A Vancouver, WA Lawyer Who Handles Truck Rollover Accidents
If you've been injured, count on Colin
In some truck accidents, the wheels of a truck lift off the road, causing the entire truck to roll over. This creates a very dangerous situation that can lead to collisions that leave people seriously injured. These types of rollover accidents can be complicated. The Scott Law Firm, PLLC works hard to hold negligent parties accountable.
Truck accident attorney Colin Scott knows the impact a truck rollover crash can have on accident victims and their families. The injured may require surgery, hospitalization, medication, physical therapy or follow-up treatment. Recovery may take months or even years. Some accident victims never fully recover and are left with a permanent disability.
A truck rollover accident can cause damage in many ways. The truck can roll over onto another vehicle. It can roll over and slide into another vehicle. Or cargo from the truck can spill out onto the road and into the path of oncoming cars.
Truck rollover accidents are often caused by negligence and are therefore preventable. Negligence may be attributable to the truck driver or the trucking company - or both. But neither the driver nor the trucking company is likely to accept responsibility, at least not at first. And they have attorneys looking out for their best interests. That's why you need an attorney who will fight for your rights.
How we can help you after your truck rollover accident
Our firm investigates your accident to find out what really happened. This process can involve reviewing documentation, such as accident reports, photographs of the scene, interviewing witnesses, and other important evidence. We can also take action in certain situations to preserve evidence such as service logs and the truck's "black box" data. In some cases, we may also consult with one or more experts to determine what happened.
The causes of truck rollover accidents include:
- Going too fast on a curved road
- Faulty or worn brakes
- Distracted drivers (texting, adjusting dashboard controls, etc.)
- Fatigued drivers
- Taking a sharp turn too fast
- Drivers who aren't properly trained
Committed to getting results that matter
Insurance companies often dispute truck accident claims. That's because there's often a lot of money at stake and they're mainly interested in protecting their bottom line. So they may question the extent of your injuries. They may try to convince you to accept a lowball settlement offer. They may even try to put some of the blame for the accident on you.
Attorney Colin Scott puts considerable effort into building a strong case when liability is challenged. In a trucking case, these efforts are intended to help prove that a driver or trucking company was negligent and caused the accident that left you injured. If done correctly, insurance companies can be forced to re-evaluate their position, set proper reserves, and take your cases seriously. Once they understand that you have retained an attorney and you are prepared to fight, they will sometimes agree to enter settlement negotiations before a lawsuit is filed. If not, The Scott Law Firm, PLLC can fight for your rights in court.
Our firm is dedicated to helping our clients achieve the best possible result in every case. If you were injured in a truck rollover accident, attorney Colin Scott can help. Call our law office today for a free consultation. You can either contact us online or call 360-718-3640 to schedule a time that works for you.