Traveling the roads of Washington is risky, especially in bad weather. Add a tired truck driver to the mix, and it can be serious or deadly. Truck drivers are often encouraged to drive longer than they are physically able to, and they may even drive distracted because of using cellphones while maneuvering in and out of traffic.
When the truck accident is investigated, it is best to to ask hard questions, such as, was the truck driver speeding? Was the truck overloaded or not loaded properly? Do the lights work on the semi? Were drugs or alcohol a factor in the accident? Taking a good, hard look at the trucker's log book and thoroughly researching the drive times and other pertinent details in order paint a complete picture of the crash is something that you will want to ensure is done.
Some insurance companies are unscrupulous and may pressure you into accepting compensation quickly and will often want you to sign a document that absolves the trucking company completely. Many semi-truck companies are heavily insured and must be held accountable for their actions.
At Reinig, Henry & Barber, you will find a team of professionals who will assist you in if you have been involved in an accident with a semi-truck. The team has attorneys, people on staff who can reconstruct the accident to show exactly what occurred, private investigators and even accident scene photographers. You can easily see that we take this as seriously as you do and can provide excellent support. We listen to you and take action on your behalf. Please look at our accident page if you feel that you need representation in the event of a truck accident.