An Expert Truck Accident Attorney Can Protect Your Best Interests
A collision with a multi-ton commercial truck can be catastrophic. If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident involving a big rig, an experienced truck accident attorney at Cochran Douglas can fight for you. Our Tacoma, WA, firm has successfully represented motor vehicle accident victims for more than a decade.
Let our proven record of success give you a sense of peace during a stressful time. With Cochran Douglas, there is no need to worry about paying an up-front retainer. In fact, you will not pay any fees until a settlement or verdict has been reached. For a free consultation with Loren Cochran or Cole Douglas, please contact us today.
"I would highly recommend Cohran Douglas, PLLC to all my friends and family...Cole helped me out so much with my case and the outcome was way more than I expected and definitely helped to compensate for my injuries and emotional distress." Rosa Hernandez
About Truck Accidents
According to statistics from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, 77,000 commercial trucks were involved in injury accidents in 2012. Nearly 4,000 of those truck accidents caused fatal injuries.
There are many factors that can cause an accident with a commercial truck. Eighteen-wheelers often take more than one lane to turn, and can jackknife if turning too fast or without sufficient room. Hazardous or flammable cargo can spill, causing danger to everyone in the vicinity. Some truck drivers may also be distracted, or not properly trained to operate the vehicle. In any collision with a big rig, occupants of a smaller vehicle are much more likely to be hurt or killed.
Truck Accident Case
The trucking company claimed our client was speeding. We sued and proved the truck driver switched lanes, cutting off our client. The client was awarded $20,000.00 more than trucking company’s final offer.
If trucking companies and drivers fail to follow state and federal guidelines, they can be held liable. However, trucking cases can be very complex, and accident victims should not try to face them alone. Legal proceedings following an accident will involve several parties, including the truck driver, the trucking company, and their respective legal and insurance teams. The victims and their families may be contacted multiple times by attorneys and adjusters trying to discredit original statements and minimize the liability of the trucking company. It is extremely important to seek the guidance of a legal representative who shares your goal of protecting your best interests.
The attorneys at Cochran Douglas have a track record of successfully handling motor accident cases. We can establish liability, aggressively pursue damages for injuries and losses, and handle wrongful death cases with the utmost compassion. We know how to gather vital evidence, including copies of inspection and maintenance reports, records of previous accidents or safety warnings, and hiring and training practices. Our team also hires experts for accident reconstruction and in-depth analysis of the present and future impact on the victim and family. You can rest assured that we will do everything in our power to build a successful case and negotiate the largest settlement possible for you. When necessary, we will never hesitate to take your case to trial.
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If you need the help of a seasoned truck accident attorney, Cochran Douglas should be your first call. We offer a free consultation, and are available to meet evenings and weekends at your home, or even in a hospital room. Contact us today.