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Serving Truck Accident Victims from our Vancouver Law Office
Automobile accidents and truck accidents are very different. The truck accident attorneys of Bernard Law Group understand these differences. They are ready to help if you are a victim of semi truck, truck, or tractor-trailer accident.
At Bernard Law Group, we have the manpower, know-how, and the resources to help you win your case.
Most importantly, we have the passion and dedication to fight for justice.
If you are looking for a reliable semi truck accident lawyer who will fight for you in Vancouver, do not despair. Bernard Law Group offers the help you need.
For a free, confidential case evaluation please contact us immediately.
Do Not Accept a Settlement Without an Attorney
To better understand what a trucking accident case in Vancouver might entail, take a look at the ten most common factors behind truck accidents in Washington state.
Semi-trucks, 18 Wheelers, cargo trucks and commercial trucks are significantly heavier and larger than a passenger vehicle.
When they collide with a car, motorcycle or another commercial vehicle, the chances of someone walking away unharmed from the truck accident is low.
The speed and size of commercial trucks and big rigs make truck accidents one of the most catastrophic types of accidents in the United States.
Most of these accidents result in severe injuries, and many cause death. Having our big rig accident firm fight for you to get you the compensation you deserve.
Big rigs are easy to spot. They’ve got intrusive horns, they take up the entire road, and they’re pretty darn hard to miss when you see one roaring up behind you in the rear-view mirror.
If you are in an accident with your truck you need a truck accident lawyer in Vancouver. Never accept a settlement without one!
FMCSA: Trucking Accidents On The Rise
According to the latest FMCSA report on truck accidents, there was a 34% decrease in the number of fatal trucking accidents in America between 2005 and 2009.
However, officials saw a whooping 40% increase in fatal truck crashes between 2009 and 2017.
In addition, regulators said that the number of trucks involved in fatal accidents increased 10% from 2016 to 2017.
The number of trucks involved in personal injury crashes increased by 5% in the same period.
Property damage accidents involving large trucks increased by 3%.
What Causes Truck Accidents?
To determine who is at fault, the attorneys at Bernard Law Group will look at the details of the accident.
Here is a list of the ten most common causes of trucking and semi-truck accidents across America.
- Brake problems
- Traffic flow interruption (congestion, previous crash)
- Prescription drug use
- Traveling too fast for conditions
- Unfamiliarity with roadway
- Roadway problems
- Required to stop before crash (traffic control device, crosswalk)
- Over-the-counter drug use
- Inadequate surveillance
How Fatigue Contributes To Trucking Accidents
Drowsy driving, like distracted and drunk driving, is highly dangerous.
According to the National Transportation and Safety Board (NTSB), fatigue is a factor in about 25% of all fatal trucking accidents. But what many drivers do not realize is that driving while tired is negligent behavior.
When third parties act negligently, they put the lives of others, as well as their own, in grave danger.
In such cases involving drowsy driving, however, drivers might not be the only negligent parties.
Many trucking companies and other firms force drivers to meet unrealistic scheduling expectations.
This leads to dangerous sleep deprivation. Other factors that contribute to driver fatigue include:
- Poor Eating Habits
- Loading Heavy Cargo Between Trips
- Time on the Road for a Single Trip
- Irregular Schedules
- Too Much Night Driving
Common Vancouver Truck Accident Damages
Much like in the rest of Washington state, Vancouver truck accident victims can suffer a series of damages in a trucking accident. When attorneys file truck accident claims on the victim’s behalf, they often include the following damages:
- Loss of wages
- Loss of earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Medical bills
- Medical treatment (surgery, rehabilitation fees, other related procedures)
- Permanent scarring
- Anguish, mental suffering
Were You In A Vancouver Trucking Accident?
If you were injured in a Vancouver trucking accident, or in a semi truck accident, the Bernard Law Group is ready to fight for your rights.
Our experienced semi truck accident lawyers know how to build a strong case for maximum compensation.
In order to litigate a truck accident to the fullest extent, our attorneys are not afraid to use the resources needed to succeed.
Many lawyers will drop truck accidents because of how difficult such accidents are to handle. Here at Bernard Law Group, however, we’re not afraid to do all it takes to stand up for what’s right.
Our Vancouver truck accident attorneys will carry out a thorough investigation of the accident, paying close attention to the truck’s post-accident condition, and by analyzing all damages incurred because of the crash.
In many cases, attorneys are able to identify different parties involved in the crash that might be held responsible for the accident.
Unfortunately, these details are often ignored by victims who do not seek the help of a personal injury attorney while trying to handle their case on their own. That’s why you need a professional with experience in recovering millions for victims of truck accidents.
If you or a loved one was injured in a truck accident in Vancouver, WA, Bernard Law Group will make sure that the responsible parties are held accountable.
Whether it is a truck driver, their employer or even the company that maintains the truck, we will make sure you receive the compensation you are entitled.
Vancouver Truck Injury Attorneys: Over 30 Years of Experience
No-Fee Guarantee and a Free Consultation
If you’re worried about the price of our expert services, don’t be.
We offer every one of our clients a guarantee that we won’t take a dime of their money until after we’ve gotten them compensation. If you don’t get paid, neither do we.
When pursuing legal action against a negligent party in a truck accident, our Vancouver truck accident attorneys will work to establish that the accident was caused due to negligence.
How Can Bernard Law Group’s
Vancouver Truck Accident Lawyers Help?
When it comes to helping victims of semi truck accidents, our attorneys have the resources to help victims every step of the way. We help them obtain the care they need to recover and work toward obtaining a just settlement.
Building a solid case isn’t easy. Our truck accident attorneys investigate each case that is brought to them with the same dedication.
They examine whether the driver and the company that hired him or her were negligent, and whether the driver was properly trained. They look into whether there were any damages or defects to the tires as well as other trucking equipment.
They look into whether brakes, hitches, axles, and other parts were routinely checked and into whether they were working properly prior to the crash.
They also look into maintenance logs and whether the company or driver responsible for the truck was keeping up with federal and state regulations.
Trucking companies can face massive liability if state and federal regulations aren’t followed. Bernard Law Group semi accident attorneys know how to navigate these matters so victims and their loved ones can focus on their health and well being.
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Bernard Law Group Vancouver Office Location
13215 SE Mill Plain Blvd.
Ste. C-8 #149
Vancouver, WA 98684
Driving Directions to Our Vancouver Office
Get on I-90 E and take exit 281 for Division St toward US-2 E/US-395 N/Newport/Colville. Keep right and follow signs for Division St S. Turn left onto E 4th Ave, continue onto E 5th Ave. Turn right onto S. Sherman St and turn left onto E 10th Ave. Slight right onto S. Southeast Blvd and continue onto E Southeast Blvd. Turn left onto E 27th Ave. Turn right onto S Mt. Vernon St., and finally turn right onto E 29th Ave.