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Seattle Truck Accident Lawyer

Truck accidents can be extremely devastating to those who are unfortunate enough to be involved in them. The sheer size of the vehicle, some weighing over 80,000 lbs, when colliding into other smaller vehicles can mean massive destruction, injuries and in many cases, fatalities. These collisions are far too common in the Seattle area, due to winding, icy or wet roads. Many truck drivers may have neglected their sleep in the hopes of making a little more money at their job and have diminished responses. Delivery trucks that travel back and forth on the same routes, day after day, can become less than attentive to the other vehicles around them, resulting in truck accidents. If you or a family member has been injured in such a collision, it serves your best interests to contact a dedicated attorney to assist you with your claim for damages.

What To Do if You Are Hit by an 18-Wheeler

If you are in an accident involving an 18-wheeler, your first priority should be your safety. You should immediately call 911 and, if you are able, get the other driver's and their employer's contact information including their drivers license, registration, and insurance. Give the police your statement and note their badge number in case it is needed in the future. It's recommended that you avoid discussing the accident with the truck driver and avoid discussing the accident with their insurance company. The steps you take in the moments after an accident can help bolster your case in the event that your case is denied or you face difficulties with the insurance company.

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Obtaining Financial Restitution

Many types of compensation could be possible if you have suffered an injury in a truck accident. Not only can a claim be made for vehicle repairs or replacement, other costs that you have incurred are also the responsibility of the person who caused the accident.

Some of the types of claims for compensation for damages may include:

  • Medical costs;
  • Transportation costs;
  • Loss of wages;
  • Pain and suffering;
  • Loss of companionship;
  • Treatment facility costs;
  • Vehicle replacement costs;
  • Disability and disfigurement; and
  • Loss of enjoyment of life.

If you or a family member has sustained injury, or even death due to a truck collision, contact an attorney at the Law Office of J.D. Smith, PLLC to provide you with exceptional legal representation. Our attorney has powerful qualifications that can apply to any personal injury case. With a history as an insurance adjuster, underwriter, and defense attorney, Attorney Smith knows exactly how the insurance company claim system works, and how to fight in court effectively. Don't face dealing with insurance companies, claim forms, or being put "on hold" for endless periods of time. Turn this problem over to the Law Office of J.D. Smith, PLLC, who will handle it for you and increase the possibility of receiving maximum compensation for the injuries suffered as well as other types of possible claims.

Should I Hire a Truck Accident Attorney?

In the days following your accident you may consider what the help of an attorney can do to make the claims process easier. At J.D. Smith, PLLC, we have handled many truck accident cases and understand the complexities of each individual case. If you have faced difficulties in filing your claim or have been denied the treatment you deserve, contact our office for a free case evaluation. By consulting an attorney, you may better understand your opportunities for financial recovery and can have a team to help you as you adjust to life after your accident.

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