Updated on: 11/25/2019
A box truck collided with a passenger car early Friday morning, killing the driver of the passenger vehicle.
The collision happened on Orting-Kapowsin Highway just outside of Graham in Pierce County around 6:30 a.m. Friday morning.
The driver of the box truck was reportedly not injured in the collision, and potential causes for the crash have not been released at this time.
The circumstances involved in this motor vehicle collision are still under investigation by the Pierce County Sheriff’s Office.
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While investigations into the circumstances continue, understanding the laws and applicable to trucks like those involved in the accident.
Just because the driver in the passenger vehicle was the one who passed, it cannot be assumed who the at fault driver is in this case until an investigation is completed but the difference in applicable law and options available to injured parties.
Without reports indicating whether the truck involved was a commercial vehicle or a rental truck, such as a U-Haul or other moving truck like it.
Commercial vehicles are tightly regulated, often with larger insurance policies and more factors involved in the vehicles care and management.
Company policies, training, and enforcement all play a role in determining liability in accidents involving commercial vehicles.
We’ve previously written about the systematic issues with U-Haul rental trucks whose owners fail to adequately manage and maintain their fleet and have been able to do this due to their ability to avoid the designation as commercial vehicles.
Whether or not the truck was a rental, the results of the investigation will bring vital information for those impacted by this collision, including the family of the drive who lost their life.
On top of the investigation conducted by the authorities, for those who are considering a wrongful death case from an accident like this would need to ensure an investigation into the facts relevant to their case be conducted on their behalf by their representation.
The elite team of wrongful death attorneys at Davis Law Group have represented the loved ones of victims from all kinds of accidents and understand no two cases are the same and offer free case evaluations for those who believe a loved one may have been a victim.
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