South Hill Truck Accident Lawyer

Are you injured because you were hit by a truck? If so, we urge you to meet with a knowledgeable South Hill truck accident lawyer. During a free case evaluation, a lawyer can hear what happened to you and determine if you’re eligible to receive a cash settlement.

At Ladenburg Law, you only pay us if we win you a settlement, so you risk nothing to reach out. Read on to learn a little more about truck accidents and the settlement process.

How Truck Accidents Happen in South Hill

There are many reasons why truck collisions occur. Sometimes, more than one factor is involved. For instance:

  • Driving under the influence
  • Distracted driving
  • Speeding
  • Insufficient driver training or driver hiring practices
  • Fatigue
  • Unsafe driver schedules
  • Faulty or improperly maintained equipment

Drivers of passenger vehicles can contribute to crashes, too. For instance, drivers may underestimate how much time or space trucks need to maneuver. If cars follow too closely, they may be in a truck driver’s blind spot.

If you are at least partially to blame for the accident, we’d still like to hear from you. Washington is a comparative fault state which means you still may be entitled to a partial settlement (RCW 4.22.070).

Proving Liability in a Truck Accident Case

Proving liability can be complicated in a truck accident case because you may be dealing with a truck driver who was working on the job. In addition, it’s possible that other drivers were involved.

Involving a seasoned personal injury attorney on your case can remove the legal stress off your plate. Our attorneys have decades of experience and can investigate the facts of the case and fight for your best interest.

We do recommend you involve us as soon as possible. The quicker you put us on the case, the better our chances for gathering key evidence and aiding you to win the best settlement possible. Besides this, the State of Washington limits the time you’re eligible to file a claim to three years and insurance companies may have additional restrictions. Bottom line: don’t wait.

Are you Eligible for Compensation?

A qualified truck accident lawyer can help you determine if you’re eligible to receive compensation for what happened in your accident.

Personal injury settlements, like those awarded to truck accident victims, reimburse you for two types of damages:

  1. Economic Damages. These expenses are those you can easily assign a dollar amount to. For instance, economic damages include hospital bills, ambulance expenses, and lost wages. We can tally those up and arrive at a dollar amount.
  2. Non-economic Damages. These are the ways you’ve been harmed that you can’t easily put a dollar amount on. Examples of non-economic damages might include pain, suffering, disfigurement, sleep disruption, anxiety, and changes in your key relationships.

One of our lawyers can help determine the potential value of your claim.

Why Involve an Attorney?

Involving a skilled, reputable lawyer can manage the claims process on your behalf so you can focus on your healing. And, in the event that process comes to an impasse, a lawyer can file a personal injury lawsuit to fight for you in court.

Here’s how we help victims of truck accidents:

  • Work with you on a contingency basis – you only pay us if we win your case
  • Handle all communication with the insurance company
  • Build your case, including bringing in experts, if needed
  • Identify all sources of funds you can recover from (sometimes, there is more than one)
  • File the claim on your behalf
  • Negotiate a fair settlement with the insurance company, truck driver’s company, and any other negligent party
  • Take your case to court if we’re unable to arrive at a fair settlement amount

If you have sustained serious injuries that have resulted in steep medical bills, please call us. Having a lawyer on your side increases your chances of receiving a fair settlement.

Call a South Hill Truck Accident Attorney for Help

The first step is to call a South Hill truck accident lawyer to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation. At that time, we can help determine your legal options.

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