Truck accidents can be really scary because trucks are so much larger than cars, bikes, and pedestrians. Anyone hit by a truck – especially a large commercial truck – is at risk for very serious injuries. When a truck accident causes debilitating injuries, you need an experienced local truck accident lawyer. You need one on your side to negotiate a full and fair settlement. Then take your case to court if a reasonable settlement cannot be reached out of court. Your personal injury lawyer will handle every step of the claims process. This is done by building a strong case and even creating arrangements with your healthcare providers to hold off on payments. This will help until you receive your settlement.
At Tario & Associates, P.S., we provide FREE case evaluations, home and hospital visits, and no attorney fees unless you recover damages. Do not delay, contact us today! There is a statute of limitations on filing your truck accident claim.
Michael Tario opened the prominent Bellingham law firm Tario & Associates, P.S. in 1979, followed by the Mount Vernon office in 1988. Over the years the Mount Vernon truck accident lawyers at Tario & Associates, P.S. have helped thousands of injured parties in Mount Vernon and throughout Skagit County to receive fair compensation and just treatment for their injuries. We have the resources, experience, and knowledge necessary to represent our truck crash clients. Our network of well regarded specialists in accident reconstruction, psychology, and engineering serves as an invaluable resource when determining liability and calculating the severity and the costs related to your personal injury. With the Tario & Associates, P.S. law team on your side, you will have the experience and knowledge you need to win and receive fair compensation for your accident.
If you need help with a truck accident claim, you can count on our law firm. Reviews from some of Tario & Associates, P.S. satisfied traffic accident clients:
Mr. Tario represented me in a personal injury case against Allstate Ins. Co. After the accident I tried to resolve the injury claim with Allstate ins. co. . Their response was totally unacceptable. At that time I contacted Mr. Tario and asked him to represent me. What a perfect choice! Mr. Tario and his associates worked hard on my behalf and I was awarded an amount well over the policy limit. If I ever need legal assistance again, there is only one choice…..Tario & Associates. – Michael
Mr. Tario did an excellent job handling my recent auto accident claim. He was quite easy to talk and work with. He explained the process and then kept us up to date on what was happening as it went along. He negotiated a satisfactory settlement with a minimum of stress for us. We would highly recommend him. – Lyle
How do I know whether I should pursue a personal injury claim for my truck accident?
The only way to know if you have a truck accident case is to meet with one of our experienced truck accident associates for a FREE consultation. A dedicated truck accident lawyer at Tario & Associates, P.S. will walk you through your claim and fight for the compensation you deserve.
Our truck accident lawyer will:
- Examine every legal angle and piece of evidence available to ensure that you have a strong case.
- Handle pre-trial investigation.
- Gather and disclose medical records and depositions of witnesses.
- Work with your medical providers to ensure that medical bills are paid.
- Advise you about what to do with your damaged vehicle or on the fair value of your vehicle if it was totaled.
- Fight to get you every dollar you are entitled to in a fair settlement with the at-fault insurance company, even if that means going to court or working through mediation or arbitration.
How much is my truck accident worth?
Like all accident cases, there is no set worth. When determining the value of a claim, a truck accident lawyer will consider many factors including the severity of your injuries, the cost of your medical bills and other damages such as lost wages. Truck accident cases vary in value from a few thousand dollars to more than a million dollars.
What should I do after being in a truck accident?
Call 9-1-1 to report the accident. Take pictures of your injuries and the damage to your vehicle if you are able. Otherwise, seek medical attention right away. Keep copies of medical records, bills, and expenses related to your injuries and contact an experienced truck accident lawyer who can help you understand the value of your accident claim.
Should I work with the at-fault insurance adjuster to settle my truck accident claim?
An insurance adjuster works for the insurance company, not you. If an insurance adjuster has already presented you with a proposed settlement, you need to know whether it is fair, if your claim is worth more, or if you should hire an attorney to force the insurance company to pay you the full and fair compensation you deserve. During your initial free consultation we can help you determine the best way to proceed. It is not unusual for our personal injury lawyers to be able to achieve monetary recoveries five to twenty times what an insurance company has offered.
How much do I have to pay to pursue a truck accident claim?
There are no upfront costs or fees paid by our clients to pursue an injury claim. We provide representation on a contingency fee basis for personal injury cases. You will not incur any attorney fees if you do not win your case. Washington law requires clients to reimburse the law firm for out-of-pocket expenses. Our firm advances out-of-pocket costs for our injury clients. We do not require our clients to pay any of these costs upfront. When cases are concluded with a monetary recovery, our firm is repaid for the out-of-pocket costs we have advanced. This is with a percentage of the settlement.
What if I was partially at fault for my truck accident?
In Washington, fault can be shared in a personal injury case. Damages are awarded based on contributory fault law. The law says that you may only be awarded damages proportional to the percentage of fault contributed by the defendant. Nothing for the amount of fault that you contributed. For example, if you were 10% at fault and your damages were $100,000, you would receive only $90,000.
If you or a loved one was injured in a truck accident, you have enough to worry about. Let us give you Peace of Mind. Contact the experienced Mount Vernon truck accident lawyers at Tario & Associates, P.S. today.