Spokane Washington

Truck Accidents Attorney

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Being involved in an accident can leave the victims confused, scared, and traumatized. Commercial trucks and tractor-trailer accidents are even more devastating and complicated than a regular car accident. Such cases, therefore, need to be handled by experienced and knowledgeable lawyers.
So, if you’ve been involved in an accident with a large truck or tractor-trailer, you need to know that your case is in capable hands.

The Spokane Washington truck accident attorneys at Gilbert Law Firm will fight for your rights and work diligently to get you the compensation you deserve for the injuries suffered.

Truck accidents can be caused by intoxication, improper maintenance, mechanical failure, or human error. Whatever the case, you can be confident that with the legal counsel of the experienced truck accident attorneys at Gilbert Law Firm, you and your loved ones will find justice for your injuries and losses.

Types of truck accident cases we handle

We handle truck accident cases for those dealing with injuries from various kinds of commercial vehicle accidents, including:

  • Brake Failure
  • Bad Road Conditions
  • Maintenance Issues
  • Driving distractedly
  • Intoxicated driver
  • Driver fatigue
  • Failure to Yield
  • Improper Backing Up or loading
  • Improper parking creating a roadway hazard
  • Brake Failure
  • Bad Road Conditions
  • Maintenance Issues
  • Driving distractedly
  • Intoxicated driver
  • Driver fatigue
  • Failure to Yield
  • Improper Backing Up or loading
  • Improper parking creating a roadway hazard

What To Do After A Truck Accident

If you’ve been involved in a truck crash, the first thing to do is to seek the necessary medical treatment. You should remain at the scene of the crash and call 9-1-1 for emergency services. You are also obligated to report the accident to the police.

Remember not to make any statements to insurance companies about the crash without a lawyer.

After doing so, you can check other vehicles for occupant injuries, too, if you are fit to do so. The next step is to take photos and maybe videos of the accident scene. These pictures or videos would serve as evidence. You can also go on to exchange contact information, insurance details, and vehicle information with other drivers involved in the accident.

At this point, you should have contacted a truck accident lawyer. Time is of the essence in a truck accident case. Once hired, our truck accident attorneys will preserve fundamental pieces of evidence, and take necessary pictures and witness statements. After this, you can take legal action by filing a lawsuit.

What Is The Compensation After A Truck Accident?

If you were injured in a truck collision, you could file a lawsuit against the truck driver, the trucking company and/or the insurance company. If you get a winning settlement or verdict, you are compensated for your damages.

As such, you may be entitled to compensation for:

  • Medical bills,
  • lost future earning potential,
  • lost wages,
  • pain and suffering, and more.

When Is A Truck Driver Considered Negligent?

A person is considered negligent when they fail to exercise reasonable care in his/her actions, which results in another person’s injury or loss. In the case of a truck driver, before he/she can be found negligent, it must be shown that the driver failed to act in a reasonable and lawful manner in the situation. Some common types of negligence found in trucking crash include:

  • Trucking company negligence (i.e. negligent hiring)
  • Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • Failure to comply with trucking regulations
  • Driving more hours than is allowed and/or safe
  • Failure to conduct routine maintenance on the truck
  • Overloading the truck or failing to secure cargo
  • Trucking company negligence (i.e. negligent hiring)
  • Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • Failure to comply with trucking regulations
  • Driving more hours than is allowed and/or safe
  • Failure to conduct routine maintenance on the truck
  • Overloading the truck or failing to secure cargo

How Does Vehicle Maintenance Affect Truck Accidents?

There are federal laws that have been put in place to regulate commercial truck safety. Regardless of these, some truck drivers evade or ignore federal law in a bid to save money. This can result in accidents involving truck maintenance.

Examples of common maintenance issues that affect truck safety and crashes include:
  • Tires
  • Headlights
  • Brakes
  • Steering
  • Lack of Inspections
  • Tow Hitch Defects
  • Unsecured Loads
  • Tires
  • Headlights
  • Brakes
  • Steering
  • Lack of Inspections
  • Tow Hitch Defects
  • Unsecured Loads

Contact a Spokane truck accident attorney

If you were injured in a truck crash or lost a loved one in a collision, we can assist you and your family to pursue the financial compensation you need. Call our Spokane truck accident lawyer and book a consultation.

We’ve got this - and we’ll get through it together.

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