Serious trucking collisions happen virtually every day in Washington. Because these semi-trucks are bigger, heavier, are less effective at both steering and braking, they cause permanent injury and death at a substantially higher rate than collisions with other vehicles. Truck drivers in Washington operate on very tight schedules and are often sleep deprived. It only takes a short time for a misstep to cause a collision that could change someone’s life forever.
Semi-trucks, sometimes known as “eighteen wheelers” or “big rigs”, are not the sole cause of all truck accidents. Many accidents are caused by vans, delivery trucks, dump trucks, logging trucks, garbage trucks, moving trucks, and courier service trucks. They may either be owned by an individual, or a business entity.
In trucking accidents, the victim often incurs more than just medical bills during recovery. Being a victim of a trucking collision can sometimes involve weeks or months of lost wages. In some cases, a victim’s ability to work may be permanently affected or even lost.
What Can Be Recovered In A Trucking Accident Claim
Our attorneys will begin working on your case immediately to determine what, if any, recovery our client is entitled to. Recovery can include benefits such as:
- Past and future medical expenses related to the injury caused including surgeries, hospital stays, chronic pain and suffering and funeral expenses, if applicable;
- Lost wages due to missed time at work, if applicable;
- Loss of past or future earning potential, if applicable; and
- Other forms of economic and noneconomic loss, if applicable.
Washington’s Law Firm Is Dedicated To Helping The Injured People Of Washington
Do I Need a Lawyer for My Semi Truck Accident Case?
The answer is almost certainly yes. These are much more comprehensive claims in terms of the damage to one’s life. Many cases cause soft tissue damage that will never fully be resolved, or otherwise require lifetime treatment or care. The insurance company assigns their most experienced lawyers to these cases, many times before the victim leaves the hospital. Their job is to do whatever it takes to limit the victim’s recovery. Whether it is an exhaustive investigation into the accident scene to apportion fault to the victim, to dispute the liability of the injuries sustained, to simply ignore any contact with the victim, or to pressure a victim into accepting an immediate settlement before they realize the extent of their true losses, they will work against you every step of the way.
Call Now To Get Started
Trucking accident cases are not to be taken lightly. Victims of these collisions will be facing friction at every stage of the process. This only makes recovering from the injuries sustained an even worse experience. They do not have to face this alone. The insurance company starts working against you immediately, so don’t wait to talk to an experienced attorney about your case. Depending on fact-specific circumstances, Washington’s Law Firm may acquire co-counsel in order to combine our resources so that the client can best be served. Our trucking collision lawyers offer a free, confidential, no obligation consultation. We operate on a contingency basis – if you do not recover, neither do we.