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The Law Offices of Clayton R. Dickinson

We seek to reach a favorable outcome for our clients, whether that is through skillful negotiations and mediation, or through trial. We want you to know that while we take an aggressive approach in the courtroom, we are compassionate when working directly with clients.

Truck Accident

The Dangers of Truck versus Car Accidents

If you are in a car and have an accident with a truck, you only need look at the size and weight difference between the two vehicles to know that the damages are going to be severe. In Washington, which has a high rate of truck traffic on its highways, truck accidents cause serious or catastrophic injuries that can leave you and your loved ones with a lot of questions and concerns.

We all understand that trucking is a hard job, dealing with harsh weather, road conditions, and difficult deadlines. However, none of those are ever an excuse for being a negligent driver. A Washington truck accident attorney understands the ins and outs of working with the complexities of truck accident cases, as well as dealing with trucking companies and other third parties.

Common Causes of Truck Accidents

Typical causes of truck accidents include:

  • Driver fatigue
  • Excessive speed
  • Unfamiliarity with roads
  • Inability to stop in time
  • Not making wide enough turns
  • Not respecting blind spots
  • Rollover from weather or reckless driving
  • Pressures to drive enough miles/distance
  • Truck improperly loaded or maintained

Why You Need an Attorney on Your Side

Because truck drivers work for a company, that company comes pre-loaded with insurance and defense attorneys who try to defuse any accident cases that come their way. Typically, the company will offer you a low settlement or deny that the accident was their fault in the first place.

A compassionate lawyer well versed in Washington trucking laws understands federal rules and regulations and how to take your case to a positive outcome.

If you suffered injury in a truck accident, contact a qualified Tacoma truck accident lawyer today to find out about the compensation you deserve.