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Trucking Accident Injury Attorneys

50+ Million Recovered. 500+ Five Star Reviews.

SEATTLE

Trucking Accident Injury Attorneys

50+ Million Recovered. 500+ Five Star Reviews.

SEATTLE

Trucking Accident Injury Attorneys

50+ Million Recovered. 500+ Five Star Reviews.
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$50+ Million Recovered. 500+ Five Star Reviews.

50+ Million Recovered.
500+ Five Star Reviews.

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Were You Injured in a Seattle Trucking Accident?

There are hardly any experiences that can have a more profound impact on your life than a trucking accident. The injuries you sustain can completely derail your normal routine and make it seem as though you are trapped, destined to deal with discomfort and rising medical costs for the rest of time. At Van Law Firm, we’ve worked with countless trucking accident victims, and so we know just how scary and jarring such a crash can be. Accident victims can rest assured knowing that we do everything in our power to get you the best treatment and the highest possible settlement. 

As a veteran personal injury firm, our Seattle trucking accident attorneys will guide you through all the ins and outs of your claim in a timely and efficient fashion, so that you can focus on regaining your strength and getting back as close to normal as possible. With decades of experience and over 500 5-star reviews, you won’t want to take your case anywhere else. 

Possible Trucking Accident Causes

Contrary to popular belief, the driver of a truck is not always the sole reason why a crash occurred, as there are many potential causes, such as a malfunction with the truck itself or a spell of bad weather. Unfortunately, truck drivers are often pulled from many different directions, as they are obligated to obey both the traditional traffic laws as well as any additional requirements set forth by their employer, such as long driving hours or mileage requirements. 

Trucking accidents can be caused by a large number of factors, including but not limited to:

  • Driving while distracted by texting, smoking, eating, etc. 
  • Aggressive turns and lane changes
  • Driving while intoxicated by alcohol, cannabis, or medication 
  • Not checking mirrors for blindspots (or not having proper mirrors at all) 
  • Driving while drowsy or sleepy
  • Speeding 
  • Following behind other vehicles too closely 
  • Aggressive driving in inclement weather
  • Vehicle internal malfunction or defect (engine, transmission) 
  • Unsecured or improperly loaded cargo 
  • External vehicle malfunction (tire, brake light)

Let us evaluate your situation and determine the best path to take to help you achieve your goals. Give our injury attorneys a call today at (360) 200-0000.

Determining Liability in a Trucking Accident Case

One thing that separates trucking accidents from standard auto accidents is that there are almost always more parties involved, such as the driver, the driver’s private insurer, the trucking company, and the truck insurer. As such, determining fault can be tricky, as it can fall on any one of the aforementioned parties, or a combination of multiple. If the driver was impaired or made an ill-advised decision, that case is relatively clear-cut; however, occasionally trucking employers will also be implicated if their policies are deemed to be contributory to more accidents. 

In the event that a trucking crash was caused by either an internal or external malfunction with the truck, the fault may be attributed to any leasing company that owns the truck, or even the manufacturer. Given the fact that truck drivers regularly haul loads that are tens of thousands of pounds, any breakdown of systems such as the wheels and tires, transmission, brakes, and engine could have devastating results. 

Actions to Take Following a Trucking Crash

It’s not hard to get swept up in the commotion that usually follows a trucking accident, but there are steps that drivers can take to be proactive in their case, such as: 

  • Call the authorities: Police generally respond to most trucking accidents, but you should ensure that they do by calling them yourself. Any accident report they submit could be of vital importance to your claim. They can also drug test the driver at the scene if there is suspicion of impairment. 
  • Get medical attention: Be sure to seek treatment for all injuries, no matter how minimal they may seem. This is beneficial to your claim because it establishes a timeline, and you can always point back to the fact that you sought care right away.
  • Use your phone to take pictures: Try to get all angles of the scene, and include any location identifiers. Click here for a full list of pics to take. 
  • Jot down any notes: This may not seem important, but any information at the scene of the crash could potentially become important down the line. Write down anything that sticks out as odd or noteworthy. 
  • Collect information: For a trucking accident, always get the contact and insurance information from both the driver and the trucking company. Claimants should avoid speaking with any representative from either the trucking company or their insurer, and don’t sign anything before seeking legal representation. 
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Contact Trusted Seattle Trucking Accident Attorneys

When you’re struggling to recover compensation after being injured in a trucking accident, contact the experienced Seattle trucking accident attorneys from Van Law Firm for a free and no-obligation consultation and case review. Call (360) 200-0000 for more information.  We’ve helped countless Seattle-area crash victims get back on their feet with rightful compensation and top-notch treatment. If you don’t take our word for it, read through just one of our 500+ 5-star reviews and see for yourself. 

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