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Serious Truck Accident Cases

Our Kirkland truck accident firm is passionate about helping injured victims get back on track after a serious collision.

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In a Truck Accident in Kirkland?

Call (425) 559-9483 to Get the Justice You Deserve.

Few things are more devastating than being in a serious collision involving a truck, 18-wheeler, or other type of commercial vehicle. Victims are often left reeling in the aftermath of such an event and the resulting medical bills, property damage repairs, and injuries could be life-changing. If your accident was caused by a negligent truck driver, or if your truck accident was caused by other circumstances not of your own actions, you must speak with us immediately. Our firm demands justice on behalf of the innocently injured and bereaved. Our impressive record of results proves our ability to go toe-to-toe for you. Speak with us at (425) 559-9483 and learn about your options.

Common Types of Truck Accident Causes

Truck accident cases are incredibly complex matters that require extensive investigation and preparation. Very rarely will they be simple cut and dry cases. Because of the many moving parts involved in these matters, your lawyer should know the ins and outs of the trucking industry and what must be done to maximize your recovery.

  • Negligent, Reckless Drivers
  • Improperly Trained Drivers
  • Traffic Law Violations
  • Poorly Maintained Roads
  • Inclement Weather
  • Defective Auto Parts
  • Truck Accident Do’s and Don’ts

    Do Speak with a Lawyer

    Our firm works hard to make sure your voice is heard. We make sure liable entities or at-fault parties pay for the damages they have caused due to recklessness or negligence.

  • Truck Accident Do’s and Don’ts

    Don’t Admit Guilt

    You may feel inclined to apologize after an accident. Remember: though your intentions may have been rooted in politeness, your words can be misconstrued as an admission of fault.

  • Truck Accident Do’s and Don’ts

    Don’t Trust an Insurance Company

    You depend on insurance protection in the event of an accident. Do not think insurance companies have your best interests at heart. We help level the playing field for you.

Get Covered with Our On-the-Scene Accident Checklist

9 Things You Should Do After a Collision

  • Stay at the scene of the accident, but move to a safe location.

  • Make sure you and anyone else who is hurt receives necessary medical attention.

  • Contact law enforcement to report the accident.

  • Exchange information with the other driver (ex: name & insurance)

  • Talk to witnesses, if any, and write down their contact information.

  • Take pictures of the accident, including the cars, the scene, and any injuries.

  • Let your insurance company know about the accident.

  • Document and save everything regarding the accident.

  • Hire a personal injury attorney to look out for your best interests.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Questions

  • What is my case worth?

    Answer

    Every case is different and it would be irresponsible to give a ballpark number or dollar amount for your specific claim. There are several things that we will need to consider before determining the potential amount of financial compensation available in your situation. In the most general sense, you may be able to recover economic and non-economic damages, such as medical care, lost income, property damage, pain and suffering, and more.

  • What if I received an insurance settlement?

    Answer

    We know that the last thing you may want is a long, drawn-out legal battle. Unfortunately, accepting the first settlement check that comes your way could actually end up jeopardizing your future and your overall well-being. Insurance companies are notorious for providing pitifully low-ball offers to accident victims. We are prepared to fight to make sure your case is valued to the fullest extent so that you receive the proper financial recovery you need and deserve.

  • I’ve heard about a black box. What role does this play?

    Answer

    Most commercial vehicles, including big rigs and semi-trucks, are equipped with electronic on-board recorders. These are also commonly known as a “black box.” This recorder stores data about a truck’s behavior, such as speed or brake application, in the event of an accident or collision. Due to the nature of this recorded information, it is crucial that you act immediately after an accident in order to preserve this evidence before it is deleted or erased.

  • When should I contact a lawyer?

    Answer

    Because there is a time limit on when you can file a truck accident claim, it is highly important that you speak with a legal professional immediately after a collision. Because these cases are extremely time-sensitive, you will not have the luxury of taking your time. Speak with us today to learn more about your State’s statute of limitations and we can help you take the first step towards getting the justice you deserve.

  • Robert Kornfeld

    Senior Attorney & Founding Partner

    At Kornfeld, Trudell, Bowen and Lingenbrink, our professionals are devoted to representing clients who have suffered major injuries due to the negligence of another. We believe in providing a voice for the wrongfully injured and their families, and ensuring justice is restored on their behalf.

    We are equipped to represent clients who have cases involving major personal injury such as medical malpractice, construction site injuries, motor vehicle collisions, maritime accidents, nursing home or elder abuse, and other serious injury claims. With more than 100 years of combined experience, we have handled all types of serious injury claims including those involving catastrophic injuries resulting in paralysis, quadriplegia, traumatic brain injuries, burns and chemical exposures, electrical injuries and/or wrongful death.

  • Rob Kornfeld’s Story

    The Moment My Life Changed Forever

    Every attorney will tell you they will work hard for you – that they will go to bat to get you a good settlement after you’ve been injured. But the truth is, some lawyers get consistently better results for one reason or another. I’d like to share with you the reason I am so passionate and committed to fighting for the rights of the injured and why I’ve had great success winning substantial settlements for my clients, whether they were hurt on the job, in a motor vehicle or other type of accident or were injured because of medical malpractice or were discriminated or harassed at work causing an employment problem.

    Just a few years into practicing law, my life changed drastically and permanently. I was a young attorney, husband and father living and working in Seattle. I was driving my car back home from work on Lake City Way on an ordinary July day in 1985 when it happened – that life changing moment – a moment I still can’t remember because I was severely injured. I woke up in the hospital, in pain and disoriented from a head injury – I had no idea what had happened. The police told my family that a truck driving in the oncoming lane had rear-ended a car, forcing it into my lane where it hit me head-on. This is my car after the wreck: I was lucky to have survived the collision, and I didn’t know it at the time, but I was about to begin a long journey of recovering from this traumatic injury.

    During the long months I spent recuperating, I thought a lot about my life – past, present and future. Something I read in college came back to me – Keats said, “Nothing ever becomes real until it is experienced.” This explains why I fight so hard for my clients. I have been where you are. I have been hurt – badly – through no fault of my own – and know how frustrating it can be. You may be feeling anger – anger at the person that hurt you. Pain – physical pain from your injuries and mental anguish as you worry if you’ll recover physically, financially and emotionally. Shock – you may be in disbelief that something so traumatic has happened to you and struggling to understand why. I understand because I experienced all these emotions and more. “Why me?” I asked myself many times. I worried about my family, my finances and how my injuries would affect my future. Because I’ve been where you are, I get it, and that’s why I’ll doggedly fight for you

    Over the next several years, I had ten very difficult surgeries to try to restore what was broken. Some of the wounds healed – cuts and scrapes were managed with sutures – even though they left scars. I recovered fully from a mild traumatic brain injury suffered in the accident. But the crash I was lucky to survive at all also did permanent damage that will never heal. I lost a kneecap, and with that, my ability to enjoy many recreational activities I had once loved and for those I could still do, I could no longer reach the same level of performance I was once able to do. For years, even a walk around the block was excruciating and though I’m able to be more active now, I will never be fully physically restored. Weeks in the hospital, multiple surgeries, physical therapy and recovery cost me time with my wife and children that I will never get back. I understand what you’re going through and will be fierce in my pursuit of a settlement for you.

    When you’ve been injured – permanently and irrefutably injured – your life will never be the same. Whatever plans you made may have to be scrapped and redrawn depending on the long term effects of what happened to you. I have a good life. I’ve been practicing law for more than 30 years, have a great family, fulfilling hobbies and interests and make time for supporting my community.

    But it’s not the life I would have had if that truck driver had not been careless and sent a tank (an old Pontiac Bonneville station wagon) careening head on into me. Coping with that reality and how your life will change after a serious injury is a challenge – one that I understand. You can certainly still have a fulfilling life – but you should also be compensated for the life you would have had – for opportunities gone and quality of life lost when you were injured. I will fight for a settlement that reflects not only your injuries now, but the long term effects they will have on your life.

    I recovered from life threatening injuries. It was a harrowing experience. From this, I know first-hand how important it is to focus on recovery – physical, emotional and financial. Because I have been where you are and understand how it is to be injured, in pain, uncertain and stressed, you will not find a more compassionate, understanding and committed personal injury lawyer.

    My life changed one summer day in 1985 and as a result, I understand how it feels to be injured and unable to work, to feel the pressure of mounting medical bills with no wages coming in, to worry about whether and to what extent you will recover and what all this means to your family’s emotional and financial well-being. For 30 years, I have been helping people just like you navigate the legal system, recover medical bills, lost wages, compensation for pain and suffering and other damages.

The Proof Is in Our Results

  • Construction Accident

    $2,590,000

    Construction Worker Injured on Job Site

  • Medical Malpractice

    $2,500,000

    Victim of Nursing/Hospital Negligence

  • Wrongful death

    $750,000

    Medical Malpractice Surgical Negligence

Why Choose Our Team?

Trial lawyers who are committed to helping you recover the compensation you deserve.

  • Over 100+ Years Collective Experience

  • You Pay No Fees Unless We Win

  • Free Consultations at A Location Convenient for You

  • Over $30 Million in Settlements Achieved for Our Clients

Tell Us About Your Case

We can meet with you at your home, a convenient meeting location or in the hospital, day or nighttime and weekends.

Client Testimonials

Your Case Is in Good Hands

  • “Given his extensive knowledge and remarkable experience in medical malpractice, Rob is without doubt, the BEST advocate anyone could hope for.”

    Medical Malpractice Client

  • “We felt heard, supported and confident being represented”

    Medical Malpractice Client

  • “Their drive, professionalism, and experience resulted in a significant financial award for me.”

    Car Accident Client

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