Serving truck accident victims throughout Bellingham, Marietta-Alderwood, Laurel, Geneva, Chuckanut and surrounding Whatcom County, Washington areas.
Tractor trailer accidents are unique and even more frightening than regular car accidents. Due to the incredible weight, size, and momentum of 18-wheelers, anyone struck by them or colliding into them is in trouble. These types of catastrophic accidents occur every day and result in injuries and tragic fatalities.
At the Law Office of Joseph P. Bartek, we specialize in tractor trailer accidents to help victims in the Bellingham, Washington and greater Whatcom County area receive all of the compensation they deserve. If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident with a truck, contact us to learn about your options and begin to seek financial justice for your terrible experience.
The Unique Nature of Truck Accidents
Semi-truck owners, manufacturers, and drivers must adhere to strict federal and state regulations, carry insurance with higher limits and follow stringent procedures to maximize safety of the driver and other cars on the road. Thanks to these imposed regulations, proof of any violations greatly increases the victim’s odds of winning full compensation.
However, truck companies and their insurance companies often try to settle quickly and pay the victims as little as possible. If you are a victim of a truck accident, it is vital that you call the Law Office of Joseph P. Bartek so we can ensure you’re not manipulated into a deal worth less than what you deserve.
Common Truck Crash Causes
Truck accident lawsuits are complex due to the potential for so many responsible parties. Truck drivers themselves, truck companies and equipment manufacturers are just three of the possible groups that can be held responsible for a victim’s damages and injuries.
Issues like driver fatigue, unreasonable schedules, improperly loaded trucks, defective equipment, insufficient truck maintenance, inexperienced drivers, negligence and intoxication are all common truck accident causes. Oftentimes, more than one party is held responsible for the cause of the truck accident.
These complications make it vital for an experience truck accident attorney to represent you or your loved one in a personal injury suit. The lawyers at the Law Office of Joseph P. Bartek understand the intricacies of tractor trailer accidents and can help you collect the most compensation possible.
Types of Compensation
You can receive compensation for far more than just your damaged car after a truck accident. Based on your situation, you may also be awarded relief from medical bills, lost income, and pain and suffering. In the instance of death, compensation is also rewarded for burial expenses, loss of companionship, and loss of financial support.
At the Law Office of Joseph P. Bartek, we serve the greater Whatcom County area with our decades of experience. Contact us at (360) 526-8584 to speak with an experienced truck accident attorney who will help you understand your rights and guide you through the complex legal process.