Truck Accident Injuries

With their immense size and speed, trucks can be very dangerous to passenger cars. Weighing as much as 80,000 pounds or more, these big rigs can have a hard time stopping. Passenger cars can be easily knocked out of the way or crushed.

The U.S. Department of Transportation reports that truck and semitruck accidents cause approximately 89,000 injuries each year and 5,000 deaths. If you have been in an accident with a truck, contact a Seattle truck accident attorney at Dean Standish Perkins & Associates because you may be entitled to compensation.

Due to their sheer weight and size, truck can cause more severe injuries that include the following:

  • Spinal cord damage
  • Brain injury
  • Neck and back injury
  • Loss of limbs
  • Paralysis
  • Organ trauma

Truck Accidents Sometimes Result In Death

Auto accidents with trucks, tractor-trailers, and semis are 10 times more likely to result in death than a crash with another car. If a loved one or someone you know was killed in an accident with a truck, you may be able to file a wrongful death suit. A Seattle personal injury lawyer familiar with state and federal trucking regulations can examine your case and determine if the driver of the truck was negligent.

Some of the more common causes of trucking accidents include the following:

  • Lack of training or experience
  • Mechanical failure
  • Fatigued or tired truck driver
  • Overloading the truck
  • Inattention of the driver
  • Aggressiveness of the driver
  • Use of drugs or alcohol by the driver

If you are injured by a truck you should seek the legal advice of a Seattle truck accident attorney. You did not deserve to be injured, but you do deserve to be compensated. Legal procedures can be complex and lengthy. A skilled attorney can guide you through the process; ensuring that you are reimbursed for the pain and suffering you have endured.

Help Is Here

Contact Dean Standish Perkins & Associates at 206-981-5043 or by completing our online form. Let us put our experience and proven record of success representing truck accident victims to work for you.