The semi truck accident attorneys at the Davis Law Group represent seriously injured victims, and the families of those fatally injured in tractor trailer accidents in Washington state.
Washington state gets a large amount of trucking traffic on interstates such as I-5, I-90, I-82, and I-84. Unfortunately semi-truck accidents happen frequently in our state.
Truck drivers are often required to deliver their cargo on a very strict schedule which can result in long hours on the road with little or no sleep. Exhausted or distracted truck drivers often cause major accidents. Poorly maintained trucks and those with unsecure loads are also causes of trucking accidents. Because semi trucks can weigh anywhere from 10,000 to 80,000 pounds, if one of these big rigs crashes into a passenger vehicle the accident victims may suffer serious or fatal injuries.
There are over 500,000 truck accidents in the United States every year. A high number of these truck accidents result in fatalities. Approximately 5,000 die in truck accidents annually. Ninety-eight percent of the time, the passengers or driver in the other vehicle is killed as opposed to driver or passengers in the truck.
Jackknife big rig crashes are often caused by the sudden application of the brakes in a tractor-trailer. Jackknife accidents are also commonly caused by downshifting, accelerating on a a low friction surface, and entering a curve too quickly.
There are many causes for semi truck accidents but some of the most common causes are:
1. Driver Fatigue
2. Substance Abuse
4. Failure to adhere to the rules of the road
5. Failure to properly maintain trucks
6. Improperly loaded trucks or cargo shifting
7. Under-inflated tires
Seriously injured in a semi truck accident in Washington state? Want to know if you have a legal case? Want to know what your trucking accident case is worth? Want compensation for your injuries? Want justice for your loved ones? Want to make sure the same thing doesn’t happen to someone else? You need the help of semi truck accident attorneys.
Get the legal aid that you need. Call attorney Chris Davis at Davis Law Group. The call is free. The advice may be priceless. Call 206-727-4000 now for a FREE legal consultation regarding your semi truck accident injury case. We serve big rig accident victims all over Washington State. Yes, we can arrange to have someone come to you if you are unable to visit one of our offices.
CCI Transport Inc.
Expressit Transportation Inc
Haney Truck Line Inc
Interstate Distributor Co
Peninsula Truck Lines
Rainier Overseas Movers
Rees Transportation Inc.
Rogue Motor Freight
Select Express Inc
Smokey Point Distributing Inc.
We can help whether you live in Auburn, Bellevue, Bellingham, Bremerton, Cascade, Edmonds, Everett, Federal Way, Kennewick, Kent, Kirkland, Lakewood, Longview, Olympia, Redmond, Renton, Richland, Seattle, Shoreline, Spokane, Tacoma, Vancouver, Yakima or the greater Seattle area. Having substantial experience with semi-truck accident claims and often trying these kinds of cases in court, the semi-truck accident attorneys at Davis Law Group has the skill and expertise necessary to help you.