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Washington State Truck Accidents Lawyers and Attorneys

When a semi truck, pickup, SUV, or other large truck is involved in an accident, it’s no surprise that the extent of damage, both to property and people, is much higher. In fact, 98% of all semi truck accidents result in a fatality. The trucks are heavier, bigger, and take longer to stop than cars do. The resulting accidents can be catastrophic.

If you or someone you love has been injured in a Washington State truck accident, you should contact an experienced truck accident attorney. The laws regulating the operation of these mammoth vehicles are quite extensive. Without the proper representation, the insurance company will only try to deny and delay your claim. The right attorney will help you receive the compensation you and your family deserve.

Because of the magnitude of serious injuries in most Washington truck accidents, the legislature in the State of Washington has passed several laws designed to make truck operation safer. If these laws aren’t followed to the letter and an accident occurs, the truck driver and the owner of the trucking company could be at fault. In addition, a truck accident frequently involves multiple vehicles and many witnesses with conflicting statements making the truth difficult to sort out.

Jason Newcombe looks at all aspects of the case. This includes the role of alcohol or drugs, possible faulty equipment, and the faithfulness of the driver to the laws governing the operation of the truck.

The effects of a semi truck accident can have severe, long-term consequences. Serious injury, permanent disability, loss of wages, loss of income potential, mounting medical bills, and lingering emotional injury can all but cripple a family. You must have excellent legal representation to ensure your rights are protected.

Before you talk to anyone other than the police about an accident, you should speak with an attorney. Remember not to sign any paperwork, either. The insurance companies know that many people who don’t have an attorney working for them will drop a claim that is initially denied. Make sure you get the full and fair compensation you deserve.