Davis Law Group has experience handling dump truck accident cases involving both motor vehicle crashes and pedestrian accidents.
Because dump trucks are so large and heavy the do not operate the same way as other vehicles and are much more difficult to maneuver. Dump truck s have very large blind spots and other difficulties that can make it difficult for the operator to safely drive the vehicle in reverse. Additionally, drivers are under a great deal of pressure to deliver their loads on time. And, as with all vehicles, distracted driving caused by an operator using a handheld mobile device also creates an increasing challenge and risk.
If you or a family member has been injured in an accident involving a dump truck please contact Davis Law Group at 206-727-4000 for a free legal consultation.
Number of Dump Truck Accidents In Washington State
Motor vehicle and pedestrian accidents involving dump trucks are a serious problem in Washington State. According to data from the Washington State Patrol Collision Analysis Tool (CAT), the shocking statistics are as follows:
There has been a steady increase in the number of dump truck accidents over the last five years.
2016 - 191
2017 - 320
2018 - 316
2019 - 328
2020 - 55 (as of 3/9/20)
In 2019 there were 8 deaths caused by dump truck accidents in Washington State. There were three accidents involving pedestrians, one was fatal.
Counties With Largest Number of Dump Truck Accidents
The vast majority of dump truck accidents happen in King County, however, Pierce, Spokane, Snohomish, Clark, and Yakima have a large number of incidents each year.
Accidents in 2019
King - 111
Pierce - 44
Snohomish - 50
Clark - 9
Spokane - 14
Washington Cities With The Most Dump Truck Accidents
Accidents in 2019
Seattle - 24
Renton - 18
Tacoma - 14
Kent - 11
Spokane - 10
Everett - 10
Snohomish - 10