Commercial Trucks and Hydroplaning Accidents

Winter weather has arrived in Washington, and that means snow, rain, and wet weather conditions. One of the dangers of this type of weather is hydroplaning, a phenomenon that happens when your vehicle’s tires lose grip with the road and skid out of control on a wet surface. This is scary when it happens with…

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What Are Bridge Strikes?

Motorists must be notified of the height of bridges and overpasses in feet and inches. Sometimes, it is posted on the bridge itself, and sometimes it’s on a sign a mile preceding the bridge, and usually it’s both. This is done so that tall vehicles such as commercial trucks know whether they will be able…

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Why Do So Many Truck Accidents Happen on Rural Roads?

In our beautiful state of Washington, there are large interstate highways that stretch from Spokane to Seattle. They’re often full of those large semi-trucks, so passing and merging can be dangerous. But while the highways and major roads come with certain risks from semi-truck drivers, it may be surprising to hear that rural roads present…

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Do I Really Need a Lawyer for a Truck Accident?

Legally? No. Realistically? Yes, you do. Truck accidents are much more difficult cases than car accidents and other types of personal injury accidents for many reasons. Commercial truck accidents are often more deadly than other types of accidents. There are many federal and state rules that regulate the safe operation of trucks and the qualifications…

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When Is a Trucking Company Liable for a Crash?

If you are involved in an accident with a semi-truck, you no doubt want to seek compensation for any injuries and damages you suffered. Filing a lawsuit against the driver alone may not secure you the financial reimbursement you deserve, as a lone driver may not be able to afford to pay for all your…

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The Dangers of Semi-Truck Blind Spots

Semi-trucks are no rare sight on the highways of Washington State. In maneuvering around these large vehicles, it is important to know what dangers they pose. Blind spots are universal to every vehicle. These blind spots on semi-trucks have been called the truck’s “No-Zones,” and are called as such because cars are meant to avoid…

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What Is Broker/Shipper Liability?

Trucking accidents in Southeast Washington often cause catastrophic injuries and deaths. Cars are simply no match for the size and weight of trucks. Large trucks such as 18-wheelers, freight trucks, and box trucks can completely crush some cars. Many victims spend weeks in the hospital before they can even begin their rehabilitation treatment. Most truck…

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What Are Underride Truck Accidents?

All truck accidents are dangerous. The cargo often shifts during transport. Trucks roll over. They jackknife. One of the most dangerous types of truck accidents is an underride accident. Some commercial trucks are high enough off the ground for a vehicle to fit underneath instead of being blocked by the side or rear of the…

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