Updated on: 11/25/2019
Four people were injured Thursday night when a U-Haul truck caused a three-car collision on I-5 in Seattle.
According to Seattle fire the crash occurred around 10:30 pm while the vehicles were traveling in the southbound lanes of I-5 near north Seattle.
Upon impact with the other vehicles the U-Hual was tipped on it’s side, with one person trapped under it, while another passenger had to be rescued from the cabin of the vehicle.
While it is unclear what lead to the crash, Seattle police have indicated it is possible the truck may have been stolen.
Of the four injured, only one was transported to the hospital in serious condition, while the three others were listed as being in stable condition.
U-Hual Accidents and Personal Injuries
Even with their similarly to commercial vehicles in size, rental trucks like U-Hauls are not considered commercial vehicles, meaning they are not subject to the same regulations and restrictions.
Without knowing what lead to the crash it’s impossible to understand the full extent of potential liability, however knowing a U-Haul was involved, we can examine the world of accidents involving rental trucks like U-hauls and get a better understanding of liability from accidents they cause.
U-Haul and other rental truck companies have fought to avoid the tag of commercial vehicles for numerous reasons, all coming beck to profit.
Between failing to maintain vehicles, drivers not requiring a CDL or other special license and a continually aging fleet, U-Haul specifically has a track record negligence and safety issues.
The top-rated personal injury lawyers in Seattle at Davis Law Group has experience representing clients injured by U-Haul drivers and understands the complex nature of liability when working with rental vehicles.
If you or a loved one were injured in an accident involving U-Haul or other rental trucks, call us at 206-727-4000 or use the chat or contact options on the page to request a free case review and consultation.