If you have been injured in an accident involving a tractor-trailer or truck, it’s very important to discuss your legal rights with an experienced attorney right away because trucking companies are required to maintain travel logs for only six months. After that time period, they are permitted under federal trucking regulations to destroy the travel logs. These documents often provide crucial information and evidence about the accident.
Collisions involving a car and a tractor-trailer often cause severe and sometimes fatal injuries to the occupants of the car. It is essential to discern the full extent of these injuries in order to get the best settlement or verdict. That’s where the Mariano Morales Law Firm comes in. The attorneys at the Mariano Morales Law Firm, based in Yakima,Wash., pride themselves on thoroughly reviewing every record of every doctor. We also go over a client’s symptoms every four to six weeks. At times this diligent follow up will reveal symptoms not mentioned in the medical records. Often, this occurs because a patient does not mention the symptom to his or her doctor based on a belief that it isn’t related to the accident. What appears to be a soft tissue damage case might in fact involve a traumatic brain injury.
We have handled tractor-trailer accident cases involving a wide range of serious injuries, including:
- Neck and back injuries
- Spinal cord injuries resulting in paralysis, disability and/or limitations
- Head injuries of all kinds, from traumatic brain injury to serious head wounds
- Fractures, torn ligaments or cartilage and joint injuries
- Facial injuries, including eyes, teeth, and jaw
- Severe burns
- Amputation of arms or legs
- Extensive scarring or disfigurement
- Fatal Injuries
If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in an accident involving a tractor-trailer, contact the Yakima Valley motor vehicle accident attorneys today at the Mariano Morales Law Firm toll free at (509) 972-0493, or by using our online contact form. Your initial consultation is free of charge.
Tractor-trailer accidents require special expertise
To fully protect your interests, you need a seasoned attorney with experience handling tractor-trailer accidents. These accidents typically involve traumatic injuries. The attorneys at the Mariano Morales Law Firm are adept at uncovering the full extent of their clients’ injuries based on a thorough review of medical records and staying in regular contact with the clients about their physical condition.
Trucking companies often have layers of insurance coverage that our experienced attorneys are accustomed to dealing with. Because of our experience in this area of law, our firm also has access to an arsenal of highly qualified truck accident experts to help build the strongest case of liability possible.
The trucking industry is subject to an array of safety regulations. We can cut through this regulatory thicket and assess whether the tractor-trailer complied with the regulations at the time of the accident.
Contact a tractor-trailer accident attorney
The Mariano Morales Law Firm has been protecting the rights of individuals involved in tractor-trailer accidents for nearly 20 years, serving clients in Yakima, the Tri-Cities (Richland, Pasco and Kennewick), Wenatchee, Grant County and Chelan County.
Contact the tractor-trailer accident attorneys today at the Mariano Morales Law Firm toll free at (509) 972-0493, or by using our online contact form. If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident involving a tractor-trailer, do not delay in contacting us to assess your legal rights. Your initial consultation is free of charge.