Kent Truck Accident Lawyer

When a commercial truck, construction vehicle, or other big rig collides with a car, the results can be catastrophic. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration reports that there are roughly 4,000 fatal crashes each year that involve a large truck. If you or a loved one has been the victim of a truck accident, we urge you to contact an experienced Kent truck accident lawyer for assistance with your claim. Insurance companies will offer you compensation that is far less than you deserve. A skilled attorney can understand the true value of your claim and fight on your behalf both in and out of court. Our team of lawyers work on a contingency basis. This means you owe us nothing unless we win your case.

Causes of Truck Accidents

In general, causes of truck accidents fall into one of three categories:

  1. The driver made an error. Perhaps the driver was distracted, drowsy, or driving under the influence. Crashes are also caused when trucks fail to yield, take tight turns, or make other risky maneuvers.
  2. The truck had a malfunction. Some accidents are caused because the truck had a defect that caused the driver to lose control. Brake and tire malfunctions are common culprits. It’s estimated that as many as 10% of all trucking accidents are due to malfunctions.
  3. An environmental factor. While weather and road hazards can contribute to a crash, a truck driver may still be held partially liable for their driving in those conditions.

The party responsible for your accident could vary depending on the cause. In some cases, there may be more than one responsible party. As personal injury lawyers, our job is to piece together what happened, determine who’s liable, and pursue all sources of funds on your behalf.

Reasons Why Truck Accidents can be Complex

To be clear, truck accidents are usually far more complex than typical fender benders.

Here are a few reasons why:

  • Potential for more than one liable party
  • More potential for damage
  • Higher likelihood for severe injuries or even death
  • Truckers companies may present their own “black box” data

Simply put, there are more logistics and legalities to untangle when it comes to truck accidents. There are often more parties involved, which can complicate matters in proving liability.

We share this information with you because we want you to consider why involving an experienced truck accident lawyer could be to your benefit. Our team understands the intricacies of truck accident claims and has a proven track record of helping clients win fair settlements.

Limited Time to Act – Start Your Claim Now

In the State of Washington, you have three years to pursue a truck accident claim (RCW 4.16.080). But you do not want to wait three years to get started!

Once assigned to your case, a skilled Kent truck accident lawyer will:

  • Gather evidence about your case
  • Interview key witnesses and collect reports
  • Identifying all liable parties
  • Negotiate with insurance companies and lawyers

If we are unable to settle your case out of court, we are prepared to fight for you in court. Rest assured, we will always keep you informed of the status of your case and options.

Schedule a Free Consultation About What Happened Today

The first step is to reach out to a Kent truck accident lawyer for a free initial consultation. During that meeting, we’ll want to hear what happened to you and help you understand your legal options.

Let us know if you’d prefer to meet us at our Tacoma or Olympia location. We’re also happy to arrange a meeting at your home or hospital if you’re unable to make it to the office.

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