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Semi Truck Accident

Seattle Truck Accident Lawyer | Seattle Personal Injury Lawyer

Semi Truck Accidents: Tractor trailer accident, 18 wheeler accident, truck accident, semi truck accident.

Semi truck accidents often result in death or serious injuries because of the great difference in the size and weight of the semi truck and the passenger car involved in the collision. From the perspective of a personal injury lawyer, truck accidents raise a number of unique issues that need to be investigated thoroughly.

Truck accident cases may be caused not simply by driver error, but can be caused by corporate policies that encourage excessive driving and driving fatigue, lack of maintenance on vehicles, lack of training of drivers, a lack of emphasis on safety, and excess vehicle weight just to name a few. Truck accident lawyers will fully investigate these possible theories of liability.

The insurance companies that represent many of the large trucking lines will often fly out representatives to talk to people who have been injured in serious accidents to attempt to take recorded statements or get them to sign liability releases to release their rights while the victim or their family is still in a fragile state of mind. Beware of these investigators, insurance adjusters, or representatives. Do not sign anything or give any recorded statements to them without first speaking to a personal injury lawyer, preferably one who has experience handling truck accident cases.

Trucking accident statistics: In the U.S., someone is injured or killed in a commercial-truck related crash every 16 minutes. Approximately 500,000 trucking accidents occur every year. Of these accidents, approximately 5,000 trucking accidents result in fatalities. In fact, one out of every eight traffic fatalities involves a trucking accident.

Legal Help - Our personal injury lawyers are available to discuss your truck accident case with you at no charge. To immediately discuss your semi truck accident claim with an experienced personal injury lawyer, call us toll free at 1-888-604-3438, or you may instead use our online case evaluation form. One of our attorneys will evaluate and respond to your online inquiry within 24 hours. Click Here for your free confidential case evaluation.