Attorney Rob Kornfeld Knows
What It's Like To Be Injured

Seattle Truck Accident Lawyer

Serving the Injured in Seattle, Kirkland, Bellevue, Everett & the Greater Washington State Area

Any motor vehicle accident can be damaging and deadly, but crashes involving big trucks and tractor trailers can be especially dangerous. Due to their hefty weight and sheer size, semi-trucks can cause major damage to any other vehicle, pedestrian, or motorcycle that crosses their path. When drivers are inexperienced, under the influence of drugs or alcohol, simply careless, or if the truck was badly loaded or poorly maintained, it could cause a serious accident.

Unfortunately, trucking companies typically have substantial insurance coverage and teams of attorneys to fight personal injury claims laid against them. In order to go up against these trucking companies, you need to work with an experienced, committed Seattle truck accident lawyer. Attorney Robert Kornfeld is prepared to provide you with the guidance, representation, and comprehensive help you need to recover.

Call Kornfeld Law today at (425) 657-5255. Our Seattle truck accident lawyer wants to help you fight for the compensation you deserve!

Putting Our Experience to Work for You

Truck accidents cause significant and catastrophic injuries, including traumatic brain injuries that can have long-lasting effects on your emotional and physical health. Attorney Rob Kornfeld has more than 38 years of professional experience working on personal injury cases, including those dealing with truck accidents. He knows what it’s like to be injured, having survived a motor vehicle accident himself, and he will fight for your best interests in order to get you the compensation you need and deserve.

Common Causes of Truck Accidents in Washington State

All truck companies, operators, and drivers have a duty to adhere to the rules of the road, as well as state and federal trucking regulations. When negligence occurs and rules are broken, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries.

Accidents involving semi-trucks, tractor-trailers, Mac trucks, and other large vehicles are often caused by the following:

  • Improperly maintained vehicles
  • Tired or distracted drivers
  • Rollover accidents from lane changes
  • Loss of load or haul
  • Poorly loaded or secured cargo
  • Tire, brake, or other mechanical failure
  • Loss of control
  • Head-on or rear-end collisions

semi truck driving down the highway with a sunset in the background

Truck Drivers & Distracted Driving Dangers

Truck drivers have several electronic devices that can easily distract them. From their e-logs to their dispatch radios and cell phones, plenty of distractions are within easy reach. Long-haul truckers are especially prone to distractions because they frequently speak with family members or dispatch teams while behind the wheel. In fact, many distracted driving accidents occur because of cell phone conversations.

Of course, distracted driving is dangerous no matter what type of vehicle you drive, However, a study conducted by Virginia Tech Transportation Institute found that truck driver cell phone usage is a paramount danger on U.S. highways. According to the study, truck drivers who text and drive are 23.2 times more likely to be involved in a crash while reaching for their device.

Unfortunately, the pressure placed on truck drivers to push themselves beyond reasonable limits lead many to drive under dangerous conditions to meet strict deadlines. As a result, countless truckers drive while drowsy or they employ dangerous distractions to help keep them occupied and awake. This is more true today than ever before with the increased demand on truck drivers to keep grocery stories full stocked through the demand of the Coronavirus Pandemic.

If you were involved in an accident caused by a fatigued or distracted truck driver, the dedicated Seattle truck accident attorneys at Kornfeld Law are here to fight for compensation on your behalf.

Truck Maintenance Regulations

It is mandatory for all truck drivers to perform an inspection of their truck prior to driving to ensure that it is in a safe operating condition. If any problems are discovered, the driver is obligated to report and perform any necessary repairs before taking it on the road. If there are any potential dangers or hazards while on the road, the truck must be taken to the nearest available mechanic for the necessary repairs.

Some of the most frequently ignored maintenance duties include:

  • Checking brakes
  • Maintaining tires
  • Upkeep of trailer control systems
  • Replacing and repairing operating lights
  • Maintaining fluid levels

What to Do After a Truck Accident

Being involved in a truck accident can be a traumatic experience, and it is essential to know what steps to take to protect yourself and your rights. Here are some important things to keep in mind:

  1. Seek medical attention: Your health and safety should be your top priority. Even if you do not feel injured, it is still advisable to get checked out by a medical professional.
  2. Call the police: Contact the authorities and report the accident. They will create an official report that can be helpful in your case.
  3. Document the scene: Take pictures of the accident scene, including any damage to your vehicle and any injuries you sustained.
  4. Exchange information: Get the contact and insurance information from the truck driver and any witnesses to the accident.
  5. Do not admit fault: Even if you think you may have caused the accident, do not admit fault. Let the authorities and your attorney determine who is at fault.
  6. Contact an attorney: A truck accident lawyer can help you navigate the legal process and fight for the compensation you deserve.

At Kornfeld Law, we understand the complexities of truck accident cases and are committed to helping our clients recover the damages they are entitled to. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation.

Why Choose Kornfeld Law for Your Truck Accident Case?

When it comes to seeking compensation for your truck accident injuries, choosing the right attorney is crucial. At Kornfeld Law, we have a proven track record of successfully representing clients in truck accident cases throughout Kirkland, WA, and the greater Washington State area. Here's why you should choose us:

  1. Experience and Expertise: Our team of experienced truck accident lawyers has in-depth knowledge of the laws and regulations surrounding truck accidents. We understand the complexities of these cases and know how to build a strong legal strategy to maximize your chances of a favorable outcome.
  2. Personalized Attention: We believe in providing personalized attention to each client. We will take the time to understand your unique situation, answer your questions, and keep you informed at every step of the legal process. You can trust us to be there for you, fighting for your rights and best interests.
  3. Resources and Network: Over the years, we have built a vast network of experts, including accident reconstruction specialists, medical professionals, and investigators. We leverage these resources to thoroughly investigate your case, gather evidence, and build a strong argument on your behalf.
  4. Proven Results: Our track record speaks for itself. We have secured substantial settlements and verdicts for our clients in truck accident cases, helping them recover the compensation they deserve for their medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.

Don't wait to seek legal representation after a truck accident. Contact Kornfeld Law today to schedule a free consultation and learn how we can help you navigate the legal process and fight for the compensation you deserve.

Representing Serious Injuries & Wrongful Death

Hundreds of thousands of individuals are hurt or killed in truck accidents on an annual basis. The terrible results of a motor vehicle accident can be devastating, especially if those results are permanent or life altering. These types of violent crashes can result in broken bones, traumatic brain injuries, spinal damage, paralysis, internal damage, and even death. When serious injuries like these occur, you need to speak with Robert Kornfeld to discuss your legal options. Our firm takes cases on contingency, which means you will not pay unless your case wins. We accept cases in Kirkland, Bellevue, Seattle, Everett, and the Greater Washington State Area. We also take out-of-state cases!

Call (425) 657-5255 today for a free consultation, or email Rob at for a quick answer to your legal questions. Our firm specializes in brain injuries or other serious injuries caused by accidents with a truck.

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Verdicts & Settlements

  • $8,500,000.00 Motor Vehicle Accident
  • $5,200,000.00 Defective Highway Design
  • $4,000,000.00 Wrongful Death
  • $2,825,000.00 Brain Injury
  • $2,500,000.00 Brain Injury
  • $2,500,000.00 Medical Malpractice
  • $2,500,000.00 Medical Malpractice
  • $2,500,000.00 Wrongful Death
  • $2,362,000.00 Medical Malpractice
  • $2,300,000.00 Traumatic Brain Injury

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