According to The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA’s) Large Truck and Bus Crash Facts (LTBCF) report for 2019, there were approximately 510,000 police-reported crashes involving large trucks across the country. This same report showed that approximately fifty-seven percent of all fatal crashes involving commercial trucks occurred in rural areas, whereas twenty-five percent occurred on Interstate highways.
Although Stanwood is primarily urban, the number of truck accidents occurring in the area continues to be a cause for concern. If you hope to be able to successfully pursue a truck accident claim, you will need to be able to show that another party’s negligence was the cause of your accident. In commercial trucking accidents, there are a number of different parties who may share fault for your injuries. Some of these parties could include:
There is a strong possibility that multiple parties share blame for causing your accident. If this is the case, we will be sure to name all liable parties in your lawsuit so that you can be awarded maximum compensation for your suffering.
When you have been seriously injured due to a truck accident, there are multiple ways that you can go about recovering for compensation for your damages. The first is by filing a claim with the insurance company. The insurance company will likely be able to provide you with some compensation for property damage or repairs and medical expenses as they relate to your injuries.
But that may be it. Insurance companies are rarely required to compensate truck accident victims for other types of economic damages and most non-economic damages. For this reason, you may need to be prepared to bring your case to court in order to recover the compensation that you deserve.
When you have been critically injured in an accident involving a commercial truck and you are unsure of where to turn for help, get in touch with an experienced Stanwood Truck accident attorney at Russell & Hill, PLLC.
Our firm is proud to offer free, no-obligation consultations to Truck accident survivors across Stanwood and surrounding cities. Claim yours when you complete our online contact form or call our office at 800-529-0842 to get started on your case as soon as today.
Motor vehicle accidents involving commercial trucks are known for being catastrophic. The massive size of these vehicles is enough to destroy almost any vehicle on the road. With this in mind, if you have suffered critical injuries after being involved in a truck accident, you may have the right to pursue compensation for your suffering.
The thought of going to court may be overwhelming while you are still recuperating from your injuries. But an experienced Stanwood truck accident attorney at Russell & Hill, PLLC could help you through this difficult time in your life. If we are able to take on your case, we will work tirelessly to hold the liable party accountable for their negligence.