Seattle Attorney Pens LONG HAUL TO JUSTICE
Seattle Attorney Christopher Davis realized that many of the injured victims calling his office had been involved in a collision with a semi-truck or other commercial vehicle. Most had waited months or even years after their accident to call in, believing that it was wise to prioritize recovering from their often catastrophic injuries before pursuing a legal case. But that delay meant that trucking companies had more time to prepare their case-and that victims who should entitled to compensation were at a serious disadvantage.
So Attorney Davis went to work, writing Long Haul To Justice: The Accident Victim's Guide to Semi-Truck Injury Claims. The book is the latest installment in his Washington Accident Books series, a collection of books about the nuances of Washington state's personal injury laws and the nuances of insurance claims. Mr. Davis's law firm, the Davis Law Group, distributes the books for free to injured victims and people who are curious about the legal process of recovering damages after an accident.
In Long Haul To Justice: The Accident Victim's Guide to Semi-Truck Injury Claims, Mr. Davis walks victims through the process of investigating and litigating personal injury claims involving trucks. He explains how trucking companies manage to get investigators to the scene of the accident while injured victims are still on their way to the hospital; he reveals the high-pressure tactics that insurance adjusters working for trucking companies use to settle cases quickly for far less than their potential value.
"In meeting with semi-truck accident victims, I've heard all sorts of terrible stories about how terribly innocent victims have been treated by trucking companies and their lawyers during the investigation and negotiations processes," he says. "Many have called my office because a trucking company sent a team of aggressive lawyers to interview them while they were waiting to go into surgery after being rear-ended by a 50,000-pound semi-truck."
Mr. Davis explains that because accidents between massive trucks and small passenger cars often cause horrific injuries, trucking companies have a strong incentive to defend accident claims. But they're also highly incentivized to push their employees to work long hours or carry unsafe loads while lying to regulators. All too often, that means that accident victims who were injured through no fault of their own find themselves under intense pressure from insurance adjusters when they're at their most vulnerable.
"The truth is the American economy relies greatly on the trucking industry," he adds. "While the benefits of the trucking industry are great for the economy, so are the dangers for the average driver."
Mr. Davis hopes that his latest book will reach accident victims before they're taken advantage of by insurance adjusters and the giant trucking companies they work for. Accident victims and their loved ones can order a free copy of Long Haul To Justice and learn about other aspects of personal injury insurance law by visiting http://www.WashingtonAccidentBooks.com or by calling Davis Law Group at (206) 727-4000.
About Chris Davis
Christopher M. Davis, founder of the Davis Law Group, has been a licensed attorney in the state of Washington since 1993. He has tried dozens of personal injury cases to verdict and has successfully handled and resolved hundreds of accident claims. He has been a Washington 'Super Lawyer' for seven years in a row for his expertise and success in litigating personal injury claims. You can learn more about the firm by visiting: http://www.DavisLawGroupSeattle.com.