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Truck Accidents

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What Is an Override Accident?

Accidents between a large truck and a small passenger vehicle can be catastrophic. Although most truck drivers are cautious on the road and do their best to avoid accidents, other truckers are not so careful. As a result, serious truck accidents can occur. An override accident is a particularly dangerous type of truck collision. This

The Dangers of Unqualified Truck Drivers

Operating a commercial vehicle requires specialized training. These trucks are large and heavy, and drivers must adhere to several state and federal laws on cargo safety, driving hour limitations, and licensing to keep themselves and others safe on the road. Unqualified drivers can cause serious accidents, resulting in fatalities and life-altering injuries. If you have

Signs of Truck Driver Fatigue

Because of the dangerous nature of their jobs, truck drivers must adhere to strict regulations when operating commercial vehicles. In particular truck drivers cannot drive more than a certain number of hours each day to avoid driver fatigue and the accidents that drowsy driving can cause. However, not all drivers follow these rules, leading to

Important Records to Obtain After a Truck Accident

Truck accidents in Washington state can be severely damaging, whether you were in a motor vehicle, on a bike, or simply walking down the street. The sheer size and weight of semi-trucks often leads to severe injury and property damage, resulting in high medical and repair expenses. However, you could claim compensation for your losses

2019 Washington Truck Accident Statistics

According to statistics from the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT), there were 111,416 vehicle crashes in the state of Washington in 2019. Five hundred seven of those crashes resulted in fatalities and more than 9,000 resulted in minor to severe injuries. Out of all crashes that resulted in death or injury, 162 involved heavy