Truck Accident Lawyer

If you or someone you love has been in a truck accident, it is likely that you are dealing with significant injuries and property damage.

The truck accident lawyers at Quick Law Group, PLLC, in Bellevue, WA, are available to help victims maximize their compensation.

What should you do after a truck accident?

Here's What to Do  If You're Still at the Accident Scene

A Closer Look at How to Protect Yourself After an Accident Involving a Truck

Stay on the Scene 

You should remain at the scene of the truck accident until authorities arrive. However, you can move over to a safer area while you wait.

Call for Help 

Immediately contact the police and any necessary emergency personnel to ensure they arrive promptly to assist you and other drivers.

Exchange Information 

It is essential to exchange information such as insurance and contact details, as they will be necessary for filing your claim.

Take Photos & Videos 

Any evidence of the accident scene will be helpful in your truck accident case. It is highly encouraged that you take photos and videos.

Avoid Admitting Fault 

Apologizing and other actions can be considered an admission of guilt and impact your ability to receive compensation.

Contact an Attorney

Victims of truck crashes are facing a complicated legal struggle. The sooner you enlist the aid of knowledgeable truck accident attorneys, the better they'll be able to help.

If you have found yourself in the aftermath of a truck accident and are wondering what to do next, our Bellevue truck accident lawyers are here for you...

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If you or someone you love has been involved in an accident with a commercial truck, contact Quick Law Group in Bellevue, WA, today. Our personal injury attorneys, Elizabeth and Matthew Quick, are dedicated to protecting the rights of the injured and have successfully litigated numerous truck and car accident cases.

Consultations with our law firm are totally free of charge and obligation. You can schedule your free case review with our truck accident lawyers by filling out our online form or calling 

(425) 576-8150

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Attorneys Matthew and Elizabeth Quick can hold a negligent trucking company responsible for your losses.

Real 5-Star Reviews "Five Stars Is Not Enough"

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Mike Smith

2019

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My wife had PTSD after a really bad crash. She hated dealing with anything related to her crash because it added onto her anxiety. Another attorney she had spoken to said she would have to do this or that, thus leading to more anxiety, whereas Matt Quick took care of everything, thus putting her at ease. It was also very important for my wife to hire someone whom is honest and fair, while looking out for his or her client's best interest. She didn't want to hire the next attorney who plans on milking the insurance company. She wanted someone honest. Matt was just that guy. He was also very thorough and communicated everything very well. It was such a relief for my wife to have someone she could trust handle everything for her.

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neville cramer

2018

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Five stars is not enough. I contacted the Quick Law Group after my first lawyer failed several times to respond to my inquiries. From the first day we spoke, until the case was completed, the lawyers at this firm were very responsive, sympathetic and extremely professional. In addition to keeping me well informed, they explained all of the legal and medical issues in plain English. I also know for a fact they spent many hours dealing with many people who were "less than cooperative." 
    I am in my sixties and have dealt with the many members of the legal profession throughout my adult life. I can say without question, should the need arise you will be smart to read about the others, and then hire the Quick Law Group!

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Why Choose Quick Law Group for Your Truck Accident Case?

Unafraid of Trial

Trucking companies and their insurance providers usually make an initial settlement offer to accident victims that is well below what their case is actually worth. Getting these huge corporations to pay what they owe often requires taking a case all the way to trial. While some law firms avoid the courtroom and will take the easy way out with a settlement, our truck accident attorneys thrive in court and take every case as far as it needs to go to achieve justice. In fact, Liz Quick was trained in trial litigation at the exclusive Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College, an invite-only program where some of the country's finest trial lawyers have honed their skills.

Expansive Network of Experts

Building a convincing personal injury case after a truck accident often requires expert testimony from medical professionals. Our law firm has developed close relationships with several medical experts in the greater Bellevue area. We will call on these friends of ours to examine your injuries and testify to their severity.

Committed to Our Clients

Larger personal injury law firms will treat your case like a number in their system as it gets passed from assistant to assistant, but not us. Our Bellevue truck accident lawyers offer personalized, hands-on service to every client we represent. You will work closely with Liz and Matt Quick during your personal injury case, and we will go the extra mile to ensure that you receive full justice for your hardships.

Don't Delay Filing a Personal Injury Lawsuit

Washington has a strict statute of limitations of 3 years

Fighting Insurance Companies

Trucking companies know they are exposed to heavy liability if a motor vehicle accident is caused by one of their vehicles or their drivers. Because of this huge liability, trucking companies work with some of the largest and most aggressive insurance companies in the nation.

After a truck accident on a Washington roadway, trucking companies will have one of their own investigators on the scene within minutes. These investigators are trained to look for evidence that will point blame at the car accident victim and away from the commercial truck.

Because these insurance companies are so skilled at shifting blame, a truck accident attorney must have an in-depth understanding of the common types of truck accidents, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) regulations, and the strategies truck companies use to defend themselves against damages. Fortunately, the lawyers at Quick Law Group in Bellevue, WA, are intimately familiar with truck accident law in our state and know how to counter the bad-faith strategies insurance companies often implement.

When you hire Liz and Matt Quick after a truck accident, they will use every resource at their disposal to hold trucking companies responsible for their negligence and help you recover maximum compensation.

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Matt was great, he was very thorough in getting information and results. He explained things very well and showed me both sides of the fence so that I could make wise decisions on my case. I would definitely hire him again. 5-star Review for Matt Quick on avvo.com

The Bad-Faith Strategies of Insurance Companies

There are several common strategies used by insurance providers to avoid paying fair compensation to truck accident victims. These strategies include:

  • Offering a quick settlement before the injury victim has a chance to speak to a truck accident lawyer
  • Delays in processing the claim until the plaintiff gives up and accepts a low settlement
  • Covering up violations of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration regulations (FMCSA regulations)
  • Requiring excessive and frustrating amounts of medical records and police reports
  • Blaming the plaintiff for causing the truck accident
  • Blaming a third party such as a contracted maintenance company or freight loader
  • Removing or changing evidence from the scene of the truck crash
  • Destroying damaging evidence and records

Overcoming these aggressive strategies requires knowing the relevant regulations and pursuing an intelligent, effective case backed by hard evidence of truck company or truck driver negligence. Our Bellevue lawyers will thoroughly examine every aspect of your accident and the behavior of insurers to make sure you are treated justly.

We Want to Help Contact Our Law Firm Today

Quick Law Group, PLLC, in Bellevue, WA, was established to help innocent victims recover the compensation they need in order to rebuild their lives. If your family is suffering because of a truck accident, our lawyers are happy to meet with you for a free consultation.

Whether your case involves a minor collision or a tragic accident involving wrongful death, Matt and Liz Quick are prepared to listen to your situation and provide sound legal advice.

You can request a free consultation with our truck accident lawyers right now by filling out our online form or calling 

(425) 576-8150

Some of the Most Dangerous Highways in Washington

Anytime semi-trucks or other large commercial vehicles share the road with passenger cars, the chance of a devastating trucking accident is high. Since they began practicing car accident law in Bellevue, WA, our truck accident attorneys have represented victims of accidents on some of the most dangerous highways in Washington, which include:

Interstate 5

I-5 runs the length of the state, from north to south. As the most heavily traveled highway in Washington, there is a higher likelihood cars will encounter large trucks. Problem areas along this highway are often in construction zones, which are usually populated by large vehicles.

State Route 522

This route is about 25 miles long and connects Seattle to the suburbs and other interchanges. Anytime one highway intersects with another, there is an increased risk of an accident. When traffic containing large trucks merges with that of a more heavily traveled roadway, such as I-5, car accidents are more likely. 

Interstate 90

This major roadway has been the scene of several fatal accidents involving cars and large trucks.

Increasing Areas of Concern for Bellevue Residents

Past data can shed light on how often truck accidents occur, the type of injuries that are likely, the cause of truck crashes, and where most of these accidents take place. Our truck accident lawyers study truck crash statistics in Bellevue and have found that:

  • Flipped or rolled semis have occurred on I-405 in Bellevue. The injuries which are likely with these accidents include broken bones, head and neck injuries, and organ damage.
  • I-5 in Chehalis is a common spot for semi-truck accidents. These wrecks often involve collisions with the guardrail.
  • I-90 near Cle Elum sees a fair share of semi-truck accidents.
  • In the first 75 days of 2017, there were 136 accidents involving trucks in the state of Washington. This was a dramatic increase from 85 trucking accidents in the first 75 days of 2016.

Trucking Accidents Are Too Common

"I Highly Recommend Them"

Liz and Matt helped me when I was in a terrible car accident. They guided me through everything and worked so hard for over two years to get me a fair settlement. They are always available to answer questions and give updates. They are polite and professional. They are amazing. I Highly recommend them. 5-Star Review for Liz Quick on avvo.com

Types of Truck Accidents

Our law firm in Bellevue, WA, has represented victims of many kinds of trucking accidents, including:
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Blind Spot Crashes

Blind spots often play a role in truck accidents. When truck drivers are not able to see cars in their blind spot, the driver may attempt a lane change and come into contact with the vehicle. This type of impact can cause serious damage. In addition to being impacted by the tractor trailer, the car might be forced off the road or into other vehicles.

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Jackknifing Accidents

One of the most common types of truck accidents is jackknifing accidents. When a truck jackknifes, the trailer of the semi swings out from behind the cab as the truck skids along the roadway. This is catastrophic for any vehicles in the path of the truck. In most jackknife accidents, cars that are in the way will be swept aside or carried along with the truck until it comes to a stop.

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Rollover Accidents

Many times, a jackknifing incident will lead to a rollover. When a tractor trailer jackknifes and is unable to stop after skidding along the highway, the next possibility is that the truck will roll over and damage any other vehicles in its way. Rollover accidents have a higher rate of fatality than other types of trucking accidents.

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Wide-Turning Accidents

Because of the length and width of tractor trailers, these vehicles require more space to navigate turns. In order for a large truck to make most turns, the driver first has to swing out wide and then cut back. Doing so puts cars in the oncoming lane of traffic at risk. This type of car accident is also referred to as a squeeze play accident, because unless the passenger vehicle is able to squeeze past the semi, the car will be struck.

Matthew and Elizabeth Quick

Quick Law Group, PLLC

At Quick Law Group, PLLC, our clients are given straightforward, candid advice about their legal situation, and they are always treated with respect as they deal with the legal and medical issues that result from an accident. Our accolades include:

  • Being named among the 20 Best Car Accident Attorneys in Bellevue
  • Being named a Top 100 Lawyer by the American Society of Legal Advocates
  • Having a 10.0 rating by Avvo

Contact us online or call us at (425) 576-8150 to schedule a free initial consultation with a lawyer. If we take your case, we will fight to collect maximum compensation for your injuries.

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