At least one person was injured in a multi-vehicle crash involving a semi-truck on State Route 14 in Skamania County on Monday.
The Washington State Patrol told reporters that a man driving a 1995 Chevrolet Cavalier was traveling westbound on SR 14 at approximately 8 a.m. Monday when his vehicle lost control of his vehicle. A semi-truck traveling the opposite direction then struck the rear-end of the Cavalier.
This collision resulted in a secondary impact, with a woman traveling towards the crash struck a jersey barrier on the right shoulder in an effort to avoid the initial crash.
The driver of the Cavalier was transported to PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center in Vancouver for treatment of his injuries. The man was reportedly listed in satisfactory condition.
Liability For Semi-Truck Accidents
Police cited the injured driver of the Cavalier with excessive speed as a result of this collision, which means he may be held legally liable for the accident in the eyes of the insurance company. Insurance companies do take the police officer’s determination of liability into account for their own records, but they do not always agree with what is documented on the police report.
Disputing liability is a challenge in personal injury cases, and in many cases this dispute is taken all the way through a lawsuit to a jury trial. One of the final stages of the personal injury legal process is a jury trial in front of a 12-person jury, who will work to make important determinations regarding liability, the level of damages, and other things.
Free Legal Consultation For Truck Accident Victims
If you or a loved one has been injured in a semi-truck accident and the insurance and/or trucking companies are not cooperating with you, it may be in your best interests to consult with an experienced personal injury attorney who has experience handling serious trucking accident cases.
The award-winning legal team at Davis Law Group will review your personal injury case free of charge and help you determine if hiring a lawyer can improve the chances of a successful resolution to your case. Call our office in Seattle at (206) 727-4000 or use the confidential contact form on this page to have your case reviewed by our attorneys.