Puyallup Truck Accidents Attorney

Truck Accidents Attorney in Puyallup, WA

Whenever a large truck, tractor-trailer, or big rig strikes a much smaller vehicle, the occupants of the smaller vehicle are likely to suffer the brunt of the impact. In fact, these drivers and passengers often sustain serious injuries that leave them out of work and in need of significant medical treatment and rehabilitation.

If you suffered injuries in a truck accident that resulted from negligence, you have legal options available to you. The experienced truck accident attorneys at Anderson Law | Injury Attorneys can help you pursue and recover the monetary compensation you deserve in your truck accident claim or lawsuit.

In addition to investigating your accident circumstances, we can negotiate with insurance company representatives on your behalf and aggressively represent you in all legal proceedings in court.

For a free case evaluation and legal consultation with an experienced injury attorney in Puyallup, please call us at (253) 387-2138 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 in an unreasonable manner under the circumstances. In some instances, this means violating a state traffic law or federal motor carrier regulation. At other times, it means engaging in distracted or intoxicated vehicle operation. Finally, some truck accidents result from aggressive driving, tailgating, and road rage.

If you suffered injuries in a truck crash that resulted from a driver’s recklessness or carelessness, our legal team can investigate your accident circumstances and determine your eligibility for filing a personal injury claim. We can then help you negotiate with the insurance company adjuster and pursue the maximum amount of compensation available to you in your case.

Trucking Company Negligence

In addition to negligent truck drivers, the trucking companies that employ these drivers may also act negligently. Sometimes, trucking companies are vicariously liable for the negligent actions and inactions of their drivers, assuming they are on the job at the time an accident occurs.

Trucking companies are also responsible for properly supervising their drivers and ensuring that they fulfill all continuing education requirements. Finally, trucking companies have a duty to hire and retain only experienced and safe drivers. When trucking companies fail to properly vet their drivers – or when they retain a driver with a bad driving record – they may be responsible for any accidents and injuries that the negligent truck driver causes.

Potential Monetary Damages in Truck Accident Claims

The force of impact from a large truck can cause an accident victim to suffer extremely serious injuries that require ongoing – and sometimes lifelong – medical treatment. Common truck accident injuries include:

  • Soft tissue contusions
  • Broken bones
  • Internal organ damage
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Full or partial paralysis
  • Traumatic head injuries

Truck accident victims may be eligible to recover various damages, depending upon their injuries, the extent of their medical treatment, and their medical treatment costs. Since all truck accidents are different, different accident victims may recover different types and amounts of monetary compensation.

Some of the most common damages that truck accident victims may recover in a personal injury claim or lawsuit include compensation for their:

  • Related medical expenses
  • Lost earnings
  • Inconvenience
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of the ability to use a body part
  • Loss of life enjoyment
  • Permanent disfigurement
  • Mental distress
  • Loss of spousal companionship

At Anderson Law, PLLC, our legal team can help you determine which of these damages you are eligible to recover in your claim or lawsuit. We can then file the necessary claim on your behalf, negotiate with the insurance company adjuster, and, if necessary, litigate your case to a conclusion in the court system. If your case must go to a civil jury trial or binding arbitration hearing, we will zealously and aggressively advocate on your behalf and pursue the maximum amount of compensation available to you.

Call a Knowledgeable Puyallup Truck Accident Attorney Today

At Anderson Law, PLLC, our compassionate legal team understands the injuries, pain, and suffering that often accompany serious truck accidents. We can help you throughout your entire case and work to recover full and fair monetary compensation that makes you whole again – to the greatest extent possible.

For a free case evaluation and legal consultation with an experienced injury attorney in Puyallup, please call us at (253) 387-2138 or contact us online to learn more.