Seattle Truck Accident Lawyers
Attorneys for Truck Accident Cases in Washington
The majority of Seattle commercial truck accidents result in catastrophic injuries and death. These incidents often cause amputations, brain damage, and spinal cord trauma that require extended treatment and rehabilitation programs.
For the victims, in addition to physical pain and emotional anguish, wages plummet and medical expenses skyrocket. When the wreck involves fatalities, families are left shattered, and often without the support of their sole breadwinner.
Tragically, most semi-truck accidents could be prevented, and are directly attributable to negligence or wrongdoing on the part of either the trucking company or the operator.
The most commonly cited causes of trucking accidents in the state of Washington include:
- Impaired driving due to the consumption of alcohol or the use of drugs.
- Drivers who are too fatigued to be behind the wheel.
- Handling of the rig in a reckless manner.
- Poorly maintained equipment, especially tires and/or brakes.
- Overloading of the rig.
- Jack knifing the rig.
- Poorly secured or imbalanced loads.
- The use of defective parts in the maintenance of the truck.
Accidents caused by driver negligence or wrongdoing also incur liability in most cases for their employer. This is but one of the many reasons that these cases are more complex that other auto accidents. Large trucking firms have the necessary resources to hire insurance experts and multiple attorneys to handle their cases.
With a professional team at their disposal, trucking companies begin to collect evidence and interview witnesses from day one. All resources go toward strengthening their case with an eye toward paying the least amount of compensation to victims possible.
If you have been injured in a truck accident, or if you have lost a loved one you need the guidance of the skilled attorneys at the Bernard Law Group. We have extensive training and specific experience in this field. We will get our resources in place and working for you quickly so you are not placed at a disadvantage with the trucking companies.
Our expertise gives you the edge you need. The attorneys, accident reconstruction experts, and insurance specialists on our team will work tirelessly on your case to ensure that you receive maximum compensation.
Half the battle lies in securing and preserving evidence. This process must begin immediately before key evidence is lost, misplaced or deliberately destroyed, thus severely reducing your chances of receiving a fair settlement. Our team will make sure you never find yourself in that situation.
The Bernard Law Group offers a free, no obligation consultation to all potential clients. Once you are with us, we will keep you apprised of all development in your case on a regular basis.
We evaluate your insurance coverage and advise you on the best way to handle medical and rehabilitation expenses. We take care of tedious paperwork and procedures. You need to focus on your recovery and getting back to the business of your life. We’ll focus on your case.
Our firm does not charge a fee until we recover compensation for you. Call us today at 1-800-418-8282 to get more information about pursuing your rights and claiming the just compensation to which you are entitled.