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When you go down the road, you probably do not think about how many larger trucks are around you on a daily basis. If you really think about it though, there are a bunch of them in and around town. They work around the clock to ensure that the goods we need and the materials our workers use are always available.

But what happens when one of these trucks gets into an accident?

When you need a Renton commercial trucking accident attorney, you can count on our team to be by your side. At Russell & Hill, PLLC, we will work to secure the compensation you deserve.

What Can Happen?

Here in Renton, we see our fair share of large trucks because we are right here at the center of action for the state of Washington. How many of these trucks do you see moving around, delivering goods to and from Seattle?

  • Eighteen wheelers
  • Construction trucks
  • Cement trucks
  • Garbage trucks
  • Package delivery trucks

With all of those large trucks around, are we sure that each and every one of them is safe? There are actually plenty of things that can go wrong with them that can cause you harm, and they revolve around vehicle failure and driver negligence. For the latest reporting year in this country, the number of large trucks involved in fatal crashes increased three percent from the previous year.

Vehicle Failure Issues

The companies and individuals who own these large trucks must ensure that they are roadworthy. This means they should regularly inspect and maintain the trucks to prevent any problems from occurring. Some of the main parts of a large truck that fail include:

  • Powertrain
  • Brakes
  • Suspension
  • Lighting
  • Connections
  • Tires/wheels

If any part of a truck fails while moving at high speeds, the driver could lose control of the vehicle.

Driver Negligence

Unfortunately, many large truck accidents occur due to human error. Some of the things that drivers do that cause harm on the roadways include:

  • Disregarding laws and regulations that direct how many hours they can drive a day.
  • Carrying a larger capacity than the law allows.
  • Driving while distracted by phones or other devices.
  • Driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

What Comes Next?

We know that getting into an accident with a large truck is terrifying. After the medical situation is stabilized, we know you will have questions:

  • Whose insurance company do I speak to first?
  • If this was their fault, how do I get compensation?
  • What happens if I cannot work?

At Russell & Hill, PLLC, we want to answer those questions and more. First, do not speak to the insurance companies until after speaking with an attorney, especially if the other person is at fault. We will handle this entire process for you and work to secure the compensation you deserve. When you need a Renton commercial trucking accident attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling 800-529-0842. We will get to work today.

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