Trucking accidents pose a significant threat to the public due to their large size, weight, and the long hours many truck drivers work. In the aftermath of a trucking accident, individuals and families impacted by these devastating events often find themselves grappling with a multitude of concerns. Questions inevitably arise concerning the circumstances of the accident, the extent of injuries sustained, medical expenses, and other associated costs. In such challenging times, seeking legal representation becomes imperative to navigate the complexities of the legal system and secure rightful compensation. Here, we provide answers to common questions about trucking accidents to help guide you through this difficult process.

What Should I Do After a Truck Accident?

  1. Immediately after a collision, move your car to the side of the road if it’s safe to do so.
  2. Contact the police. File a police report even if the police do not come to the scene.
  3. Take photos of all the vehiclesthat are involved.
  4. Get the other driver’s insurance information, and take a photo if possible.
  5. Seek medical care immediately.
  6. Contact your own insurance carrier. If you have personal injury protection with your insurance you will need to establish a claim to avoid billing headaches.

Things to keep in mind after being involved in an accident.

  1. Injuries can be masked by adrenaline so you may not feel pain at the accident scene, but symptoms may develop over the next few days, or even longer.
  2. Do not give a statement to the other driver’s insurance before speaking to an attorney.

Why You Need a Trucking Accident Lawyer

Our dedicated team is committed to helping you secure the maximum compensation for your injuries resulting from truck accidents. Oftentimes, the at-fault driver or their insurance company may attempt to shift blame onto you, falsely claim that your injuries were pre-existing, or downplay the severity of your injuries. In such instances, we intervene to ensure that you receive fair treatment and obtain full and just compensation for all your injuries.

With access to top-tier experts in the field and a deep understanding of the medical complexities involved in truck accident cases, we possess the expertise to handle situations where pre-existing conditions are exacerbated by traumatic collisions. Unlike other firms that may shy away from such challenging cases, we are dedicated to advocating for your rights and pursuing the compensation you deserve.

What to Expect When You Hire Maxwell Graham

The first step is a free consultation to get to know you. We will help you navigate all the necessary paperwork to skillfully represent you during negotiations. Our team ensures you avoid common traps that may hinder your recovery. We will gather and analyze crucial evidence, leaving no stone unturned.

Your well-being is our priority, and we are here to guide you every step of the way.

Trucking Accident FAQs

Who is liable for truck accidents?

In Washington, both the truck driver and the trucking company may be held liable for a truck accident. In some instances, the truck owner and the cargo loader may also share liability.

How long do I have to file a legal claim after a truck accident?

In Washington, you have Three years from the date of the accident to file a lawsuit. There are exceptions to this rule, such as if you are under 18 years old. It’s important not to delay and it is best to get legal advice soon after you are injured in a collision.

What happens if the trucking company denies liability for the accident?

Our team will work hard to prove the trucking company is liable. We have a team of experts to help us show the truck driver was at fault. We are dogged in pursuing justice, particularly when someone denies fault without justification.

Can I still pursue legal action if I was partially at fault for the truck accident?

Yes, under the doctrine of Joint & Several Liability, you may recover the portion of a claim that you are not liable for. This is a complex matter and best left to your legal team.

Who is liable for truck accidents?

In Washington, both the truck driver and the trucking company may be held liable for a truck accident. In some instances, the truck owner and the cargo loader may also share liability.


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