If you’ve been injured in a truck accident, our dedicated legal team at Gilbert Law Firm will work night and day to help you get the treatment you need and the compensation you deserve.
Despite how serious truck accidents can be in Seattle, we make sure that you don’t have to go through the process of obtaining compensation alone.
Common causes of Seattle truck accidents
In our years of helping clients who have been injured in truck accidents, we have come across all types of accidents. Here are some of the most common causes:
Vehicle Maintenance and Truck Accidents
One of the common causes of truck accidents in Washington involve improper vehicle maintenance. Because of the pressure to save money and deliver cargo on time, truck drivers will often ignore federal regulations and neglect the maintenance of their trucks.
Here are a few examples of common maintenance issues that can endanger other drivers on the road:
- Lack of Inspections
- Tow Hitch Defects
- Unsecured Loads
As your personal injury attorney, we can help investigate your case and identify any maintenance issues that may have contributed to the crash.
Damages in a Seattle truck accident lawsuit
Whatever the cause of the truck accident, you have a right to compensation from the person or company who was at fault for the accident. Through vigorous insurance negotiation, and, most commonly, taking the case out of the hands of the insurance companies and into a court of law, we can secure compensation for any of the following losses, among others:
- Medical bills
- Therapy and outpatient costs
- Mental health treatment
- Lost wages
- Lost earning ability
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of companionship
- Funeral costs
When are Seattle Truck Drivers Considered Negligent?
Truck drivers can be considered negligent when their lack of care resulted in another person’s injury or loss. The same is also true of their employers, and other companies involved in the trucking industry.
If we can prove that the driver or another party acted negligently, we can hold that person responsible for compensating you for your damages. Here are some examples of negligent behavior that can lead to a truck accident:
Contact a Seattle truck accident attorney
At Gilbert Law Firm, we have decades of experience representing clients injured in car accidents in the Seattle area, including commercial truck accidents. We know how to fight for your rights, and make sure you get the compensation you deserve. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation today.