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Truck Accidents

With nearly a quarter of a million residents calling the city of Spokane home, it’s no wonder why large trucks are seen on the city’s many major thoroughfares and highways on a daily basis. 

At the law office of Albrecht Law, PLLC, our Spokane truck accident attorneys can help you understand how to recover compensation if you’ve been in a truck accident that has resulted in bodily injury and economic and noneconomic losses. 

The Top Cause of Truck Accidents in Spokane: Negligence

Negligence is the failure to act with the required degree of care for a given situation, and is exhibited by truck drivers, trucking companies, and various other third parties regularly. Examples of negligence that can cause a truck accident include:

  • Truck driver errors, such as speeding, taking a turn too fast, misjudging stopping distance, texting while driving, driving while impaired, driving while overly fatigued, following too closely, driving aggressively, and otherwise breaching basic safety standards or/and traffic laws.
  • Trucking company errors, such as failing to properly train a driver how to operate a big rig, failing to conduct a proper background check on a driver, pressuring a driving to meet deadlines by breaching hours of service requirements, failing to properly inspect and maintain trucks, etc. 
  • Third-party errors, such as a third party’s failure to properly load or secure cargo, or a third party’s defective design or manufacturer of a vehicle part. Other drivers on the road can also be to blame for truck accidents, doing careless things like cutting off large trucks, trying to pass on the right, or driving in a large truck’s blind spots.

When another party’s negligence leads to a truck accident in which you are injured, you deserve to be compensated. You maintain the right to file a claim against the at-fault party for damages – our lawyers can help

Why Work with Our Spokane Semi Truck Accident Attorneys

If you have been involved in a truck accident, there is a very good chance that you are now coping with severe injuries. On top of your injuries, you may also be facing high medical expenses, property damage expenses, and lost wages. Overall, the value of your economic and noneconomic losses could total tens of thousands of dollars. 

Unfortunately, an insurance adjuster will not be eager to pay you the full value of your claim. When you work with our Spokane personal injury attorneys, we will do everything in our power to maximize your settlement. We do this by:

  • Hiring experts to add clout to your claim, prove fault, and calculate your damages;
  • Identifying all potentially liable parties and potential sources of insurance;
  • Handling all claim documents on your behalf;
  • Reviewing your settlement offer;
  • Rejecting a settlement and negotiating your claim; and
  • Representing you in litigation if it should come to that.

Our lawyers have the resources necessary to fully dedicate ourselves to your Spokane truck accident claim, as well as the years of experience it takes to achieve the desired outcome.

Delivery Truck Accidents

The roads in Spokane are loaded with delivery trucks. With frequent stops on busy neighborhood streets, delivery trucks get into more than their fair share of motor vehicle accidents. 

Under Washington state law, all motorists involved in a crash have a legal responsibility to stop their vehicles and exchange information. If your car was hit by a delivery truck, you should call law enforcement and report the crash. An officer should come to the scene and write a preliminary report. Make sure you document as much information as possible about the delivery truck and the accident. Among other things, relevant information includes:

  • The delivery driver’s name and contact information;
  • The driver’s employer and any other company involved;
  • Insurance policy information/details; and
  • Photographs of the crash damage and wider scene.

Get Medical Attention and Attend All Follow-Up Appointments

You cannot bring a personal injury claim if you have not seen a doctor. Following a collision with a delivery vehicle, it is essential that you see a doctor right away. Successful motor vehicle accident claims require comprehensive medical evidence.

Do Not Give a Statement to the Delivery Company or its Commercial Insurer

Do not give a recorded statement to the insurer before speaking to an attorney. The major delivery companies are represented by large commercial insurance carriers. The delivery truck’s insurance company is not on your side. 

Request Your Free Consultation with Our Spokane Truck Accident Lawyers Today

You do not have to go up against a large national or regional delivery company or its insurance provider alone. During a free initial consultation, a Spokane delivery truck accident attorney can review your crash, answer your questions, and tell you the next steps in the process to take to get the full financial compensation you deserve.

If you have been in a truck accident in Spokane and have suffered serious losses, you need an attorney who will take your claim and seriously as you do. At the law office of Albrecht Law, PLLC, we are ready to sit down with you to discuss your case in detail and provide you with the legal counsel that you need free of charge. To get started, call our law office directly or send us a message telling us more about your case and how we can be of service. We represent clients throughout the state of Washington in commercial truck accident claims.

To learn more, please call (509) 495-1246 today or send us a message. We are here to serve you.

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