It is never good when accidents occur, but when accidents involve a large truck, the consequences are usually especially severe. Because large trucks weigh so much, they are harder to maneuver and stop. They also cause substantial damage to any other vehicle that they collide with because of they are so much bigger. In many cases, victims of truck accidents deserve compensation for the harm that they have suffered due to these severe accidents.
Truck Accident Claims
Anyone injured due to the negligence of a truck driver or trucking company is entitled to compensation for their harm. Unfortunately, when these types of accidents occur, trucking companies and insurance companies will fight to deny claims and minimize the amount that they have to pay. Truck accident victims typically need to hire an experienced personal injury attorney to gain the compensation they deserve.
These cases can often be highly complex. Proving the facts of a claim often requires obtaining forensic evidence from the crash site, information from the trucking company, and testimony from eyewitnesses and crash experts. There can also be multiple possible defendants in these cases, including the truck driver, the trucking company, and anyone involved in the maintenance of the truck. Moreover, these cases often implicate both state and federal law. All truck drivers in Washington owe a duty under Washington state law to drive with reasonable care. If a truck driver or trucking company violates Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration regulations and causes an accident, victims are entitled to compensation based upon federal law as well. If you have been the victim of a truck accident, a personal injury attorney can investigate the facts of your case, analyze the applicable law, and get you the best possible settlement or outcome possible.
Call Lish Whitson PLLC to Discuss Your Case Today
Attorney Lish Whitson has more than 30 years of experience as a trial lawyer in the state of Washington. He fights for justice for truck accident victims throughout the Seattle area, including in Seattle and Bellevue. Lish is dedicated to getting his clients the compensation they deserve, whether though negotiation or advocacy at trial. If you or a loved one has been the victim of a truck accident, call truck accident attorney Lish Whitson to schedule a consultation at (206) 892-2164.