The personal injury attorneys at Davis Law Group, P.S. have more than 20 years of experience representing seriously injured victims, and the families of those fatally injured in semi truck accidents in Washington state.
Washington state sees a large number of semi truck and large truck traffic on the local interstates (Interstate 5, Interstate 90, and Interstate 405 are frequently-used trucking routes). 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 large number of semi truck accidents result in fatalities, primarily because of the difference in size between semi trucks and standard motor vehicles.
Traffic safety experts estimate that approximately 5,000 people are tragically killed in trucking 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.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident involving a semi-truck or another type of large truck, it may be beneficial to consult with a personal injury attorney who has experience in taking semi truck accident cases to trial.
If you would like to have your semi truck accident case reviewed by attorney Chris Davis at Davis Law Group, please contact us online by filling out the form on the right or call our office today at 206-727-4000 for a confidential case review.