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Kent Delivery Truck Accident Lawyer

When a delivery truck collides with a passenger car, the smaller vehicle’s occupants often suffer serious injuries. However, the victims of these crashes may be able to hold the delivery truck driver or their employer legally liable for the expenses and losses they incurred in the crash.

A Kent delivery truck accident lawyer from Herschensohn Law may be able to help you get the money you need to pay your medical bills, get your car repaired, and more. Call (206) 588-4344 now to get started with a free initial consultation with our team.

Why Delivery Truck Accident Victims Choose Herschensohn Law to Seek Justice

Attorney Zach Herschensohn and the team from Herschensohn Law serve Kent, Washington and the greater Seattle area. We represent victims of careless or reckless delivery truck drivers, providing aggressive and effective legal services for our clients.

We only handle personal injury cases, so our team understands how these cases work inside and out. Our case results show how we have won millions in verdicts and negotiated settlements for crash victims. We believe in holding the liable parties accountable, and we are ready to go to work on your case today.

Our lawyers represent clients based on contingency. We do not ask for any money upfront from our clients or their families. We use our resources to develop each case and pursue compensation for the client. We only recover attorney’s fees if we win the case.

Our Delivery Truck Accident Lawyers in Kent Help Victims Recover Damages

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Justice in a traffic accident case generally comes in the form of compensation for the victim’s expenses and losses. Our truck accident attorneys in Kent seek to recover this compensation for clients through a negotiated insurance settlement or a personal injury lawsuit. We know how to develop a strong case and fight for the compensation our clients deserve.

We conduct investigations into these accidents to prove:

  • What happened
  • Who caused the crash
  • Who is liable under Washington law
  • What damages our client suffered and will incur in the future
  • The estimated value of their case

Our lawyers have experience handling cases like yours, including identifying our client’s related expenses and losses. You do not want to overlook the money you spent because of your crash. You only get one chance at a fair financial recovery.

Common damages in a truck accident case in Kent include:

  • Medical bills, including current and future treatment costs
  • Lost income from time missed working
  • Diminished ability to work
  • Property damages, such as car repairs
  • Miscellaneous related expenses with receipts
  • Pain and suffering and other non-economic damages

When a victim passes away from their injuries, wrongful death damages may be available. Our compassionate team will handle all aspects of a wrongful death case for you so your family can focus on what matters most at this time.

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What Causes Delivery Truck Accidents in Kent, WA?

What Causes Delivery Truck Accidents in Kent, WA?​

Drivers see more delivery trucks on the road than ever before. While companies like FedEx and UPS have been on the roads for years, companies like Amazon quickly expanded over the last decade or so. In addition, other retailers also increasingly offer delivery services.

The drivers of all these vans and trucks should have extensive training, and many carry commercial driver licenses (CDLs). However, mistakes behind the wheel still cause many collisions in Kent..

Delivery van drivers have strict deadlines and must make many stops to meet them. This can cause:

  • Sudden stops or turns
  • Speeding
  • Careless violations of traffic laws
  • Improperly secured loads and lost loads

For example, imagine a delivery truck driver rushes to drop off a package, so they fail to stop before turning right on red at a light in Kent. As a result, they hit a pedestrian in the crosswalk, causing serious injuries. Had the truck driver carefully navigated the intersection, they could have prevented this accident.

What Causes Delivery Truck Accidents in Kent, WA?​

What Injuries Occur in Delivery Truck Crashes?

A wide range of injuries can occur when a delivery truck collides with a car, motorcycle, bicyclist, or pedestrian. While the delivery driver may suffer relatively minor injuries, those in the smaller vehicle often have more serious injuries. Our team handles cases that involve everything from fractures to catastrophic injuries. This includes:

  • Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
  • Other head injuries, including concussions
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Other back and neck injuries
  • Amputations
  • Burns, scarring, and disfigurement
  • Fractures, including compound breaks
  • Internal injuries
  • Abrasions and contusions

We know how to develop a case to show the expenses of your medical care, future medical needs, and how your injuries affect your life today. We work with experts to show your pain and suffering damages and ongoing care costs.

Who Is Liable for My Kent Delivery Truck Accident Injuries?

Determining liability in a delivery truck accident is not as straightforward as it might be in some other types of traffic accidents. This is because RCW 4.22.070 establishes vicarious liability for employers in Washington. This means that when a delivery driver acts negligently, their employer is legally responsible for any crash damages and injuries.

We can generally build a case based on the company’s corporate liability insurance policy or sue the company for compensation. This could mean going against a large, multi-national company or facing a team of corporate attorneys. However, we aggressively pursue justice for our clients. We will not back down because of the size of the liable party.

“Zach will always take time and give you quality advice that you can trust. Highly recommended!”

- P.R., Katy, WA

How Long Do I Have to File My Kent Collision Lawsuit?

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Many delivery truck accident cases settle without going to trial. We negotiate a fair settlement with the insurer, and our client signs an agreement for their payout. When this is not possible, or a lawsuit becomes necessary for another reason, we must meet applicable filing deadlines.

Under RCW 4.16.080, we generally have up to three years to sue a company based on your injuries. Missing this deadline could prevent you from recovering damages. Therefore, we encourage you to contact us as soon as possible.

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Talk to Our Team About Your Delivery Truck Accident for Free Today

Speak with a team member from Herschensohn Law about your Kent delivery truck accident and injuries. We provide these free consultations so potential clients can learn more about their rights and what our lawyers can do to help them.

Call (206) 588-4344 or use our contact form to connect with our team today.

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Hurt? Let our law firm handle the details

When you request your free consultation, Kent personal injury attorney Zach Herschensohn will listen to you, answer your questions, lay out your legal options, and give you down-to-earth legal advice.

When you work with our law office, there are no obligations, hidden fees, or fine print. It’s that simple.

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We’re proud to fight—and win—for injured people in Kent, Washington. View our case results to learn more.