Interstate 90 Truck vs. Car Accident
Washington Semi Truck Accident -- Farber Law Group provides legal representation for victims of semi truck accidents in Idaho, Washington and Oregon.Legal Help for I-90 Truck Accident Victims
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in a motor vehicle accident involving a commercial truck or semi truck on Interstate 90, you may be seeking answers to your legal questions. The Farber Law Group, a personal injury law firm located in Bellevue, Washington is here to be of assistance to you.What Truck Accident Victims Need to Know
Victims of motor vehicle accidents involving tractor-trailers or 18-wheelers are often seriously injured because of the massive size and weight difference between a passenger auto and a commercial truck. Often, victims suffer injuries which require ongoing medical treatment, miss substantial time at work and sometimes suffer a permanent disability. In the cases where a person is killed, it is usually an occupant of the passenger vehicle and often their family seeks compensation under Washington's wrongful death statute. Car accident cases involving commercial trucks on I-90 are much more complicated than a fender-bender accident. This is because:
- Often the truck is owned by a company and the driver of the truck is an employee.
- Trucking companies employ staff legal representation whose sole job it is to minimize the company's liability and deflect blame onto the victim.
- Trucking companies often employ a defense strategy that the driver is an independent contractor and therefore they are not liable for damages under respondeat superior doctrines.
- Evidence must be collected such as driver longs, fuel receipts, drug testing results, state highway patrol’s and electronic monitoring system (ECM or black box) that are installed on some trucks.
Because motor vehicle accidents involving large trucks are more complicated, it is important that the personal injury attorney that you engage is experienced with both car accidents and trucking accidents.Washington Trucking Accident Information
Washington is a hub of trucking activities because of the Port of Seattle, the Boeing Corporation, agriculture and other thriving economic endeavors. The state has two major trucking corridors, Interstate 5 that runs the entire length of the West Coast from California, Oregon and Washington. Interstate 90 runs from downtown Seattle through
There are approximately 500000 trucking accident every year across the United States and approximately 5,000 of this result in fatalities. In Washington State alone, there were approximately 350 people killed as a result of truck-related accidents between 1996 and 2000 and many more were injured.Causes of Washington Semi Truck Accidents
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration statistics reveals that the majority of trucking accidents are caused by the truck drivers themselves. The main factors involved in a trucking accident are:
- Prescription drug usage
- Driving too fast for the existing road conditions
- Unfamiliarity with the highways or roads
- Driver fatigue
- Feeling pressure to drive because of deadlines.
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured due to a Washington semi truck accident and the accident was not your fault, you may have a legal right to obtain compensation for your medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages, property damages and for disability. We recommend that you do not sign anything until you have engaged the services of a personal injury lawyer to insure your rights are protected. Do not waive your rights by signing anything given to you by insurance companies unless you have first cleared it with your attorney.Bellevue Semi Truck Accident Lawyers
The Farber Law Group is familiar with semi truck accident claims and will work hard to provide you with the best representation. We have represented people with serious personal injuries for more than 30 years and we have received the highest rating from our clients and peers.Call Us
If you or someone you know has been injured or disabled in a Washington semi truck accident, please contact our office by calling us toll free at (800) 244-9087. We will provide you a no-pressure and free consultation with no obligations.Call Us Today
The Farber Law Group
Washington Semi Truck Accident Attorneys
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