Seattle Truck Accident Attorney
Truck accidents can easily be fatal for passengers in smaller vehicles. The heavy weight and large size of the average commercial truck make it the most powerful vehicle in most collisions. This can lead to catastrophic and permanently disabling injuries for survivors in passenger cars, as well as many fatalities. In 2017, almost 4,700 fatal accidents in the U.S. involved big rigs.
Commercial trucking companies have the power to prevent many truck accidents. Unfortunately, they often make things more dangerous for the public instead by breaking federal safety rules and taking shortcuts to save money or resources. If you have been in a Seattle truck accident, consult with the attorneys at Paulson Coletti Trial Attorneys PC about your rights. The truck company or another party may owe you financial compensation. Request a free legal consultation today at (503) 226-6361.
Why Hire Our Truck Accident Lawyers?
- We are trial lawyers who do not hesitate to go to court if we believe it is necessary for a client’s maximum recovery.
- We are always honest, open and upfront with our clients, acting in their best interests rather than our own 100% of the time.
- We have a proven record of positive case results, amounting to hundreds of millions of dollars in total verdicts and settlements.
- We represent clients during Seattle truck accident claims on a contingency fee basis. This payment arrangement means you only pay attorney’s fees if we win.
How Can a Lawyer Help?
Hiring a lawyer in the difficult aftermath of a serious trucking accident can give you all the information and advice you need about your legal rights to move forward with confidence. A lawyer can guide you through the claims process, from your first phone call with an insurance claims adjuster to negotiating for a fair final settlement amount. You can rest assured your lawyer will protect your rights and help you exercise them during settlement negotiations or a truck accident injury trial in King County, all while you spend time at home or in the hospital.
What Causes Most Truck Accidents in Seattle?
If everyone involved in the trucking industry obeyed the law and did their duties, the number of annual collisions would shrink. Human error causes most truck accidents in Seattle, including mistakes by truck drivers and other employees at trucking companies, such as maintenance crew members and cargo loaders. Identifying the cause of your truck accident can bring you a step closer to obtaining compensation for your damages.
- Negligent or reckless truck driver
- Falling asleep behind the wheel
- At-fault third-party driver
- Violated federal safety regulations
- Negligent trucking company
- Poor hiring, training or retention practices
- Lack of truck maintenance or inspections
- Truck part defect
- Unevenly distributed cargo
- Poor cargo securement
- Roadway defect
You might have an injury claim against a truck company in Seattle if it, one of its employees, one of its trucks or one of its contracted truck drivers caused your collision. Federal law states that a company will be responsible for crashes with its drivers and trucks, even if the drivers are independent contractors and the vehicles are leased. The defendant in your case could also be a product manufacturer, a different driver, the City of Seattle or another party depending on the circumstances. Our attorneys can investigate your collision for signs of fault to help you identify the defendant(s).
Is Compensation Available? Contact Us Today
If one or more parties are to blame for causing your truck accident in Seattle, you may be able to recover compensation from those parties. A settlement or verdict award could repay you for hospital bills, lost wages, vehicle damage, lost quality of life, legal expenses, pain and suffering, and more. Trucking accident cases are complicated and deserve legal attention. Speak to the Seattle truck accident lawyers at Paulson Coletti Trial Attorneys PC today about your case. Initial consultations are free and confidential. Schedule yours online now or call (503) 226-6361.