Three people were killed and one seriously injured in a crash involving a car and a semi truck on U.S. Highway 97 south of Toppenish on Friday morning, according to the Washington State Patrol.
The incident occurred shortly before 5:50 a.m. about 19 miles south of Toppenish.
Three people were dead at the scene and one person was taken to the hospital, the State Patrol said.
The crash is blocking the highway and U.S. 97 is closed at Toppenish and Goldendale, according to WSDOT.
Further details are not available. The cause of the crash remains under investigation.
Location of the Collision
Why You Need a Truck Accident Lawyer ASAP
Regardless of the severity of the accident, victims involved in a semi truck accident should contact a truck accident lawyer as soon as possible. There are a lot of moving parts in these cases, and protecting your interests should be the first step.
Accidents involving semi trucks are almost always serious or deadly. Unfortunately, due to the sheer size of the trucks, the occupants of smaller passenger vehicles often pay the price for the fault of the truck driver and the trucking company.
Should such an accident occur, a Washington state truck accident lawyer is going to be the best way to ensure you, as a victim, get the kind of compensation deserved. Again, you are coming up against a major industry.
The following are things your semi truck lawyer will do immediately after being retained:
- Securing the scene of the truck accident
- Contacting witnesses
- Conducting investigations
- Reconstructing the accident scene
- Taking pictures of the damaged vehicles
- Recording statements of people at the accident site
- Preserving every shred of important evidence
If you are in shock and have sustained serious injuries, or have a family member that was injured or killed, you will likely not be in any condition to think about the lawsuit and handle all the above tasks.
Contacting a truck accident lawyer as soon as possible, and having the firm and its legal team present at the accident site itself, can mean the difference in you getting maximum compensation for your injuries or settling for less.
Washington State Truck Accident Lawyers
If you or someone you know has suffered serious injuries, or someone you know has been killed in an accident involving a semi truck, your financial future may be on the line. Cases involving semi trucks, big rigs, 18-wheelers, and any other type of commercial vehicle are more serious and have higher damages than typical car accident cases.
At Davis Law Group, P.S., we encourage people who have been in a semi truck crash to reach out to our legal team quickly and talk with our personal injury attorneys at no cost. Our staff never pressures people to become clients, treats you with respect and caring compassion, and charges nothing to consult with our experienced attorneys.
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