Semi, Commercial Truck, and 18 Wheeler Accident Attorney

On Everett's crowded roadways, commercial truck crashes often result in critical or fatal injuries

When someone is injured or killed in a collision with a semi truck, 18 wheeler, or other commercial truck, Bill Coats can help.

According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, a large percentage of truck crashes are caused by these driver behaviors:

  • speeding;
  • tailgating;
  • improper lane changes; mechanical failure;
  • fatigued driving;
  • reckless driving;
  • driving while impaired.

These behaviors by either a commercial truck driver or a passenger-vehicle driver result in injury and fatality accidents on Everett roadways with alarming regularity.

How are commercial trucking crashes different than other motor-vehicle accidents in Everett?

When a crash with a commercial truck ends in property damage, injuries, or even death, the insurance claim is typically more complicated, and involves more people, companies, insurance adjusters, and government agencies. The owner of the truck, the driver, the insurer, and all regulatory and licensing agencies play a part in the personal injury or wrongful death claim. Given the difference in size and weight of a commercial truck to a typical passenger vehicle, the damages caused by a crash are magnified.

Everett victims of trucking accidents have resources available to help them move forward

The Everett Police Department usually produces a traffic collision report after an injury crash. This report is a crucial piece of information needed to determine liability in a collision with a semi truck or other commercial truck. Go here to request an Everett police report online.

The Everett Fire & Rescue Department often will respond to the scene of an injury collision, and they also produce important reports that will support your insurance claim.

The Washington State Patrol is the repository for the state's collision records. The agency receives all Vehicle Collision Reports from law enforcement officers at the state, county, city, and town levels, along with civilians that report their own collisions. These reports are written for each vehicle collision resulting in injury or death of any person, or damage to property to $1000 or more. Go here to request a copy of a traffic collision report.

Everett's major hospitals include Providence Everett Medical Center. This and other medical facilities will provide copies of your medical records and bills following treatment, which will be needed to fully support your claim. Bill Coats and his team will obtain copies of these reports as they work up your personal injury case.

When a commercial truck accident is serious or fatal, Everett injury attorney Bill Coats can help

When an injury is serious or a death occurs, contact Bill Coats to manage the financial recovery process by launching an insurance claim. Major injury or wrongful death claims are complicated and are hard to manage without legal help. Bill's years of experience enable him to efficiently and thoroughly manage your case to achieve the full settlement you are entitled to.

Since Bill Coats Law offers a no-cost consultation and works on a contingency basis, meaning that there are no up-front costs and all fees are paid when the claim is settled, there is no downside to contacting us immediately, to learn more about your rights and options.