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Commercial Trucking Accident Legal Blog

The purpose of the Davis Law Group blog is to educate semi-truck accident victims about their legal rights and options following an accident. There are a number of unique legal challenges facing people who have been injured in an accident with a semi-truck or other commercial vehicle, and it is important to take the necessary steps to protect your legal rights and interests immediately following the crash. 

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  • Everything To Know About Truck Speed Limiters Also known as a “speed governor,” speed limiters are devices that limit a vehicle’s speed using the engine’s computer and electronic sensors. When the truck reaches a certain maximum speed, sensors will tell the internal computer to keep the truck from going faster. This is done by controlling the air flow, fuel intake and sparks needed for internal combustion.
  • Snowplow Collision In Wenatchee Kills 1 A collision between a car and a snowplow Saturday morning in Wenatchee left a 20-year-old woman dead, according to police. The snowplow’s blade struck the Honda, crushing the passenger compartment. The victim that was killed was riding in the front passenger seat. She was transported from the scene to Center Washington Hospital, where she later died.
  • Semi, Box Truck Collide On Route 99 In Seattle A man in his 60s and a 27-year-old woman, both in the box truck, were taken to Harborview Medical Center. Reports say they were taken in stable condition.
  • Multiple Semis, Pickup Collide In Serious Wreck On I-5 In Chehalis At least one person was airlifted to the hospital with serious injuries after multiple semi-trucks and a pickup collided on southbound Interstate 5 in Chehalis on Tuesday morning.
  • Bicyclist Killed In Collision With Semi In Walla Walla A Walla Walla man died in a bicycle crash involving a semi-truck last week. The 61-year-old bicyclist was crossing 9th Street via Alder Street in Walla Walla on Jan. 22 when a semi-truck struck him in the intersection. Witnesses said the bicyclist proceeded at a green light.
  • Jeep Driver Seriously Injured In I-90 Semi-Truck Crash Near North Bend A collision between a Jeep and a semi-truck on Interstate 90 near North Bend left the driver of the Jeep seriously injured, Washington State Patrol reports. State Patrol said the driver of the Jeep was transported to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. He is likely to survive, police said.
  • 4 Injured In 6-Vehicle Crash Involving Logging Truck In Monroe Serious injuries have been reported after a collision involving a logging truck and five other vehicles on Highway 2 in Monroe, according to the Snohomish County Sheriff’s office.
  • 1 Killed In Semi-Truck Crash In Discovery Bay A semi-truck and vehicle collided Friday morning in Discovery Bay, killing one person, according to the Washington State Patrol. Hiring the right semi-truck accident lawyer is imperative to ensure you obtain fair and reasonable compensation for your losses.
  • Common Insurance Issues In Semi-Truck Accident Cases Since semi-trucks can weigh up to 150,000 pounds, these accidents are often debilitating and leave victims with life-altering injuries. Dealing with the insurance process is probably the last thing you want to do.
  • Electronic Logging Device Mandate: What It Means For Drivers A federally-mandated law requiring semi-truck drivers to log their hours behind the wheel has gotten plenty of pushback, but is still scheduled to go into effect Dec. 18.
  • Semi-Truck Collision In Bellingham Sends Trucker To Hospital A northbound semi-truck crossed the Interstate 5 median and hit a southbound semi-truck early Thursday morning just south of Bellingham, according to the South Whatcom County Fire Authority.
  • Types of Expert Witnesses in Semi Truck Accident Cases Expert witnesses are people highly experienced and knowledgeable in the trucking industry. These experts usually have decades of experience working with and around trucking companies and are familiar with the practices and tactics used.