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A Personal Injury Attorney is Crucial If You Are Hit By a Semi Truck

All auto accidents can cause injuries, but when a traffic accident involves a semi truck, the likelihood of major injuries goes up exponentially – and so does your need for a personal injury attorney. 

If you have been injured in an auto accident involving an 18-wheeler semi truck, you need an auto accident attorney who is dedicated to fight for your rights. Let the experienced personal injury attorneys at Ritchie Reiersen Law work for you. We are passionate about helping our clients get the settlement they deserve. 


In 2018, a total of 4,136 people died in auto accidents involving large trucks.  Only 16 percent of these deaths were occupants in the truck.  Large trucks can be any truck over 10,000 GVW, and the classification includes both commercial and noncommercial vehicles. However, 75% of the large trucks involved in fatal crashes in 2018 were semi trucks or 18-wheelers.

Heavy trucks are the biggest vehicles on the road, which means they cause the most damage and injuries when they are involved in an auto accident. These large trucks often weigh 20-30 times more than the average passenger vehicle. Additionally, many semi-truck accidents happen at highway speeds; a loaded truck needs 20-40 percent more room to stop than a passenger car needs.

The combination of speed, size, and stopping capacity makes semi trucks particularly dangerous to other vehicles on the roads, causing over 4,000 fatalities a year.

Contact an Experienced Trucking Accident Attorney

Traffic accidents involving an 18-Wheeler semi truck are much more likely to cause serious injuries or death than your typical auto accident. If you have been in an accident involving a semi truck, Ritchie Reiersen Truck Injury Attorneys have the experience and resources to properly handle your personal injury case.

Semi truck accident claims take a focused determination to fight for the rights of the occupants of the vehicle that was hit. Trucking companies often pour money into protecting their drivers.  It is important to have an auto accident attorney on your side who has experience taking on the large firms and will fight for the justice and compensation you deserve.

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Free Consultation With Experienced Trucking Accident Lawyer

Ritchie Reiersen Law has offices throughout the State of Washington in KennewickYakimaTacoma, and Auburn servicing the entire Seattle area. We also have an office in Portland to serve individuals in the Portland/Vancouver area. Our personal injury attorneys understand how car accidents, especially crashes involving an 18-wheeler semi truck, can have a huge affect on your life. We work hard to get you the compensation you deserve for the suffering you have endured.

Our personal injury attorneys have handled traffic accident injury cases for years. Having an experienced car accident attorney on your side is vital to you getting the help that you need.

Our job as your truck accident attorney is to handle the insurance companies and manage medical bills and expenses related to your accident. Most of all, we help you get the compensation you deserve.


The consultation is always free and we only get paid if you win. Don’t allow a car accident to destroy the rest of your life, especially if you have been injured by an 18-wheeler semi truck. Call Ritchie Reiersen Law Personal Injury Attorneys today at

There are Federal Safety Regulations for semi truck drivers, with the main purpose of preventing trucking accidents that cause serious injuries and death. These trucking laws limit how many hours a semi truck driver can spend behind the wheel, and require periodic maintenance inspections and drug and alcohol testing.

Unfortunately, many drivers do not follow these regulations all the time. Experienced truck injury attorneys understand these regulations, and can help decide whether a violation contributed to the trucking accident. 


The trucking company and their insurance carrier will have numerous lawyers on their side, protecting their bottom line. For the best chance at receiving a fair compensation and having your rights protected, contact a personal injury attorney at Ritchie Reiersen Law today at

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Figuring out the best course of action after a car accident can be intimidating. Without taking the correct steps to protect your rights, you could miss out on a significant sum of money. Our attorneys will go the extra mile to secure the maximum compensation you deserve.  To discuss the specifics of your case during a free consultation, get in touch with our office.

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