Seattle Truck Manufacturer Negligence Attorneys
Large trucks like an 18-wheeler can weigh up to 40 tons — or 80,000 pounds — which is 16 times larger than a standard passenger vehicle that weighs typically around 5,000 pounds. Needless to say, all of this mass can cause grievous injury and a lot of property damage as well.
Because of the damage these vehicles can cause, it is up to truck manufacturers to ensure that every part they manufacture is in peak working order, free of defects once they leave the factory; however, truck part defects can happen – and when they do – they put the lives of people at risk.
The Seattle truck manufacturer negligence attorneys of The Law Offices of Jeffrey R. Caffee have made it their firm’s mission to deliver superb legal counsel geared toward winning maximum financial compensation to help you get back on your feet.
Contact the truck manufacturer negligence attorneys of The Law Offices of Jeffrey R. Caffee right now at (206) 899-5415 for your FREE case review.
How The Law Offices of Jeffrey R. Caffee Can Help You
Our Washington State truck manufacturer negligence lawyers excel at developing strong cases designed to help you secure fair and full financial recovery for you and your family. Throughout the years of helping clients that have fallen victim to truck manufacturer negligence, we have developed lasting experience in many of the different fields of what can be considered truck manufacturer negligence, such as:
- Design Defects
- Manufacturing Defects
- Faulty Brakes
- Faulty Locks
- Weak Load Straps
- Tire Defects
- Cab Defects
- Trailer Coupling System Defects
- Poor Truck Maintenance
- Product Recall Claims
- Failure to Replace Recalled and/or Defective Truck Parts
Truck parts manufacturers are responsible for delivering a product that has been tested in both design and performance in order to not only work as efficiently as possible but to also be as safe as possible. That means these parts should be tested and verified as being able to perform under strenuous conditions.
When a manufacturer is aware of a defect in one of their products but ignores it, they can be held liable for damages they have caused you or a loved one. To effectively fight for your right to compensation, you need truck manufacturer negligence lawyers that have the legal experience, knowledge, and resources to bring these giants to heel. You need The Law Offices of Jeffrey R. Caffee.
The Injuries Associated in Truck Manufacturer Negligence
When a defective truck part causes a catastrophic truck accident, the effects can be devastating. Whether it is a truck that is unable to stop because of faulty brakes or one that has a tire blowout because of improperly produced tires, victims can be left with lifelong injuries – or even suffer death.
In order to strengthen your claim in order to secure full and fair compensation, our Seattle truck manufacturer negligence lawyers will consult with physicians and other medical professionals to fully understand the severity of your injuries, how they have affected your life, and the financial damages you have suffered as a result.
Some of the most common injuries that we have seen suffered in a commercial truck accident include:
- Cuts and lacerations
- Soft tissue injuries (whiplash)
- Broken bones and fractures
- Crush injuries
- Neck and back injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Internal organ damage/bleeding
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Psychological injuries
From moderate to serious injury, your claim deserves the compensation you need to treat them. Contact the truck manufacturer negligence attorneys of The Law Offices of Jeffrey R. Caffee at (206) 899-5415 for unmatched legal representation in civil court.
Determining Liability in a Truck Accident Caused by Manufacturer Negligence
In a truck manufacturer negligence case, our lawyers will have to determine if your particular accident falls within one of the following categories in order to be eligible for financial recovery:
- Design Defects – This category analyzes whether the product was inherently defective in its design. This means that the product was dangerous regardless if it was manufactured correctly.
- Manufacturing Defects – If the design of a product was error-free but the manufacturing process wasn’t, it may fall within this category. This category often envelopes cases where a product is mass-produced containing the defect or due to faulty workmanship.
- Failure to Warn/Marketing Defects – This category of product liability recognizes the risk involved in using the product but analyzes whether or not the manufacturer or distributor provided adequate operating instructions, warranties, or warnings about its associated dangers.
When our clients come to us for unmatched legal representation after a severe truck accident, our experienced attorneys consult with accident reconstruction specialists, vehicle engineers, and performance specialists in order to determine what ultimately caused the crash.
Oftentimes, these specialists’ findings indicate that the crash was caused by a faulty part that was deemed defective by design, manufacturing, or within the design of the large truck.
The Law Offices of Jeffrey R. Caffee can help you get what is owed to you. Contact us at (206) 899-5415 to schedule your FREE legal consultation today.
Who Can be Held Liable for a Defective Part or Truck?
A trucking company isn’t the sole entity responsible for truck accidents. In truth, trucking companies are but one branch within the trucking industry, all of which are heavily regulated. This means that many different parties may hold some sort of responsibility for truck accidents caused by defective parts.
These parties can include the:
- Truck manufacturers of the truck and/or parts of the truck.
- Retailers who sold the defective product, especially if the product was under recall.
- Truck companies that allowed the unsafe truck to be on — and stay on — the road.
- Truck drivers that failed to inspect and report defects.
- Parties responsible for conducting thorough inspections and maintenance.
The moment a truck accident occurs, trucking companies and their insurance are quick to work. It isn’t unusual for any of these entities to fight tooth and nail to pay out as little — or outright deny — compensation as possible, utilizing their extensive resources in an effort to make a problem they caused go away with little consequence.
Since time is a factor — especially since statute of limitations will limit your time to file depending on your state — finding the right truck manufacturer negligence attorneys in a timely manner is critical to winning your claim.
Get the compensation you need to get your life back on track. Contact the dedicated truck manufacturer negligence attorneys of The Law Offices of Jeffrey R. Caffee at (206) 899-5415 now.
Recalling Defective Products and/or Trucks
Truck manufacturers may issue out recalls on the vehicles that have been discovered to have a defect within them, but it isn’t a foolproof process. Depending on when the recall was issued out, some parts or trucks may have been sold, and as a result, the purchaser could be involved in an accident.
While it is the manufacturers’ job to ensure that their customers know about the defect and the recall, they aren’t the only entity that has responsibilities during this time. In fact, if the manufacturer has made several active attempts to contact customers regarding the recall, liability may fall to other lower entities in the supply chain, even if these entities were not responsible for the defect.
For instance, if a trucking company was informed about a recall on a specific vehicle and had a customer call in to replace a part for a truck under recall, the trucking company has a legal obligation to inform the customer of said recall.
While this may seem a little complex, an experienced truck manufacturer negligence attorney can help you iron out the details to solidify your case.
Fight for Your Fair and Full Recovery with The Law Offices of Jeffrey R. Caffee
Truck accidents frequently require multiple trips to the doctor, where victims can incur heavy from treatment provided, painkillers administered, and prescription medications prescribed – but the financial damages don’t stop there.
Depending on the severity of your injury, at-home care, medical equipment, and physical therapy may all be required, and that doesn’t come cheap. To make matters worse, your injuries may even prevent you from making a living for a little — or long — while, forcing your family to pull from your life savings.
That’s why our lawyers fight so hard for our clients injured in a truck accident caused by manufacturer negligence. With our legal experience, we can help victims of truck accidents caused by truck manufacturer negligence earn maximum monetary compensation that can help them cover:
- Medical costs
- Lost wages
- Loss of earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Physical limitations
- Reduced quality of life
Since these types of negligent accidents are also known for taking lives, certain surviving family members may be eligible to file a wrongful death claim in order to cover funeral costs and other associated damages.
Talk with our qualified truck manufacturer negligence attorneys at The Law Offices of Jeffrey R. Caffee to see what kind of compensation you qualify for.
The Law Offices of Jeffrey R. Caffee has the experience, dedication, and legal resources you need to win your truck accident claim. Don’t suffer in silence. Contact the truck manufacturer negligence attorneys of The Law Offices of Jeffrey R. Caffee at (206) 899-5415 to schedule your FREE, no-obligation case review today.