Just like any other vehicle accident, the actions of passenger vehicle drivers can lead to commercial truck crashes. However, when we investigate these cases, we often discover that the negligence of semi-truck drivers or trucking companies plays a role. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and various state agencies are responsible for regulating truck driver in truck company activity. We often find that drivers and companies violate these regulations. It is not uncommon for us to discover a commercial or semi-truck collision was caused by a driver:
Additionally, we also find that truck company and operators cause accidents by:
Large truck collisions involving 18-wheelers and tractor-trailers often result in severe injuries. According to data available from the FMCSA, we can see that there were nearly 500,000 police-reported truck accidents across the country during the latest reporting year. Out of these incidents, there were approximately 107,000 injury crashes and 4,415 fatal crashes. The attorneys at Russell & Hill, PLLC regularly help clients who have sustained a wide range of injuries caused by truck crashes. This includes the following:
If you or somebody you care about has been injured due to the careless or negligent actions of a truck driver or trucking company, the attorneys at Russell & Hill, PLLC are ready to step in and help you today. We have the resources and legal expertise necessary to conduct a complete investigation into the case, determine liability, and secure the compensation you need. This can include:
Accidents involving large commercial trucks can be devastating for victims. Unfortunately, the size and weight of these trucks often mean that passengers and drivers inside traditional vehicles sustain severe injuries when a collision occurs. At Russell & Hill, PLLC, our team is standing by to help if you need a Pacific Northwest truck accident attorney at your side. We have the resources necessary to conduct a full investigation into the incident, determine liability, and secure the compensation to which you are entitled.