Federal Way’s proximity to the Port of Tacoma as well as easy access to I-5, Highway 18, and Pacific Highway mean many large trucks in the area. While most commercial truck drivers are safe, sometimes collisions happen. If you’ve been a victim, we encourage you to reach out a Federal Way truck accident lawyer for help.
There are often special considerations when filing a personal injury claim after a truck accident. It’s possible you could be dealing with multiple at-fault parties. Plus, it’s not uncommon for victims to have sustained severe injuries requiring substantial medical care. A well-versed lawyer will fight to ensure you receive a fair settlement that more than covers your costs.
While there are many ways that accidents can happen, here are some common scenarios:
Of course, it’s not always the truck driver’s fault. Drivers may not give trucks enough room to make a turn, change lanes, or come to a stop. If you’re unsure about who’s at fault, an experienced attorney can help review the facts of what happened.
There are many ways that victims can be harmed in a collision with a large truck, including:
It’s important to get assessed by a doctor as soon as possible following an accident. Often, with adrenaline pumping you might not realize the extent of your injuries until days after. Incidentally, this is another reason why you should use caution when speaking to the insurance agent about how you’re feeling. If asked, do not provide a recorded statement. Anything you say can be used to diminish your personal injury claim.
Unfortunately, sometimes the crash is so catastrophic that the victim does not survive. If this has happened to your loved one, one of our attorneys may still be able to help. In the state of Washington, certain close family members are eligible to receive compensation on behalf of a wrongfully-killed loved one (see RCW 4.20.020).
These family members include a spouse (or state registered domestic partner) or child (including a stepchild). If none of these relationships exist, a parent or sibling may recover. One of our compassionate attorneys would be happy to meet with your family to discuss how our state’s law could apply to your situation.
Would you like to discuss what happened with a Federal Way truck accident lawyer? At Ladenburg Law, we offer free case reviews. These meetings are no-obligation and kept in strict confidence. If we choose to work together, you owe us nothing unless we’re able to win you a settlement. No matter what, you’ll walk away with valuable legal information about your case.