SEATTLE TRUCK ACCIDENT ATTORNEYS
Do you need the help of a Washington truck accident attorney? Trucking accidents happen every day in Washington, and no one can predict when an accident will result in a serious injury or wrongful death that may require the help of a knowledgeable and experienced personal injury attorney. Truck accident cases are treated different from other auto accident cases because they involve professional drivers. A separate set of rules and regulations are attached to commercial truck drivers, as opposed to regular drivers, because the road is their workplace. We are experienced in lawsuits showing that these drivers did not live up to their professional responsibilities.
If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in an accident, you need an attorney who knows how to investigate these types of matter fully and take the appropriate actions. In some cases professional truck drivers are found to be at fault, while other accidents are caused by a negligent trucking companies or poor road conditions. Call us today at 206-330-0212 if you have been involved in a truck accident.
Truck Accident Information
In 2003 alone, over 450,000 large trucks were involved in crashes. Many factors can contribute to these incidents, including poor driving conditions, truck braking problems, and driver fatigue. In a recent survey, for example, almost 20% of truckers admitted to falling asleep at the wheel at least once in the previous three-month period. Truck driver fatigue is a troublesome factor in large truck crashes.
In 2004, over 5000 people died as a result of truck accidents and collisions, a rise of 4 percent from 2003. Fifteen percent of these fatalities were the drivers themselves, while 72 percent were automobile occupants. The remaining 13 percent were motorcyclists, bicyclists and pedestrians.
Crash statistics have shown that at least 20% of large truck accidents are due to some form of driver negligence. Following are some common causes of truck accidents:
• Driver Fatigue
• Truck Overturns
• Vehicle Collisions
• Transporting Equipment with Trailers
• Overloaded Trucks or Trailers
• Loads That Shift Weight
• Semi trucks jackknife in traffic
Every 16 minutes another person in the United States will be injured or killed in a truck-related accident. At least a third of the injured truck accident victims will suffer either fatal or at least life threatening injuries.
At Dixon Law Firm, our lawyers are dedicated to helping victims of truck accidents recover full compensation. All of our legal services are handled on a contingency fee basis. Fees are not charged for the initial consultation or subsequent work unless we recover money for your injuries or loss. In the event we are unable to recover damages for your costs, you will not be charged for our time. If you or a loved one has been seriously injured or disabled, or you simply need more information, please call us at (206) 330-0212.