It is a nightmare that you always know could happen but you never really think about it. Despite seeing all of the large trucks on the roadway and doing what you can to drive safely around them, sometimes accidents happen.
When an accident with a large commercial truck occurs, the results can be devastating. If you have been involved in a crash with one of these trucks, you need to know where to turn. At Russell & Hill, PLLC, we want to work with you to make sure you get the compensation you deserve. If you need a Bellevue commercial trucking accident attorney, contact us now.
When it comes to trucking accidents, they usually occur in one of two ways: vehicle failure and driver error.
When it comes to vehicle failure, we need to consider just how many parts go into a truck and how vital they are, especially when hauling so much weight. The people who own, maintain, and operate large trucks need to ensure regular inspections and maintenance are performed. Problems often occur in the following systems:
Turning to driver errors, we know that there are times when a truck driver is negligent in their duties. This can occur if they are distracted by their phones or some other device when they should be watching the roadway. There are even times when drivers are operating while under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
Sometimes drivers simply ignore laws and regulations that clearly define how much weight they can carry at once and how many hours they are allowed to drive each day. When they do this, they run the risk of causing serious accidents.
Think about what can go wrong if a driver loses control or is negligent in their duties. These trucks weigh tens of thousands of pounds, making an accident potentially devastating. A large truck crash can quickly become a mass casualty incident, especially if there are hazardous materials on board (chemicals, oil, gasoline, etc.). We also know that the number of large trucks involved in fatal crashes increased three percent from the previous year.
Large truck accidents are usually preventable. Those who cause them due to their negligence should be held responsible for their actions.
We know that you are going through so much if you or a loved one have been injured in a truck accident and that the last thing you want to do is fight with insurance companies to get the money you deserve. At Russell & Hill, PLLC, our Bellevue injury attorneys will do that for you.
If someone else’s negligence has caused you harm, we will work to secure the compensation you need for all of your accident-related expenses. This can include medical costs, lost wage recovery, pain and suffering damages, and punitive damages. When you need a Bellevue commercial trucking accident attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling 800-529-0842.