After A Truck Accident, You Deserve Compensation

Last updated on July 16, 2024

Accidents involving commercial trucks are particularly devastating for victims since large trucks can cause extensive physical damage. For example, if a crash involves a tractor-trailer versus a four-door car, the car is going to come out worse for the wear.

Anyone who experiences a truck accident or loses someone they love to such an accident has the right to seek compensation for their damages. The attorneys at Le & Kittleson, have decades of combined experience aggressively seeking compensation in cases involving commercial vehicles such as:

  • Tractor-trailers and 18-wheelers
  • Flatbed trucks
  • Trains
  • Commercial buses
  • Limousines

With our tough yet caring team on your side, we will work to recover the maximum compensation available for your damages.

Truck Accidents Can Cause Permanent Injuries

The injuries from commercial vehicle collisions can last a lifetime. Some may even result in the wrongful death of the victim. Some common injuries victims of motor vehicle accidents may experience include:

  • Brain and skull injuries
  • Neck injuries
  • Spinal cord damage
  • Bone fractures
  • Partial or complete paralysis

Injuries can bring expensive medical bills. You may even need to take time off from work to attend rehabilitation. In some cases, your injuries may prevent you from working. Le & Kittleson, can help you recover compensation for your financial losses with a personal injury claim.

Experience Handling Complex Third-Party Issues

Many car crashes involve only two parties: the drivers. However, commercial vehicle accidents often involve three or more parties, including:

  • Truck manufacturers
  • Trucking companies
  • Maintenance companies
  • Cargo manufacturers

This makes it much more difficult to determine liability. Fortunately, the lawyers of Le & Kittleson, have handled hundreds of cases involving third-party liability issues.

Frequently Asked Questions About Truck Accidents

Here are some answers to our clients’ most common questions.

What can cause a truck accident?

Truck accidents can happen for all kinds of reasons, but they usually come down to human error. Some regular causes of truck accidents include:

  • Failure to adjust speeds
  • Aggressive driving
  • Distracted driving
  • Fatigued driving
  • Impaired driving
  • Improper loading
  • Improper maintenance

Because there are usually several people and companies involved in the shipping process that put trucks on the road, an accident may even be caused by a combination of factors.

Who is usually held liable in a truck accident?

Liability in a truck accident can vary depending on the circumstances of the accident. Typically, the following parties may be held liable:

  • The truck driver
  • The trucking company
  • Vehicle maintenance providers
  • Trucking parts manufacturers
  • Cargo loaders

Determining liability can be complex, and it often requires a thorough investigation. In many cases, several parties share the fault for a truck crash.

What types of damages can I claim in a truck accident lawsuit?

The amount of compensation you can receive depends on numerous factors, including the extent of your injuries and the available sources of compensation. You can generally obtain both economic damages (which include medical bills and lost wages) and noneconomic damages (which include things like pain and suffering or your diminished quality of life).

How can a truck accident attorney help me?

A truck accident lawyer can immediately begin to run interference with the insurance companies involved so that you are not tricked into saying anything that could devalue your claim. They can also act quickly to make sure that important evidence is preserved – before it has a chance to disappear. Once an investigation is complete, they can negotiate on your behalf for the compensation you deserve.

Do I need to hire a truck accident attorney after an accident?

Yes. You can count on the fact that the trucking company and insurers have lawyers on their side. Their only interest is in their bottom lines. You need someone who is looking out for your interests.

Get A Free Consultation About Trucking Accidents

Call our Renton office at 425-428-5972 or send our law firm an email. We provide free initial consultations and we work on contingency, so you do not need to worry about how you will pay for your legal fees. We are ready to help you.