A truck accident often leaves victims with severe injuries that can have a long-term impact on not only their health, but also their lives. These injuries may require hospitalization and may also affect the ability to return to work.
If you suffered injuries in a large truck accident, you need committed legal representation on your side. We can help recover the compensation you need to get your life back on track. Our accident attorneys serve all of Washington State including but not limited to Seattle, Bellevue, Vancouver and Tacoma.
Looking Out for Your Best Interests Every Step of the Way
If you suffered injuries in a truck accident, randomly choosing a car accident lawyer from the phone book won’t do. Truck accident claims are more complicated than car accidents. Consider this – in a typical auto accident claim, it’s you against the other motorist and his insurer. In contrast, a truck accident claim can include a number of parties. That means more complications for victims who find themselves pitted against large corporations with extensive legal resources.
In a situation like this, you need attorneys on your side who know how to deal with trucking companies and who can protect your interests at every stage. At the Holland Law Group, we help you through every stage of your legal claim, from evidence collection to settlement negotiations to litigation in a courtroom, if necessary.
Identifying Parties Liable for Your Truck Accident
One of the most critical aspects of a truck accident case is identifying the parties liable for your injuries and the damages you’ve suffered as a result. As noted above, there are multiple parties that might be liable. We’ll evaluate the circumstances of your accident to figure out which parties to name in your case. Some of the parties that might be liable are listed below.
- the truck driver.
- the trucking company.
- any maintenance or repair companies involved in the maintenance of the truck.
- a party responsible for loading the cargo on the truck.
- the manufacturer of the truck or other vehicles.
- and, more.
We conduct thorough investigations of our clients’ cases so as not to leave any stone unturned. There are numerous parties involved in commercial trucking, and it’s vital to identify all who may be liable for your accident. Liability ultimately depends on a particular party’s (or parties’) negligent acts and identifying the cause and contributing factors of the accident.
If a shipper improperly loaded the truck cargo and the unbalanced load contributed to the accident, we’ll collect evidence to prove it. A driver taking turns too fast also might be liable, and his or her employer might be vicariously liable for its actions. A truck accident lawyer at our Washington law firm will investigate all details of your accident to prove what caused it and who is liable for your injuries.
Ensuring You Recover All Damages to Which You’re Entitled
A truck accident claim should seek all damages you’ve suffered as a result of the accident, both short- and long-term. Our lawyers at the Holland Law Group on Mercer Island and Vancouver will make sure you identify all the damages you suffered to recover a fair settlement. Some of the damages you may pursue are listed below.
- medical expenses (including hospitalization, doctor fees, medication costs and diagnostic tests).
- lost income and future earning capacity.
- and, pain and suffering.
You don’t have to try to pick up the pieces on your own after a truck accident in Washington The attorneys at the Holland Law Group will identify liable parties and make sure you account for immediate and long-term damages when filing a claim. Call 206-508-7777 to set up a free consultation today.