Commercial trucks operated by overworked and sleep-deprived drivers are a hazard to anyone traveling on Washington roads. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, almost four thousand people die every year in large truck crashes. At Kraft Davies Olsson PLLC, in Seattle, we provide a strong voice to accident victims and their families. We represent those injured or killed in trucking accidents all over the state of Washington.
We have decades of experience pursuing a full financial recovery for the current and long-term damages accident victims have suffered. We have the skills and legal resources to hold truck drivers and their employers accountable for any reckless actions resulting in catastrophic injuries or fatalities.When Regulations are Ignored, Truck Accidents Happen
Federal regulations govern the trucking industry. Drivers must take periodic breaks and stay on the road for only a certain amount of time. The loads they carry must be within the law to avoid unnecessary hazards on the road. However, rules are only effective when trucking companies follow them. When truck drivers fail to take adequate rest breaks or avoid properly loading their rig, serious and fatal trucking accidents can happen.Lawyers Experienced in Truck Accident Investigations and Litigation in Seattle
At Kraft Davies Olsson PLLC, we have years of experience proving fault in accidents involving 18-wheelers, logging trucks, and other commercial vehicles. We have a firm understanding of the federal and state trucking regulations. Our lawyers will apply their years of experience, skills and legal resources to your benefit. We commit to protecting your rights and holding any at-fault parties accountable for the damages you have suffered.
We act quickly to investigate the causes of trucking accidents. Our law firm's personal injury attorneys will evaluate any witness statements and police reports, visit the scene of the crash, and even consult with outside experts where necessary to try and identify liability. We work with accident scene reconstructionists to piece together the series of events before the truck wreck occurred. Although our office is located in Seattle, we handle claims arising from trucking injuries occurring all over the state of Washington. Wherever necessary, we will travel to other parts of the state as part of our investigation. Part of our work includes securing logbooks, data from the black box, and company maintenance records to try and identify liability factors, such as:
- Dangerous weather conditions
- Inattentive or distracted driving
- Mechanical errors
- Truck driver fatigue and falling asleep at the wheel
- Reckless driving
- Failure to properly secure a truck load
We prepare all of our personal injury claims for a favorable trial verdict and are committed to proving fault and the extent of damages you have incurred. We have learned that we are able to obtain the best pre-trial settlements for our clients by treating every case as if it will go to trial. Our Seattle trucking accident attorneys will pursue a full financial recovery against all at-fault parties to cover your current and long-term medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. If you or a loved one was involved in a trucking accident, contact us online or call us today at 206.624.8844 for a free consultation.