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Kent Flatbed Truck Accident Injury Lawyer

  1. Common Causes of Flatbed Truck Accidents
  2. What To Do After a Flatbed Truck Accident
  3. How Can Herschensohn Law Help?
  4. Contact Herschensohn Law After Your Kent Flatbed Truck Accident

Driving on the roadways of Kent, Washington, you’ve almost certainly seen a flatbed truck transporting lumber or other large, heavy items that couldn’t be delivered in an enclosed truck. In order to operate one of these vehicles, a driver must obtain a Class A commercial driver’s license. It’s a time-consuming process, ensuring that the driver can safely operate the vehicle by adhering to local traffic laws. However, despite the rigorous training, human error can still occur, leading to devastating accidents.

There are many ways that a flatbed truck can cause damage to you or your property, including crashes or improperly secured cargo that falls off and collides with your vehicle. No one should have to pay for an accident that wasn’t their fault.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a flatbed truck accident in Kent, you may be entitled to financial compensation. A truck accident injury lawyer from Herschensohn Law can help you pursue compensation for your injuries and damages, including medical bills, damage to your vehicle, pain and suffering, and more. Call us today at (206) 588-4344.

Common Causes of Flatbed Truck Accidents

overloaded flatbed

Flatbed trucks are large vehicles and can be difficult to operate. There are many reasons why a flatbed could cause an accident, including:

  • Shifting cargo that falls off the flatbed
  • Overloading, causing the truck to jackknife
  • Driver negligence such as speeding, drowsiness, or disobeying other traffic laws

If you are driving on the road and notice a flatbed truck swerving, or cargo on a flatbed moving around, maintain a safe distance from the vehicle to avoid being involved in a serious accident.

What To Do After a Flatbed Truck Accident

reporting flatbed accident

A flatbed truck accident should be treated like any other truck accident. If you are involved in an accident with a flatbed, and their negligence caused the collision, then you can seek financial compensation.

Report the Accident

Immediately following your accident, you should pull to a safe part of the road, if possible, and call 911. Flatbed trucks are massive vehicles, and they can cause very serious injuries or even death. If you or anyone in your vehicle is injured, even if the injuries seem minor, make sure to make note of the injuries to the dispatcher when you call.

Document the Accident with Photos

If it’s safe to do so, exit your vehicle and take pictures of the accident. Your lawyer can use photos of the scene, vehicles, and any injuries as evidence when your lawsuit is being filed. However, if you are on a major highway or unsafe roadway, and it isn’t safe for you to exit your vehicle, don’t put yourself at risk. Wait for emergency responders to arrive on the scene to help you.

Obtain Information

Exchange insurance information with the driver of the other vehicle and give a statement to police about what happened to cause the crash. Remember that this statement will be used as evidence when insurance companies try to reach a settlement.

Seek Medical Treatment

If you’ve been injured or are feeling unwell, you should go to the hospital to get checked and make sure your injuries aren’t more serious than they appear. Keep copies of all medical bills and documentation (x-rays, reports, etc.).

You can reach out to a lawyer anytime after the accident. A flatbed truck accident lawyer serving the Kent area can guide you through the process of seeking compensation.

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At Herschensohn Law, we’re proud of our history of successful settlements for our clients. We’ve helped them recover millions of dollars in a variety of personal injury lawsuits, including those involving truck accidents.

After a Kent accident with a flatbed truck, vehicle damage is likely to be significant, and the injuries can be devastating. Being without a car is hard enough, but having to deal with the stress and pain of surgeries and other healthcare following an accident can make it very difficult to live your life as you normally would. Dealing with insurance companies and determining liability should not be something you need to worry about.

A personal injury lawyer from our firm can handle the stress of your lawsuit while you rest and heal. At Herschensohn Law, our team of attorneys can handle every step of your lawsuit. We can work with professionals to determine if your lawsuit should be against the driver of the truck, the trucking company, or the person responsible for loading the flatbed with cargo. After we determine liability, we can assess your damages and file a lawsuit.

In addition, our flatbed truck accident lawyers can negotiate with the insurance adjuster on your behalf and represent you in court if a reasonable settlement can’t be reached.

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- P.R., Katy, WA

Contact Herschensohn Law After Your Kent Flatbed Truck Accident​

An accident with a flatbed truck can cause severe injuries, damage, and sometimes even death. If you’ve been involved in an accident caused by the negligence of a flatbed truck driver, you should not be made to cover the costs of medical bills and other damages on your own.

At Herschensohn Law, we’re proud to serve the people of Kent, Washington. We not only want to see you compensated financially, but we want to see you back on your feet, doing the things you love. Let us put in the leg work while you recover from your injuries. You can rest knowing that you have truck accident attorneys working on your behalf who are knowledgeable about state and federal law and are willing to go to trial for you if necessary.

When you’re ready to seek legal counsel following your accident with a flatbed truck in Kent, contact Herschensohn Law at (206) 588-4344 to schedule your free consultation.

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