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Truck Accident Lawyer

Helping Victims Of 18-Wheeler Accidents Win Compensation

Truck collisions are some of the most devastating motor vehicle accidents. In legal terms, they also tend to be some of the most complex personal injury and wrongful death claims. This is typically because of the number of liable parties involved, as well as the difficulties involved in taking on major trucking companies and their insurance providers.

If you were injured or your loved one was killed in an accident with a semi-truck or big rig, it is crucial that you speak to an experienced Anchorage truck accident attorney. At Farnsworth & Vance, we have nearly 20 years of legal experience and a proven track record of securing swift, favorable settlements for our clients. Our attorneys are skilled negotiators and trial-tested litigators; we are prepared to fight for the justice and recovery you and your family are owed.

Call our firm at (907) 290-2576 to request a free, no-obligation consultation. If you are unable to meet us in our office, we can travel to your home or the hospital to meet with you.

Who Is Liable For Large Truck Accidents?

As previously mentioned, truck accident cases are often complicated by the number of potentially liable parties. While a truck driver may be the one who actually caused the accident, he or she is an employee of a trucking company. Because employers are generally liable for the actions of their employees while workers are on the job, the trucking company may be liable. Additionally, the trucking company may be liable if it is found to have acted negligently in any way. Other parties, such as truck designers or parts manufacturers, could also be liable for an accident.

As in other types of motor vehicle claims, liability in truck accident cases typically depends on how the accident occurred. Some of the most common causes of truck accidents include:

  • Fatigued driving
  • Hours-of-service violations
  • Distracted driving
  • Drunk/drugged driving
  • Speeding
  • Reckless or aggressive driving
  • Failure to yield the right-of-way
  • Careless or negligent driving
  • Unrealistic schedules/quotas
  • Overloaded/improperly loaded trucks
  • Failure to conduct background checks on drivers
  • Negligent hiring
  • Improper supervision
  • Inadequate truck maintenance
  • Failure to fix noted problems with trucks/truck parts
  • Dangerous truck design
  • Defective truck parts
  • Poor weather conditions
  • Defective/unsafe roadway design or conditions

In any of these or similar situations, anyone from the truck driver to the truck driver’s supervisor to the trucking company, truck manufacturer, or the party responsible for truck maintenance may be liable.

What Should I Do If I’m Involved In A Truck Accident?

If you are involved in a truck accident you should:

  • Move away from traffic or danger if possible

  • Call 911 and request medical assistance

  • If able, collect the drivers contact information

  • Gather witness statements if possible

  • Give a police statement and collect the officers badge number

  • Seek professional medical assistance

It’s recommended that you don’t talk about the accident with the other drivers involved and avoid discussing the accident with their insurance company. If you are involved in a truck accident it may be in your best interest to enlist the expertise of an attorney as soon as possible.

Working To Secure Compensation For All Your Damages

As you can see, pursuing compensation for your damages after a truck accident gets very complicated very quickly. It is absolutely in your best interests to speak to an attorney who is well-versed in this particular area of law. At Farnsworth & Vance, we have helped injured individuals and their families take on large trucking companies and major insurance providers. We often work with specialists, including insurance defense experts, in order to pursue bigger, faster settlements for our clients.

We understand the catastrophic nature of truck accidents, as well as the immense impact they have on victims and their loved ones. Our Anchorage truck accident attorneys can fight for the maximum compensation you are owed for your pain, suffering, and other damages.

For a complimentary case evaluation, reach out to our firm online or by phone at (907) 290-2576 today. The Farnsworth & Vance team is here for you.

Our Results

Successful Verdicts & Settlements

Car Accident

Recovered $800,000

Debt Forgiven $80,000

Pedestrian In A Parking Lot

Recovered $270,000

Debt Forgiven $470,000

Car Accident

Recovered $235,000

Debt Forgiven $72,000

Uninsured Driver

Recovered $225,000

Debt Forgiven $100,000

Motor Vehicle Accident

Recovered $174,500

Debt Forgiven $0.00

Worsen Prior Conditions

Recovered $172,000

Debt Forgiven $300,000

Hit & Run/Red Light Jump

Recovered $165,000

Debt Forgiven $70,000

Shoulder & Arm Surgery

Recovered $160,000

Debt Forgiven $70,000

Motor Vehicle Accident

Recovered $138,000

Debt Forgiven $0.00

Motor Vehicle Accident

Recovered $123,000

Debt Forgiven $0.00

Why Choose Us

CONCIERGE LEVEL OF SERVICE

We believe in taking care of our clients. We’ll stand by you & help you navigate the complicated legal process from start to finish, including meeting you at your home or hospital if you cannot travel.

SUCCESSFUL SETTLEMENTS

Some of our clients are afraid that, if they hire a lawyer, it means they will have to go to court. Because of our insurance industry insight, we usually settle claims without needing to do so.

WIDE-RANGING EXPERIENCE

Our office handles cases of all sizes & types. Whether you were injured in an accident or a loved one passed away through the fault of another, our office has the experience to help you recover.

INSURANCE INDUSTRY INSIGHT

Our team has insider knowledge of the insurance industry because many used to work for some of Alaska’s largest insurance providers. Now, they use that knowledge to advocate for our clients.

CONCIERGE LEVEL OF SERVICE

We believe in taking care of our clients. We’ll stand by you & help you navigate the complicated legal process from start to finish, including meeting you at your home or hospital if you cannot travel.

SUCCESSFUL SETTLEMENTS

Some of our clients are afraid that, if they hire a lawyer, it means they will have to go to court. Because of our insurance industry insight, we usually settle claims without needing to do so.

WIDE-RANGING EXPERIENCE

Our office handles cases of all sizes & types. Whether you were injured in an accident or a loved one passed away through the fault of another, our office has the experience to help you recover.

INSURANCE INDUSTRY INSIGHT

Our team has insider knowledge of the insurance industry because many used to work for some of Alaska’s largest insurance providers. Now, they use that knowledge to advocate for our clients.

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