Truck & Big Rig Accidents Attorney Serving Buckley
When a large truck, tractor-trailer, or big rig collides with a smaller vehicle, the occupants of the smaller vehicle often bear the brunt of the impact. These individuals frequently sustain serious injuries that require significant medical treatment and rehabilitation and may leave them unable to work.
If you have suffered injuries in a truck accident due to negligence, you might have some legal options. The experienced truck accident attorneys at Anderson Law | Injury Attorneys can help you explore your legal rights and assist you in filing the necessary claim or lawsuit to recover financial damages.
For a free case evaluation and legal consultation with an experienced truck accident attorney in Buckley, please call us at (253) 862-1811 or contact us online to learn more.
Truck Driver Negligence
One of the most common causes of large truck and tractor-trailer accidents is driver negligence. A truck driver behaves negligently when they act unreasonably under the circumstances. This can include violating a state traffic law or federal motor carrier regulation, engaging in distracted or intoxicated driving, or exhibiting aggressive driving behaviors such as tailgating or road rage.
If you’ve been in a truck accident and think the driver’s negligence might have caused it, our legal team can help you understand your options.
Trucking Company Responsibilities
In addition to negligent truck drivers, the trucking companies that employ these drivers may also act negligently. Trucking companies can be held liable for the negligent actions of their drivers if the drivers were on the job at the time of the accident.
Trucking companies are also responsible for properly supervising their drivers and ensuring that they fulfill all continuing education requirements. They have to hire and retain only experienced and safe drivers. They are usually expected to make sure their drivers are following the rules. If they don’t, and an accident happens, they might be held responsible.
What You Might Be Able to Claim
Accidents with big trucks can sometimes cause serious injuries. Some common injuries that might happen include:
- Bruises and sprains
- Broken bones
- Internal injuries
- Back and neck injuries
- Head injuries
If you’re injured in a truck accident, you might be able to claim compensation for all these types of injuries. This could also include payments for medical bills, lost wages, and possibly pain and suffering.
Call a Knowledgeable Buckley Truck Accident Attorney Today
Our empathetic legal team at Anderson Law knows the injuries, grief, and suffering frequently accompanying major truck accidents. We can assist you throughout your whole case, guiding you through the legal procedure and understanding what compensation you may be entitled to.
To learn more, call (253) 862-1811 or contact us online for a free case review and legal consultation with an experienced truck accident attorney in Buckley.