Oilfield Truck Accident Attorneys

Because the state’s economy is heavily based on oil and gas, large trucks transporting to and from the region is a common sight on the state’s highways. Large commercial trucks can weigh up to 80,000 pounds fully loaded and can reach lengths of up to 75 feet. Trucks of this size have the potential to create devastating results when involved in a collision with another vehicle. Tragically, thousands of people are killed every year in U.S. truck accidents. An Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) report revealed that 4,761 Americans were killed in truck collisions in 2017. The IIHS also reports that in the same year, more than 100,000 individuals sustained serious injuries in truck crashes across the nation.Truck accident attoreys

The truck accident lawyers at our law firm have more than 70 years of combined experience assisting victims of commercial truck collisions. We understand how important a successful settlement outcome is for victims struggling to pay costly medical bills and basic living expenses. Let our team of skilled lawyers work towards recovering a full and fair settlement for all accident-related damages. More information about truck accident Law here @ https://caraccidentattorneysa.com/truck-accident-lawyers-san-antonio/

Types of Truck Accidents

Jackknife accidents
Named after the tool it resembles, jackknife accidents occur when a trailer skids out and to the side of the cab that is hauling it. One of the more common types of truck crashes; driver error, faulty brakes, and bad weather conditions can cause jackknife accidents.

Underride collisions
When a passenger vehicle strikes the back end of a truck and travels underneath it, the results can be deadly. The bottom of a large truck’s trailer is usually the same height as the top of a smaller passenger vehicle. When the passenger vehicle slides underneath, drivers and passengers can suffer from catastrophic head injuries.

Runaway trailer accidents
If not properly connected, a trailer can become disconnected from the cab that is hauling it. Runaway trailer accidents can also occur because of a malfunctioning hitch part. In a runaway trailer accident, an unmanned trailer will often crash into several vehicles before it comes to a stop.

Let Our Skilled Legal Team Handle Your Case

After being involved in a jackknife accident, underride collision, runaway trailer accident or any other type of truck wreck, it is imperative injured victims consult a personal injury lawyer at our firm. Dealing with a commercial trucking company and its insurance carrier can be extremely challenging for those unaware of state and federal laws that apply to truck accident claims. Victims should not risk their opportunity to recover maximum compensation for medical expenses, lost wages due to missed time at work, permanent scars, and pain and suffering. To ensure a successful outcome, one of our skilled truck collision attorneys will handle negotiations with insurance agents and defense attorneys.

Don’t Delay – Contact Us Today

Do not delay calling our office. When you place a call to one of our caring truck accident attorneys, you will not be charged a consultation fee and you are not obligated to retain our services. We have helped thousands of accident victims across the state and can help you put the pieces of your life back together following a devastating commercial truck crash.

Tacoma Drug Defense Attorneys Are Tenacious and Thorough

Serious drug charges require experienced defense

According to a study by an advocacy group, there have been more than 240,000 arrests in the state of Washington over the past 25 years for marijuana possession alone. Public pressure and the war against drugs have only increased efforts to enforce drug laws — sometimes without regard to legal search and seizure.

At The Woods Law Office, PLLC, we serve clients throughout the Puget Sound area who have been charged with or arrested for marijuana, heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine, hallucinogens, illegal prescriptions and other drug crimes. Tacoma drug crimes lawyer Doug Woods is a former city and county prosecutor and experienced criminal defense attorney who understands what is required to obtain an acquittal on drug charges and all the factors that go into determining levels of sentencing.

Every drug charge comes with serious repercussions

Almost all drug offenses are felonies. However, the possession of less than 40 grams of marijuana is a simple misdemeanor — and even that has a mandatory minimum penalty of one day in jail and a $450 fine for a first offense. The maximum penalty for possession of less than 40 grams of marijuana is 90 days in jail and a fine of $1,000. Think, too, about how even a misdemeanor drug conviction can affect your job or your ability to obtain professional licensure or a commercial driver’s license (CDL) and your relationships with friends and family.

Whether you have been charged with drug possession, distribution or manufacturing, we have the experience and knowledge to zealously prepare a defense on your behalf — challenging evidence that may have been illegally obtained and questioning the reliability of witnesses.

If you have been arrested or believe you are under investigation for any of the following drug crimes, it is imperative that you contact us immediately:

  • Possession
  • Providing controlled substances to minors
  • Possession with intent to distribute
  • Drug trafficking
  • Possession of drug paraphernalia
  • Illegal manufacturing and delivery

You have the right to have an attorney present before you are questioned. Protect your rights — do not talk to the police or the district attorney, city attorney or other prosecutor before you talk to drug defense lawyer Doug Woods.

We can discuss your needs during a confidential, free consultation with Tacoma drugs lawyer Doug Woods

Let drug crimes attorney Doug Woods hear you out and discuss some of your options. To schedule a free consultation, please contact us online. We can arrange weekend or evening appointments and also offer flexible, affordable payment plans.

Tacoma Probation Violation Lawyers Defend Your Freedom

What happens if I violate my probation in Washington State?

With experience in municipal, district, superior and federal courts in Pierce and King County and throughout Western Washington State, the criminal defense law practice at The Woods Law Office, PLLC can help you if you have been arrested for a probation violation or scheduled for a review hearing on your probation. Doug Woods is a former prosecutor with vast experience in Tacoma parole violations and probation violations.

The consequences of a probation violation vary with the nature of the violation, but may include a jail sentence, steep fines or additional probation time. Because probation was given in exchange for prison term, you risk losing your freedom because of a mistake. Criminal lawyer Doug Woods fights to help you preserve the terms of your probation and minimize any new or additional penalties.

What is probation?

A sentencing judge sometimes imposes probation instead of sending a person to jail, and sometimes it is imposed in addition to a period of imprisonment. In exchange for being allowed freedom from incarceration, the “probationer” agrees to comply with a number of standard conditions of probation and, depending upon the case, may also have to abide by special conditions. Probation can be for a few months or several years.

While on probation, the probationer is supervised by a probation officer/agent. The officer’s job is to make sure that the probationer does the things the probationer promised he or she would do in order to stay out of jail. When the probationer breaks the terms, the probation officer must notify the court. The sentencing judge then decides what, if any, penalties may be imposed.

Penalties for probation violation

If a probationer commits a crime, the result is often a jail sentence. In cases where the violation is the result of something simple such as not following up on paying restitution, failing to complete drug treatment or counseling or missing a meeting with a probation officer, it may be handled with a minor sanction.

It is, of course, in your best interest to pay close attention to and follow the terms of your probation to the letter. If you have been arrested for a probation violation or have been notified that a probation violation review hearing has been scheduled, call Tacoma criminal defense attorney Doug Woods immediately for a free consultation.

Contact our Tacoma parole violations lawyer to learn more about your options

Don’t risk your probation by waiting too long to get skilled legal representation. To schedule your free and confidential consultation with attorney Doug Woods, please call The Woods Law Office, PLLC at contact us online. We can arrange to meet you on weekends or evenings. Flexible, affordable payment terms are available.