Are you a truck driver who has been involved in a serious accident while driving your vehicle? If so, contact Peterson Law Offices today. Whether you've accidentally struck a vehicle which was not completely off the road, collided with a car in the middle of an intersection, or hit something while swerving to avoid a merging automobile, we can help you get the compensation you need for your injuries.
Small vehicles pose a significant threat to commercial trucks. In fact, many collisions are caused by negligent drivers of passenger vehicles. Because these cars are so much smaller than commercial trucks, they can't be seen behind and beside these trucks. When drivers of passenger vehicles enter into the space where the commercial truck driver has limited or no visibility, accidents are much more likely to happen.
It is also common for drivers of passenger vehicles to make unsafe lane changes in front of commercial trucks. These lane changes often catch the truck driver off guard, as they usually occur after the car has been out of the visibility of the commercial truck. Another hazard for truck drivers is the misconception that commercial vehicles are slow. This can cause car drivers to attempt to bypass a truck in the middle of a left or right turn, which usually results in an accident.
Whether you've been hit by a truck, been a passenger in a single
truck accident or have been hit while driving a truck, don't let
trucking insurance companies talk you into settling for less than you deserve. Contact one of the Washington trucking accident attorneys with the Peterson Law Offices today. Our professional attorneys will help you get the best settlement possible. We're centrally located in the Portland Metro area, but if your injuries are serious, we may be able to arrange a consultation in your home or hospital room.