Truck Accident Litigation
Truck accidents are less common than car accidents, but substantially more dangerous. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) reports that in 2009 (the latest year for which data is available), there were 286,000 truck accidents. Of these, 51,000 resulted in injury, and 2,987 resulted in death. Passengers and drivers of smaller vehicles are at an increased risk for catastrophic injury in truck accidents due primarily to size and weight differences between the vehicles. These injuries can result in excessive medical and rehabilitation expenses, an inability to work, and years of physical and emotional pain and suffering.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a semi truck accident in the Seattle Tacoma area, you will need an experienced truck accident attorney on your side to make sure you are properly compensated. Since 1978, the Seattle accident lawyers at The Hornbuckle Firm have been helping truck accident victims get the compensation they deserve.
Causes Of Truck Accidents
As with any accident, there can be numerous factors involved in the collision. However, a study conducted in part by the FMCSA determined that driver error was the leading cause of truck accidents. Driver error may result from:
- Driver fatigue
- Driver distraction
- Drug and alcohol use
Other common causes include overloaded trailers, vehicle and break malfunction, dangerous roads, and weather conditions.
Our Experienced Truck Accident Lawyers Can Help
Due to the numerous factors that can be involved in a truck accident, determining liability and seeking compensation can prove difficult. In many truck accidents, multiple parties have played a role, and each of them will be working with insurance companies and attorneys to ensure you receive as little compensation as possible. The only way to ensure you are treated fairly and provided full compensation is to work with an aggressive truck accident attorney. At The Hornbuckle Firm, our truck accident attorneys have a combined six decades of experience handling truck accident cases. We can help you establish liability, and we will stand up to insurance companies who try to unfairly reduce or deny your settlement.
If you have been injured in a truck accident, please call (425) 679-0742 The Hornbuckle Firm today to schedule a free consultation. The firm has litigated cases in Washington, Tennessee, and Texas. We accept cases from all states across the country.
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