Lacey Truck Accident Lawyer

Large trucks deliver goods and supplies we all depend on. This means every day we share the road with 18-wheelers, big rigs, and semi-trucks. However, when one of these massive trucks collides with a passenger car, the results can be catastrophic, or even fatal. Call a Lacey truck accident lawyer after a collision to see if you can take legal action and receive compensation for your medical bills.

Fatalities from Truck Collisions on the Rise

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is a nonprofit organization that works to reduce traffic deaths by compiling and analyzing data. Unfortunately, some of the statistics about large truck collisions is sobering.

Look at these findings from 2019:

  • 4,119 fatalities from large truck-involved collisions
  • 67% of the fatalities were occupants of other cars and passenger vehicles
  • 31% increase in fatalities from 2009 to 2019

People traveling in smaller vehicles are vulnerable to being seriously hurt or killed when struck by a large truck. Consider that a large truck may weigh as much as 20 to 30 times as a passenger vehicle!

Truck Accident Injuries Can be Serious

Sadly, serious injuries are not uncommon with victims following a crash with a large truck. We’ve seen traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, lacerations, and fractures. Plus, victims may often suffer emotionally from the trauma they experienced.

All these negative impacts can be costly. A personal injury lawyer can help assess the total value of the damages you’ve experienced and work to negotiate a fair settlement on your behalf.

Common Factors in Large Truck Crashes

While every collision is different, there are a few common factors. Did any of these apply to the accident you were in?

  • Truck driver inexperience
  • Truck driver fatigue
  • Speeding
  • Mechanical failure, such as brake failure
  • Improperly loaded or secured truck
  • Poor weather conditions

It’s possible that multiple factors could come into play. For example, the driver could be fatigued and speeding. Or you could have a mechanical failure that presents itself once the trucker hits a hazardous part of roadway.

Who’s Responsible for a Truck Collision?

Truck accidents are usually more complicated than standard motor vehicle accidents. There may be multiple victims, and there may be multiple at-fault parties.

The responsible party could be:

  • Truck driver
  • Trucking company
  • Mechanic
  • Manufacturer
  • A third party, such as company responsible for loading
  • Municipality or property owner
  • You

A word on that last possibility. If you are partially to blame for what happened, we still may be able to assist you. Washington is a comparative fault law, which means you may be eligible to pursue a partial settlement (RCW 4.22.005). If your injuries are very serious and you’re struggling with expensive medical bills, a partial settlement may still help! Call our office and we’d be happy to explain more.

Our Washington Lawyers Can Help Lacey Truck Accident Victims

Given a truck collision’s complexity, we advise you call a Lacey truck accident lawyer from our team. We offer free case reviews and work on a contingency basis. In other words, if we don’t win your case, you owe us nothing! Let us answer all the questions you have. Reach out today.

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