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Spokane Lawyer Handling Truck Accidents Since 1994

Providing strategically tailored legal strategies for clients in Spokane and the surrounding areas

At Peltram Law Offices in Spokane, WA , we focus on the quality of our cases, not the number of cases we handle. We understand that no two cases are the same, so we tailor our negotiation and litigation strategies to your specific needs. Nearly two decades of experience in personal injury cases has taught us that devoting considerable time and effort to each client’s case brings the best results.

Collisions involving heavy trucks

Trucks dominate our roads and highways. In 2011, 170 collisions involving trucks occurred in Spokane County alone. Heavy trucks, such as 18-wheelers, can cause massive property damage and severe bodily injuries. In 2011, 19 deadly accidents involving trucks took place in Washington, killing 22 people.

In a truck accident settlement, negotiation or litigation, the plaintiff deals with the driver, the driver’s attorney and the insurance company. However, truck collisions are much more complex and may involve numerous parties, including:

  • Driver
  • Owner of the truck
  • Renter or lessee of the truck
  • Manufacturer of the truck

To effectively institute a lawsuit stemming from a truck collision, it is advisable to have a knowledgeable lawyer on your side. This ensures that claims are brought against all responsible parties in a manner that clearly shows their culpability.

Causes of truck accidents

Driver fatigue and drowsiness account for 20 percent to 40 percent of traffic accidents involving trucks nationwide. Overloading and failing to obey national and state regulations account for a large number of accidents involving large trucks as well. Yet, proving these types of cases can be difficult in court, especially because insurance companies tend to hire investigators, appraisers and attorneys right away. Our firm has experience handling complex truck accident cases.

Attorney Martin A. Peltram knows the rules and regulations applicable to your case, including those limiting the amount of drivers’ service hours. Peltram Law Offices can provide skilled representation from the start. Learning and understanding the cause of the accident is part of what we do to seek compensation from the proper party.

Do not delay in hiring an experienced attorney to handle your case

We know emotions run high after an accident, so we provide the compassionate counsel and sound advice you require. Peltram Law Offices offers free initial consultations for personal injury cases. Free parking is available at our Spokane office, which is accessible via public transportation. Call 509-624-4922 or send us a message via our website today. Accident and other personal injury cases are handled on a contingency basis.