The legal and investigative procedures after a trucking accident are complicated and extensive. Don’t wait for an accident to happen before you seek legal assistance. Brain Injury law of Seattle has a highly qualified and professional team of lawyers who specialize in commercial truck accidents and the cases and claims that may arise following them.
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How Common and Dangerous are Commercial Trucking Accidents in Redmond?
Commercial truck accidents are relatively common with upwards of 5,000 occurring in Washington each year as the result of several factors, including:
- – The size and weight of trucks
- – The distance a truck requires to come to a standstill
- – Driver’s fatigue
- – The pressure on drivers to deliver on time
Because of their size and weight, accidents that involve commercial or semi-trucks are typically severe and can result in severe or fatal injuries.
A truck that is traveling at highways speeds requires a distance as long as 400 feet to come to a complete halt. When a truck is traveling at high speeds, sudden changes in direction can cause it to lose its balance, and the truck can end up on its side. Trucks also require a large space to turn and can easily clip a passenger vehicle that is driving too close.
Unfortunately, many passenger car drivers are not educated about a truck’s driving characteristics. Drivers of other vehicles may also get impatient or panicked and execute risky maneuvers that can lead to accidents.
For example, if the driver of a passenger car makes a sudden turn, a truck driver may have to make an emergency adjustment which can cause them to lose control and cause an accident.
After the fact, it may appear as if the truck driver was responsible for the accident when, in fact, it was the passenger car driver’s reckless driving that set about the chain of unfortunate events. If you have one of our commercial trucking accident attorneys representing your case, we can ensure that the cause of the accident is not pinned on you.
How Can We Help You?
Unrepresented commercial truck drivers are often accused of being at fault in accidents, simply because they were in control of the larger vehicle. When you have our experienced attorneys on your side, you can rest assured that you are not held responsible for the negligent actions of others.
We will also make sure that, if you sustained injuries or damage during the accident, you receive fair compensation.
Contact Us Today
You don’t have to accept responsibility for another person’s reckless behavior. With us on your side, you also don’t have to suffer damages because of someone else’s negligence.
Brain Injury Law of Seattle’s team of commercial trucking attorneys is standing by to provide you with effective and professional legal solutions. Contact us today to schedule an initial consultation.