)
- Traveling too fast for conditions
- Over-the-counter drug use
- Inadequate surveillance
- Roadway problems
Who's at Fault in a Truck Accident?
Negligence can be attributed to truck drivers, trucking companies, and/or the owner of the involved truck when accidents occur. If mechanical failure caused the incident, then the truck’s owner can be held liable for damages. If a driver loses control of his rig for any reason, he should be held liable for damages.
If dangerous road conditions, such as poorly paved surfaces or obscured street signs/traffic signals are the cause of the accident, then even the city/governing body of the location in which the accident occurred may be responsible for monetary damages.
In any event, it is important to have someone on your side that can sort through the details of your accident and determine the identity of the negligent party at fault. At the Bernard Law Group, our lawyers will help you to receive monetary compensation to help cover medical bills, physical therapy costs, and possibly even lost wages.
Please contact us today for a free consultation! You will have a knowledgeable truck accident attorney examine every aspect of your case to ensure that your rights are upheld in a court of law and negligent parties are rightfully held accountable for their actions.
What Injuries Can Truck Accident Victims Suffer?
Semi-truck accident lawyers know that collisions involving large vehicles are very different from passenger vehicle accidents.
While most injuries are associated with every type of vehicle accident, truck accidents often lead to more severe levels of injury.
Compensation for these injuries is typically higher than injuries sustained in other accidents. Recovery is more difficult and takes longer.
Winning or settling these claims is also harder. That’s where we step in!
Some common truck accident injuries include:
- Broken or Fractured Bones
- Spinal Cord Damage
- Brain Damage
How Can Seattle Truck Accident Lawyers Help?
The Bernard Law Group is ready to fight for your legal rights. Our experienced semi-truck accident attorneys know how to build a strong case and secure maximum compensation.
Many personal injury lawyers don’t take truck accident cases because they think litigation is too difficult. However, we’re willing to do anything necessary to stand up for victims’ right. Our attorneys are not afraid to use their vast experience and resources.
In doing so, Bernard Law Group succeeds in defending all types of personal injury cases. Truck accident claims are no exception.
Our Seattle truck accident attorneys carry out a thorough investigation of the accident. Our accident inspection experts give great attention to the truck’s post-accident condition.
They take all damages incurred as a result of the crash into account. Besides reviewing physical and financial damages, our experts always consider mental and emotional distress.
Bernard Law Group: Over 30 Years of Excellence
Our Seattle truck accident lawyers identify all responsible parties involved in a crash. Unfortunately, victims and lesser skilled attorneys commonly ignore these details.
Possible guilty parties include truck drivers, their employers, truck maintenance companies, and other often overlooked people or companies.
Clients receive substantial compensation when they secure the help of Bernard Law Group. Our long history winning personal injury cases works to their advantage during truck accident claims. Our credentials are impeccable.
In addition to a 98% success rate, we have secured over half a billion dollars for our clients. Every second counts because insurance and trucking companies do not rest. Contact us before any more time passes!
We Represent Seattle Semi-Truck Accident Victims
Looking for truck accident lawyers in Seattle means you, or a loved one, have questions and need legal advice. We have the answers. The trusted personal injury attorneys of Bernard Law Group represent victims of semi-truck accidents in Seattle.
Our experience and knowledge in all areas of personal injury law is second to none. Let it work for you!
We represent Seattle truck accident victims with an amazing success rate. When you call us, or fill out our contact form, our legal experts ensure that your needs are met.
Starting with a free consultation and following through to a settlement or jury verdict, we work for you 100 percent!
Seattle’s Most Trusted Personal Injury Law Experts
Bernard Law Group is Seattle’s most trusted personal injury law experts.
In addition to Seattle truck accident claims, we handle car accidents, animal attacks, prescription drug claims, and other injury cases.
If the negligence of another party caused injury or damage, we can help.
Truck Accident Settlements and Verdicts
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Seattle, WA 98109
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