Truck accidents can be some of the most devastating and complex types of collisions on the road. The sheer size and weight of commercial trucks, combined with the potential for multiple liable parties, can make these cases incredibly challenging for victims and their families.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a truck accident, the experienced Snohomish County truck accident attorneys at Walton Law can help you with the legal process, hold the responsible parties accountable, and fight for the compensation you deserve.

Why Choose Walton Law for Your Truck Accident Case?

At Walton Law, we have extensive experience representing victims of truck accidents and their families.

Our knowledgeable Snohomish personal injury attorneys understand the unique legal and regulatory issues involved in these cases, as well as the tactics that trucking companies and their insurers often use to avoid liability.

We have the resources, skills, and determination to take on even the most complex cases and well-funded defendants, and we are committed to fighting for the full compensation our clients deserve.

Our Snohomish County office is conveniently located at 6100 219th St SW #480 in Mountlake Terrace, just off I-5 and Highway 99. We also have an office in Bellingham to serve clients in the northern part of the county.

No matter where you are located, our team is ready to come to you for a free consultation at your home, hospital room, or any other location that is most convenient for you.

Compensation in Truck Accident Cases

If you’ve been injured in a truck accident in Washington, you may recover a wide range of damages, including:

  • Medical expenses, including emergency care, surgeries, rehabilitation, and ongoing treatment
  • Lost wages and benefits from missing work during your recovery
  • Reduced earning capacity if your injuries prevent you from returning to your previous job
  • Pain and suffering from your physical injuries and emotional trauma
  • Emotional distress and mental anguish, such as depression, anxiety, or PTSD
  • Loss of enjoyment of life, if your injuries prevent you from participating in activities you once loved
  • Disfigurement or scarring
  • Property damage to your vehicle and personal belongings
  • Wrongful death damages if you lost a loved one in the accident

The value of your truck accident claim will depend on the severity of your injuries, the extent of your financial losses, the available insurance coverage, and the strength of the evidence against the responsible parties.

Our seasoned attorneys will thoroughly assess your case to determine the full scope of your damages and aggressively pursue the maximum compensation you are owed.

Proving Liability in Truck Accident Cases

To win a truck accident case in Washington, you must generally prove:

  1. Best Lawyers Best Law Firms U.S. News 2023The truck driver or another party (such as the trucking company, cargo loader, or vehicle manufacturer) owed you a duty of care to operate safely and follow relevant regulations.
  2. The party breached that duty through negligent or wrongful conduct, such as speeding, fatigued driving, improper loading, or inadequate maintenance.
  3. The party’s breach of duty directly caused your injuries.
  4. You suffered damages as a result of the accident.

Proving these elements can be challenging, especially when dealing with multiple potentially liable parties, complex trucking regulations, and well-funded defense attorneys.

At Walton Law, we have the knowledge and resources to thoroughly investigate your case, gather evidence, and build a compelling argument on your behalf.

We work with trusted experts in fields like accident reconstruction, trucking safety, and medicine to demonstrate the full extent of the defendants’ negligence and the impact of your injuries.

Unique Issues in Truck Accident Cases

Truck accident cases often involve unique legal and factual issues that can make them more complex than typical car accident claims.

Some of these issues may include:

  • Violations of federal and state trucking regulations, such as hours-of-service rules, cargo securement standards, and driver qualifications
  • Multiple potentially liable parties, such as the truck driver, trucking company, cargo shipper, vehicle manufacturer, or maintenance contractor
  • Complex insurance coverage issues, as commercial trucks often carry higher liability limits and multiple policies
  • Preservation and analysis of key evidence, such as the truck’s event data recorder (black box), electronic logbooks, and inspection and maintenance records
  • Catastrophic injuries and wrongful death, given the size and weight of commercial trucks compared to passenger vehicles

At Walton Law, we have the experience and skill to overcome these complex issues and build strong cases for our clients.

We know how to uncover evidence of regulatory violations, identify all potentially liable parties, and hold them accountable for the harm they have caused.

Common Causes of Truck Accidents

Truck accidents can happen for many reasons, but some of the most common causes we see in Snohomish County include:

  • Driver fatigue or falling asleep at the wheel
  • Speeding or reckless driving
  • Distracted driving, such as texting or using a phone behind the wheel
  • Impaired driving due to alcohol, drugs, or prescription medications
  • Inadequate driver training or supervision
  • Improper cargo loading or securement
  • Negligent vehicle maintenance or repairs
  • Defective trucks or components, such as brakes or tires

Regardless of how your truck accident happened, if someone else’s negligence caused it, you may recover significant compensation.

Our attorneys can help you investigate the accident, identify all potentially liable parties, and build a strong case for damages.

Steps to Take After a Truck Accident

After a truck accident in Snohomish County:

  1. Call 911 to report the accident and request medical assistance if needed.
  2. Seek medical attention right away, even if your injuries seem minor.
  3. Get contact and insurance information from the truck driver and any other involved parties.
  4. Collect contact information for any eyewitnesses.
  5. Avoid discussing fault or giving recorded statements to insurance companies.
  6. Contact an experienced truck accident attorney as soon as possible.

At Walton Law, we offer free consultations to help truck accident victims understand their rights and explore their legal options. The sooner you reach out to us, the sooner we can start building your case and fighting for your recovery.

Contact a Snohomish County Truck Accident Lawyer

Christopher C. Walton, Snohomish County Truck Accident Attorney

Christopher C. Walton, Snohomish County Truck Accident Lawyer

If you or a loved one has been injured in a truck accident in Snohomish County, the skilled attorneys at Walton Law are here to help. We have the experience, resources, and dedication to stand up to trucking companies, insurance carriers, and other powerful defendants and fight for the full compensation you deserve.

Don’t wait to get the legal help you need. Contact us today at (360) 543-1010 for a free, no-obligation consultation with one of our knowledgeable truck accident lawyers. We’ll listen to your story, answer your questions, and provide personalized guidance on your best path forward.

Walton Law, A.P.C. – Snohomish Office Location

6100 219th St SW #480
Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043
Phone: (360) 543-1010