Injured In A Commercial Truck Accident?

Our law firm stands up for victims of serious accidents

Large commercial trucks are a common sight on the roads and highways in the Seattle-Tacoma-Everett area. Most of the time, you probably don’t think about them. But if you’ve been involved in an accident with a tractor-trailer or another, large commercial truck, your life can instantly be changed forever.

A fully loaded tractor-trailer can weigh up to 80,000 pounds. Even smaller commercial trucks are many times larger than passenger cars. With so much force involved, collisions with these huge vehicles can lead to catastrophic injuries, including a traumatic brain injury. The consequences can last a lifetime, limiting your ability to work, care for loved ones or otherwise to live a normal life.

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The financial impact of a serious truck accident can be significant. If a truck driver caused your crash, the trucking company or its insurance company should compensate you for the full cost of your accident. But getting the money you deserve can often a challenge. That’s because they often have teams of attorneys, adjusters and investigators working to reduce how much they have to pay you. That’s why you need an experienced truck accident attorney from NLE Law on your side.

Immediately after your accident, the trucking company’s investigators will go to work. They often have someone at the accident scene to collect evidence within hours. As soon as you contact us about your crash, we’ll do the same. We’ll get straight to work on your case. Our legal team will deal with the trucking company and insurance providers on your behalf. We’ll carefully investigate your accident. We’ll make sure they don’t destroy any evidence that could be relevant to your claim. We’ll leave no stone unturned.

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Dealing with insurance companies after a truck accident can be a complex process. Most tractor-trailers have two different insurance carriers – one for the cab, one for the trailer. You could also be dealing with your own car insurance company, your health insurance and maybe even other carriers representing other involved motorists or the company shipping the cargo.

Don’t try to deal with all these companies on your own. Our law firm has decades of experience reviewing and combining insurance policies to make sure our clients get all of the compensation they rightfully deserve.

Your accident probably happened fast. But the consequences of your injury can last a lifetime. When we take your case, we’re not looking to make a quick deal. We will prepare your case with your entire lifetime in mind. We’ll stand with you for as long as it takes to get full compensation for all your injuries caused by your truck accident. Our firm advances all costs related to your case. That means you won’t pay us a cent unless we recover for you.

Give your accident the attention it deserves. Call us today at (206) 623-7520 and schedule your free consultation. We’d be happy to discuss your case and make you aware of your legal rights.

Jackknife

When a commercial truck spins out of control and the trailer folds in against the cab, serious accidents can happen. A jackknifing truck may block multiple lanes of traffic or collide with much smaller vehicles. Usually, negligence or inexperience on the part of the driver is to blame. Jackknifing is often caused by taking a turn too quickly. We work with victims of jackknife accidents to hold the trucking companies accountable and fight for full and fair compensation.

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Underride

There are few things more frightening for a motorist than the prospect of a car sliding underneath the trailer of a commercial truck. Underride accidents often involve part of the trailer entering the front of a passenger car, causing serious or fatal injuries to the people inside. If you or a loved one was involved in an underride accident, we can help you pursue compensation from the trucking company and the manufacturer of the trailer.

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Rollover

A truck rollover on the highway may be the result of negligence on the part of the driver, a design defect or maintenance problems with truck. Whatever the cause, the result is the same: multiple blocked lanes and a serious hazard for motorists. That’s why it’s so important that you contact an experienced attorney from our firm after a rollover accident. We’ll help you fight for fair compensation for the injuries you’ve sustained.

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Wide Turn

There’s a reason why tractor-trailer drivers must obtain a commercial driver’s license (CDL) – they need to know how to compensate for the unique challenges of driving such a large vehicle. Unfortunately, due to inexperience or recklessness, some drivers fail to properly negotiate a turn. And when their trailer swings out and hits smaller vehicles, motorists and passengers can be seriously hurt. We’ll help you stand up to the trucking company and get the care and compensation you need to rebuild your life.

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Tire Blowout

Blowouts can be dangerous for any vehicle, but when a tractor-trailer or other large commercial truck loses a tire, the consequences can be catastrophic. That’s why truck drivers are expected to check the tires every time they get on the road. Our attorneys will review maintenance records and find out why the blowout happened, and we’ll fight for the compensation you need to rebuild your life in the wake of a serious accident.

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Fatigued Truck Drivers

Truckers work long hours, week after week. All that driving makes them vulnerable to falling asleep at the wheel. That’s why federal laws exist that limit the number of hours truckers can work. By law, truckers are required to take rest breaks at regular intervals. But some truck drivers, often under pressure from the trucking company to meet unrealistic deadlines, ignore those laws. Our attorneys will thoroughly investigate your accident. We’ll review the trucker’s Hours of Service log and search for evidence proving that negligence lead to your truck driver fatigue accident.

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Speeding Trucks

Too many trucking companies prioritize profits over safety. That puts pressure on drivers to drive their vehicles at unsafe speeds in order to make deliveries on time – and make more money for the trucking company. Whether due to the trucking company’s actions or the trucker’s own negligence, speeding can lead to devastating accidents and catastrophic injuries. We’re here to help you hold the trucking company accountable. We’ll also fight for the care and compensation you deserve to rebuild your life.

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Poorly Maintained Trucks

It’s the truck driver’s responsibility to make sure his or her rig is in good working order before getting on the road. A poorly maintained truck is a hazard not only to the driver, but also to every other motorist sharing the road. Our attorneys will carefully review maintenance records and search for key evidence showing that the trucker’s negligence led to your injuries. We’re here to help you get the care you need and the justice you deserve to move forward.

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Texting Truckers

Texting while driving is against the law for commercial truck drivers nationwide, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t happen. In fact, truckers can be terrible distracted drivers because they spend their entire working days behind the wheel. If you were rear-ended or otherwise hurt by a texting trucker, you have the right to seek full and fair compensation for your injuries. Our attorneys will carefully investigate and help you get the care you need to recover.

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Drunk and Drugged Truckers

As dangerous as it is for truck drivers to drink and drive or use drugs while on the job, some still break the law and put themselves and others at risk. Some drivers are simply reckless. Others use various drugs to help them get through long work days. Trucking companies have policies intended to prevent drivers from driving under the influence, but some companies don’t enforce those policies. Other times, the trucking company might have failed to conduct background checks or adequately supervise the driver, resulting in your accident.

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Tacoma, WA 98405
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