Truck Accident Attorneys in Tacoma
Fighting for the Compensation You Deserve
Few accidents are as devastating as truck accidents. When large, heavy semi-trucks and 18-wheelers collide with other smaller vehicles, drivers and their passengers tend to sustain catastrophic or even fatal injuries. These types of accidents should never happen, yet they continue to occur at alarming rates. If you or someone you love was involved in an accident with a large truck or commercial vehicle, the Law Offices of Harold D. Carr, P.S. can help you fight for the justice and recovery you are owed.
Since 1991, our Tacoma truck accident attorneys have been representing injured accident victims and working to maximize their recoveries. We understand the immense impact these incidents have on the lives of victims and their families, which is why we work tirelessly to secure fair settlements and verdicts on behalf of our clients. Reach out to us today to learn more about how we can fight for you and the recovery you are owed.
What Happens If You Get Hit by a Truck?
Truck accident claims are not like ordinary car accident and motorcycle accident cases. Because truck drivers are usually “on the clock” when these accidents happen, victims will likely need to take action against the drivers’ employers—the trucking companies. Taking on large, powerful trucking companies is no easy task. It is absolutely critical that you have an experienced attorney on your side who knows how to fight back against unjust insurance company tactics and trucking companies’ large, aggressive legal teams.
After an accident, your attorney can help you determine who is liable for your damages. This is crucial if you want to recover compensation. It is also fairly complex in truck accident claims. There could be one or several liable parties; you may need to take action against various entities in order to recover all of the compensation you are owed. Our team can help you fully understand all of your legal options and build a case designed to recover maximum compensation on your behalf.
Determining Liability in Truck Accident Claims
As previously mentioned, there may be several liable parties in any given truck accident claim. For example, the trucking company may be responsible for a driver’s negligence under certain circumstances, such as when a driver violates hours-of-service rules in order to meet strict quotas and unrealistic deadlines. However, if a driver violates a company’s rules of conduct, such as by driving their vehicle while above the legal alcohol limit, the trucking company may deny liability. In such cases, the driver may be the sole responsible party.
These are just some examples. In any truck accident case, any of the following people/parties may be legally liable:
- The truck driver
- The trucking company
- A supervisor/manager
- A hiring manager
- The person responsible for truck maintenance
- A manufacturer of a defective truck part
- A manufacturer of a defective vehicle
- The company that constructed a defective roadway
- An establishment that over-served the truck driver alcohol
- A third-party motorist
At the Law Offices of Harold D. Carr, P.S., our Tacoma truck accident lawyers have extensive experience in this area of law. We know how to properly investigate cases and determine who is liable. Our team looks at all available evidence, including the truck driver’s cell phone records, the truck’s “black box” data recorder, the driver’s logs, the trucking company’s practices, and more. From there, we are able to build sound cases aimed at securing compensation for all of your current and future damages.
Contact the Law Offices of Harold D. Carr, P.S. Today
Our team offers compassionate, client-focused care. Backed by a proven record of success and numerous awards and accolades, our team has the skills, resources, and experience to help you navigate the complex challenges that come in the wake of a serious truck accident. Whether you were severely injured or lost a loved one due to someone else’s negligence, our team is here to help.