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Truck Accident FAQ

Being in a truck accident, whether a semi-truck or a pickup truck, in Seattle, Bellingham, Kirkland, or Olympia can be terrifying and devastating, both financially and physically. If you have questions, feel free to call our office to see if we can answer them for you. Below here are some of the more common questions our office has seen over the years.

Question: How do I prove the driver who hit me was texting when he hit me?

Answer: The Jackman Law Firm has the resources and understanding to properly prove this. We can send a legal document called a subpoena to get his cell phone records.

Question: The police investigated the scene and issued the driver a ticket. Do I need a copy of this police report?

Answer: Yes, it is helpful to have a police report that explains how the accident happened.

Question: What is the difference between a commercial truck and a pickup truck?

Answer: The only difference is that one vehicle is used for work purposes and the other is used for just a normal person who is not driving the truck for a company at the time of the accident.

Question: I was visiting from out of town when I got hit. Can I sue in Seattle?

Answer: Yes, it does not matter if you happen to be from out of state or not from the area to bring a claim against the trucking company or truck driver in Seattle.

Question: How much is my truck accident case worth?

Answer: This is hard to say at an early stage in your case. It is helpful to know the particular details of your case to make a determination. Feel free to call us so we can help you make sense of this.

Question: The truck that hit me was from Canada. Can I still file a lawsuit in the states?

Answer: Yes, Washington State would have jurisdiction over this accident if the company was originally from Canada when they hit you.

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