Frequently Asked Questions

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Trucking accident law is a complex and challenging area of personal injury law, and every case is unique. However, the attorneys of the Seattle Truck Law team field certain questions on a regular basis, so we can answer them for our prospective clients in a general sense. We’ve compiled this list of frequently asked questions (FAQs) to serve as an accessible reference for truck wreck victims in Washington and elsewhere, and we hope it will answer some of the more common questions that you may have.

If you have more specific questions that need an answer or if you would like to meet with one of our attorneys for a free initial consultation, please call our offices directly at (866) 580-4878 or fill out our online form.

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Q: What Is Morgan Adams’ Track Record In Trucking Accident Cases?

Q: What Does It Mean To Be A “Trucking Accident Attorney”?

Q: What Is The Definition Of A “Commercial Truck?”

Q: What Should I Do if I've Witnessed a Trucking Accident?

Q: Does Morgan Adams Handle Only Accidents Involving Commercial Trucks?

Q: Do Trucking Accidents Have A Higher Fatality Rate Than Typical Car Accidents?

Q: What Are Some Of The Most Common Factors That Cause Trucking Accidents?

Q: Does Morgan Adams Handle Only Accidents Involving Commercial Trucks?

Q: What Kind Of Experience Does Morgan Adams Have In Trucking Accidents?

Q: Has Morgan Adams Received Recognition For His Work In Commercial Vehicle Accidents?

Q: What Has Morgan Adams Done To Initiate Change In The Commercial Trucking Industry?

Q: How Common Are Commercial Truck Accidents?

Q: How Is A Commercial Truck Accident Different Than A Typical Car Accident?

Q: What Does It Mean To Be A “Trucking Accident Attorney”?

The attorneys of the Seattle Truck Law team focus on pursuing personal injury cases that involve large truck and bus crashes, and founding attorney Morgan Adams practices with a sole focus in this area.

Large truck and bus accidents are an especially challenging area of personal injury law due to their complexity. These collisions often involve numerous vehicles and a large amount of damage, and the trucking industry and its regulations involve a great deal of intricacy and insider knowledge.

Additionally, trucking companies often have experience in defending themselves against personal injury claims and employ sizable legal teams who work to defeat claims and prevent recoveries. As a result of all these factors, large truck and bus accident cases can overwhelm even the most capable lawyers who lack significant experience in this area.

So, unlike some firms that try to be “everything to everyone” and take on almost any type of case, we bring a degree of concentration and years of experience specifically to large truck and bus accident cases. Because of our extensive background in this area, many other firms even hire our attorneys to enhance results for their clients in cases that involve large vehicle crashes.

Both Morgan Adams and John Chandler are nationally-recognized attorneys in this area of the law, and they frequently speak in respected venues and publish in legal journals on the topic of large vehicle crashes. They have made many successful recoveries for the injured victims of trucking accidents, including several judgments and settlements in excess of one million dollars.

Q: What Is The Definition Of Negligence?

Negligence, as it’s defined under the law, occurs when an individual (or legal entity) fails to exercise the care that a reasonable person would exercise in similar circumstances. If a person fails to act as a reasonable person would, he or she may be held liable for any resulting damages.

In order to have a viable trucking accident claim, the victim must have been harmed by the negligence of an individual or other legal entity; this could be the truck driver, trucking company, or another party.

Q: Do Your Attorneys Handle Cases Outside Of Washington?

Yes. Our attorneys have handled trucking accident cases in a variety of states throughout the country. Our founding attorney Morgan Adams is licensed to practice in Washington, Georgia, and Tennessee, and we have an extensive network of attorney contacts, so we can use the best local counsel to file suit in states where we are not admitted by the state bar. Residents of any state can contact us regarding injuries they have suffered in a large truck or bus accident. 

Q: What Is Your Firm’s Track Record In Trucking Accident Cases?

Our attorneys have a history of successful recoveries on behalf of our clients, including several judgments and settlements in excess of one million dollars. Please visit our case results page and our testimonials page for more information about our track record.

Q: How Much Does It Cost To Retain The Services Of The Seattle Truck Law Attorneys?

We operate on a contingent fee basis for personal injury cases, which means that you will not pay for fees or case expenses unless and until we make a recovery on your where allowed by law. (Some states do require clients to remain responsible for costs. Our firm policy is not to charge costs to clients unless we win or required to do so by state law. For example, Washington state requires clients to be responsible for costs at all times.)

When a recovery is made in your case, attorney’s fees and case expenses are deducted, and then you receive the balance of the award or settlement. We accept a fixed percentage of the funds that we recover; our fees are in line with industry standards and typically range between 25 to 40 percent of the total recovery, depending on the complexity of the case.

“Morgan helped me with a lawsuit against a trucking company. He handled my case with the utmost professionalism. I was very impressed with the outcome as well as his attentiveness to my needs.”

- Joshua Granger

About Seattle Truck Law, PLLC

Seattle Truck Law is a personal injury law firm that fights for clients who have been hurt in collisions with large trucks and buses. We also represent the families of victims who have lost their lives in these deadly wrecks. The firm serves clients in areas throughout Washington state, including Seattle, Tacoma, Olympia, Spokane, and more. We also handle cases nationwide by working with the best local counsel.


"Contingent fee," "contingent fee basis," and "contingent fee policy," as used on this website, refer only to those fees charged by attorneys for their legal services. Such fees are not permitted in all types of cases. Court costs and other additional expenses of legal action usually must be paid by the client.

The Supreme Courts of some states, including Washington, do not recognize certification of specialties in the practice of law. The certificate, award, or recognition is not a requirement to practice law in Washington or those states. Read more on our disclaimers page.

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222 Alaskan Way
Seattle, WA 98104
Local: (206) 456-2525

East Coast Office: The Adams Building
1419 Market Street
Chattanooga, TN 37402
Local: (423) 265-2020

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