If You Were Hurt In A Delivery Truck Accident, Colin Can Help
Call a Vancouver, WA attorney who will fight for the best possible outcome
Online ordering is big business in Washington. When a company needs to ship a package to a customer, they often rely on private delivery companies such as Amazon, FedEx or UPS. A truck accident involving one of their delivery vehicles can cause serious injuries. The Scott Law Firm, PLLC holds negligent parties accountable.
Vancouver delivery truck accident attorney Colin Scott knows the impact an accident with a delivery truck can have on victims and their families. It can cause serious injuries, leaving families with overwhelming medical expenses. If the victim can't return to work, families can also suffer a loss of income, making it harder to make ends meet.
Whether you were hit by an Amazon delivery driver, UPS truck, FedEx van, or another type of commercial vehicle, the negligence of another party caused the accident that left you injured, and you shouldn’t have to pay. Unfortunately, truck drivers and delivery companies often deny any responsibility for what happened. Insurance companies will stand by them, because they are looking for any excuse to avoid paying you. They may even blame you for causing the crash.
That’s why you need an attorney who will fight for you rights. One who knows how to build strong cases that gets results and is dedicated to helping you get the best possible outcome in your case. Vancouver delivery truck accident attorney Colin Scott has helped injury victims and their families throughout Clark County and Southwest Washington get the financial compensation they need and deserve.
Who is at fault – the delivery truck driver or the delivery company?
If you or a loved one were injured in a commercial truck or delivery van accident in Washington state, the at-fault party should pay for medical expenses, lost wages, and other damages. But this is by no means a given. Oftentimes, you must hire a personal injury attorney who is willing to fight to obtain what is rightfully yours.
In a commercial truck or delivery truck accident, several factors come into play to determine liability (that is, the persons or entities at fault that are legally responsible for your injuries and damages). The responsible party in a commercial truck accident is often the driver or their employer. In other cases, the cargo owner or loaders may also share liability in a commercial truck accident. Other examples of potentially liable parties include the manufacturer of the delivery truck, or another motorist involved in the crash. As you can see, there can oftentimes be more than one party at fault and determining liability for each party is not always a straightforward answer.
Vancouver delivery truck accident attorney Colin Scott is familiar with the process of investigating car crashes and can take steps to evaluate the potential liability of all parties involved in a crash. Once he determines who may be held accountable for the accident, he is dedicated to the pursuit of maximum compensation for his clients. Attorney Colin Scott has the experience and knowledge necessary to handle complex car crash cases, including those involving company vehicles.
Strong cases that get results
Our firm can investigate to find out what really happened. Colin gives each case the individual attention needed. He reviews all relevant documentation, such as accident reports and medical expenses. He identifies witnesses and interviews them himself. If needed, he will consult with specialists, such as accident reconstruction experts, who can help him get the facts.
Drivers of delivery trucks are often under high pressure to meet deadlines and make their scheduled deliveries. As a result, they may exceed the speed limit or allow themselves to become distracted while driving. Overworked drivers may fall asleep at the wheel. In some cases, a driver may have been under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
But delivery companies can also be negligent. They may have hired drivers without conducting proper background checks. Or they may have failed to provide proper training. They may not have met their responsibility to keep their fleet of trucks properly maintained and repaired. The delivery schedule they set for a driver may not have been realistic.
In other cases, a mechanical failure or equipment defect may have been a factor. Manufacturers may also be held liable for damages in these situations. But they are unlikely to admit fault, and they have lawyers looking out for their best interests.
Count on Colin after your crash
Attorney Colin Scott knows how to handle complex cases to get the facts. He determines which party's negligence caused the crash that left you injured. Then he builds a strong case that insurance companies can't ignore. This will often convince insurance companies it is in their best interests to negotiate a settlement prior to litigation.
But any resolution of your case has to be one that meets your needs. This often includes compensation for all current and future medical expenses. It may also include compensation for any lost wages if you’re unable to work, and loss of future income if you can no longer perform the same job functions. You may also be entitled to compensation for other damages, such as pain and suffering and emotional distress.
If the insurance company won't agree to a settlement that works for you, Colin can fight for you in court. Contact us online or call 360-718-3640 to learn more. A Vancouver truck accident lawyer at our firm can review your case and answer your questions during a free consultation.