Broadview Truck Accident Attorney
Real Help for Truck Accident Injuries
If you're reading this, odds are you've been injured in a truck collision and have begun weighing your legal options. Assuming you've been treated for any emergency medical issues, we strongly encourage you to speak with a dedicated Broadview truck accident attorney as soon as possible. Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S. has litigated over 40 years worth of personal injury claims involving automobiles, trucks, and other large vehicles. Our experienced team understands the intricacies and challenges that are part-and-parcel to any big-rig collision. Contact our office at (888) 228-3860 for more information about your rights and options.
I've been hit by a truck. What should I do?
When dealing with trucking companies and their insurance adjustors, time is of the essence. Shortly after any semi or big-rig accident, legal teams representing the truck driver and the company's interest will descend upon the crash site to collect evidence. We want to make sure as much of the physical wreck, as well as those items found off-site – such as company logs, manufacturing records, and maintenance reports - are available for your defense, as well.
In addition, insurance agents representing the company will also begin their investigation soon after the collision, requesting to speak with you and collecting important information. An insurance adjustor's job is to determine the smallest possible settlement and get your signature on it, thereby making his or her company a profit. Make no mistake; these folks have only the company's well-being in mind, not yours. Before speaking with any insurance company, including your own, or any legal representative of the trucking company, it is highly recommended you speak with a knowledgeable Washington truck accident attorney who can best defend your claim.
Accountability in Broadview, Washington
Because of their overwhelming size, complexity, and power, trucks can cause catastrophic amounts of damage to their drivers and anyone else in the way during a crash. Because of this, it also creates a long chain of liability. The truck operator who didn't get enough sleep, the garage mechanic who failed to properly install a new part, the truck manufacturer who delivered faulty equipment and the company management who failed to provide proper over-sight on the loading procedures, can all be placed at-fault.
Past, Present & Future Damages
The injuries sustained in a truck accident can range from minor abrasions to outright death. However, the emotional and mental toll can sometimes take years to manifest. For this reason, those filing a claim can submit both economic and non-economic damages. Economic damages cover the wide range of medical expenses a victim may face today and tomorrow, depending on the severity of their injuries. Non-economic damages, on the other hand, attempt to tackle the unquantifiable pain that so often accompanies such tragedies, such as loss of a loved one, emotional suffering, psychiatric treatment, and long-term rehabilitation.
If you, or a loved one, have been victimized by someone else's negligence in a trucking collision, you may have grounds to pursue legal action. The compensation you deserve will always outweigh what the company and their legal defense are willing to concede. To that end, you'll need aggressive representation with the Broadview auto accident attorneys at Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S. We won't rest until you, and your family, are satisfied with the outcome. For a free consultation, call (888) 228-3860.