5-Star Reviews From Bellevue
Charlotte Weigel and her team are the best! Cascade Injury Law represented me for 2 car accidents. I am so grateful for Charlotte's expertise and her hard work on my behalf. Charlotte is very thorough, knowledgable and compassionate. I always felt my case and my well being were very important to her. Charlotte kept me informed every step of the way, thoroughly explained all options and made sense of the legal jargon. She fought hard to achieve the most favorable results for me. I couldn't have asked for better, more tenacious representation. My case went smoothly and I was very pleased with the better than expected settlement.View on Google
Ms. Charlotte is a very knowledgeable attorney and earned my strong recommendation. My case was transferred into her office. Despite short notice and little background, she was able to quickly understand my case and give valuable suggestions in us reaching a meaningful settlement with insurance companies. She is a strong advocate and presents all options to you and recommends the best course of favorable action. She and her staff are professional, easy to work with and super prompt with attention to detail.View on Google
Why Are These Claims So Complex?
The Truck Driver
The Trucking Company
The Logistics Company
The Truck or Truck Parts Manufacturer
The Party Responsible For Loading and Securing Cargo
We Have Won Many
Bellevue Truck Crash Cases
In Ms. Weigel's most notable truck crash lawsuit, she obtained a $600,000 settlement for her client. This significant amount of compensation was necessary, as the plaintiff was a 57-year-old who suffered a mild traumatic brain injury and pituitary gland injury after being rear-ended by a large truck on I-90 in Seattle.
Our Bellevue personal injury attorney's office has won many auto accident lawsuits involving many types of commercial trucks and large trucks. For example, she has handled a dump truck case revolving around faulty brakes. She has also taken on cases involving shuttle drivers.
Regardless of the vehicle at the heart of your truck accident claim, Ms. Weigel has the in-depth knowledge and track record of success that clients look for when choosing a truck accident law firm.
Personal Injury and
Wrongful Death Compensation
We Can Seek for
Your Truck Accident
The state of Washington places no maximum limit on the amount of compensation obtainable in a personal injury case. This allows our team to seek very significant damages in your truck accident case for the following and more:
- Burial costs
- Caregiving expenses
- Funeral expenses
- Future medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Medical bills
- Mental anguish
- Physical pain
- Property damage
- Reduced future earnings
The Right Truck Accident
Washington uses a somewhat unique legal framework when adjudicating truck accident cases that is known as pure comparative negligence. Under this system, a victim of a truck accident can receive compensation even if they were the primary cause of their accident. This means that if your negligent driving caused a truck collision, you may be able to obtain some compensation to mitigate your losses.
If you caused some of your crash but not the majority of it, pure comparative negligence is still very important to understand. Compensation awarded through this system is proportional, meaning if you are found to be responsible for 45% of the crash, you can receive 55% of the money. But if a knowledgeable lawyer is able to persuasively argue that you are only accountable for 15% of the crash, you can get 85% of the money.
As these differences can potentially add up to hundreds of thousands of dollars, it is wise to choose a Bellevue lawyer who has already won big truck accident cases.
Act Now to Avoid
Missing Your Deadline
For your truck accident lawsuit, there are two crucial statute of limitations deadlines you need to know. If you fail to file your lawsuit by these deadlines, you very likely lose the ability to ever receive compensation.
Our state provides three years from the date of a truck accident for a surviving victim to file a personal injury lawsuit.
Washington gives the grieving family members of someone killed in a truck crash three years from the date the deceased passed away to file suit.
An added incentive to initiate your claim as soon as possible is that doing so allows Ms. Weigel to begin collecting evidence while it is still fresh. Our lawyer works on contingency so you pay nothing unless we win. Reach out for her help.
More Great Client Reviews
Charlotte and her team really nice, wonderful people. They are very diligent and thoughtful about taking care of their clients. They are very responsive and caring. The outcome of my case/settlement was more than I expected. I recommend Cascade Injury Law 100%.View on Google
I am so happy to have Charlotte work on my car accident case! She guided me step by step and left no questions go unanswered. Her and Mike were excellent on communicating and keeping me in the loop. I couldn't be more happy with how my case was settled. I highly recommend their firm!View on Google
Our Truck Accident Lawyers Seek Crucial Crash Data
It may surprise many people that trucks manufactured in the last decade or so come equipped with a device that records important information about the truck and how it was being operated before the accident. This device works very much like a "black box" on an airplane, but it is actually called an EDR (Event Data Recorder). EDRs are not black boxes but complicated computer systems that record data onto one or more microchips, documenting the truck’s speed, angle, hard stops and brake application, tire pressure, steering wheel movements, and much more.
EDRs have been used to monitor trucks and their drivers for insurance and performance reasons since the '90s and can provide valuable information in the event of an accident. Proven truck accident lawyer Charlotte Weigel knows how to obtain EDR data to help pinpoint what happened in the moments leading to the accident and whether the truck driver was operating the truck in a distracted or reckless manner.
Trucking companies are aware of this, so taking prompt action following a truck accident is key to obtaining important evidence, such as EDR data.