Olympia Truck Accident Lawyer

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there were over 500,000 truck- collisions in 2018 resulting in nearly 5,000 fatalities.

If you’ve been the victim in a collision with a truck, we encourage you to reach out to an Olympia truck accident lawyer. Our trusted attorneys offer free case evaluations and can help determine your legal options.

Common Causes of Truck Accidents

Here are some of the leading causes of truck collisions:

  • Driver errors. Truck drivers cause accidents by traveling too fast for road or weather conditions, attempting to turn too sharply, or maneuvering lane changes too quickly. These driver errors can be due to improper training or poor judgment.
  • Distracted driving. This is a leading cause of all crashes, both car and truck. Unfortunately, when a truck driver is distracted, the results can be severe.
  • Drowsy driving. Many truck drivers spend hours on the road, sometimes attempting to follow unrealistic schedules.
  • Vehicle malfunctions. Studies reveal that approximately 10% of truck related crashes are due to malfunctions.

It’s also important to note that passenger vehicles cause many truck collisions, too. Please read our blog post on how to avoid collisions with big trucks.

Why Truck Accidents are Complex Cases

You might have noticed that we have a page dedicated to truck accidents in addition to a page about car accidents. There are several notable differences, which is why it’s important to work with an attorney who has experience with truck accidents.

The main reason truck accidents are more complicated is that there may be more than one liable party responsible. For instance, liable parties might include:

  • The truck driver
  • The truck driver’s company
  • A third-party driver
  • A shipping or loading company
  • A manufacturer
  • You

As truck accident attorneys familiar with the nearby region, we explore all potential causes. This may mean reviewing police reports and trucking logs, bringing on accident reconstruction experts, and speaking with witnesses. Given the many complex layers in the process, we encourage you to speak with a qualified attorney about what happened.

How an Olympia Truck Accident Attorney Can Help

You risk nothing by reaching out to an Olympia truck accident lawyer for a free initial consultation. Should we become your attorney, you pay us nothing unless we’re able to win you a settlement. We’ll take the legal stress off your plate so you can focus on your healing.

Don’t delay in contacting us; you have a limited time to file a claim in the State of Washington (per RCW 4.16.080). If you’re unable to make it to the office, let us know. One of our attorneys is happy to meet you at your home, hospital, or other preferred location.

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