Bellevue Trucking Accidents Lawyer
Trucking accidents or 18-wheeler crashes often result in serious injuries to the occupants of lighter, smaller automobiles. These injuries can include broken bones and devastating back, neck, and spinal cord injuries, as well as traumatic brain injuries. Unfortunately several other trucking accidents result in fatalities. Because trucking accidents tend to result in large damage awards, they are vigorously defended by insurance companies. In almost all cases, the big-rig driver, the trucker's employer, and the insurance company will attempt to shift blame for the accident onto the driver of the car to minimize the amount of money they will have to pay for injuries or fatalities.
If you or a family member have been injured in a trucking accident or fatality, you need an attorney who had the knowledge, experience and tenacity to fight for you to secure your rightful compensation that covers your losses.
Experienced Bellevue and Tacoma Area Truck Accident Attorney
I'm John Polito, a Bellevue trucking accident attorney who handles all types of motor vehicle collision cases, including big rig accidents. I have 30 of experience helping car and tractor-trailer accident victims in Seattle, Redmond, Kirkland, Issaquah, Tacoma, and other cities in western Washington state hold negligent parties responsible and obtain compensation for medical bills, wage loss, pain and suffering, loss of relationships with a spouse and children, and out-of-pocket expenses.
I also offer skilled and compassionate guidance in wrongful death lawsuits following a fatal accident, working to recover compensation for funeral expenses, lost income to the family, loss of emotional and parenting support, loss of companionship, and other hardships.
In a semi-truck accident case, it is crucial to know how to fully establish liability and damages. Your trucking accident lawyer will need to hire the right experts to establish such factors as maintenance standards on the truck, driver hiring practices, driver training, drug testing, weight restrictions, and whether the truck was overloaded or had an unbalanced load. Your lawyer will also need to consult with highway design experts in case the highway was inadequately maintained or unsafe, putting the public in danger. I understand what it takes to build a successful truck crash case and will use all the resources at my disposal to assist you with your claim.
To establish damages, your lawyer needs to hire the proper medical experts to treat your injuries and fully document their extent. I am able to consult with the right experts and, in some cases, I even hire life care planners to assist me in determining a client's long-term care costs. This enables me to prepare an appropriate demand for compensation that will fully meet your current and future needs.
When you call my office following a devastating trucking accident, you may be scared and will have many questions. You can have peace of mind knowing that when you call, you will speak directly with me. I will handle your case from start to finish and will work hard to recover the compensation you need to cover expensive medical bills and lost wages. For truck accidents and all other personal injury cases, there are no attorney fees unless I recover compensation for you.
Free consultation: Contact me, Bellevue trucking accident lawyer John Polito, for a no-cost assessment of your truck accident case and your legal options. From my office in Bellevue, Washington, I serve clients in Seattle, King County, Snohomish County, and Pierce County. Please call my office at (425) 646-7111, or my cell phone at (206) 371-9870.
I also represent clients in personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits arising from serious or fatal accidents on I-5, I-90, I-405, State Route 520 (SR 520), and other freeways, highways, and major arterials.