The Washington state is known to have safe highways, yet some of them are prone to accidents. Especially some parts of highways in and around Seattle has witnessed some accidents over the years. On I-5, 405, I-90, and 520, most accidents occur as a result of drivers being tired, sleepless or exhausted. Or some of them are in a hurry to reach their destination on time or early. The result is driving on Seattle highways are becoming more and more dangerous.
Seattle Highway Accident Laws
The Washington state laws state that for driving trucks and heavy vehicles, drivers need to have Commercial Driving Licenses(CDL). And these are not easy to get, as the applicants have to go through a series of tests to qualify. But nevertheless, not all companies follow the prescribed procedures and tests while hiring a driver. Apart from the CDL, companies need to run background and fitness checks while hiring as well as on regular intervals. Many trucking companies also fail to properly maintain their vehicles, which can lead to accidents on road. These may include:
- Tire blowouts
- Brakes getting jammed
- Other mechanical issues.
In the above cases, the company needs to take responsibility for the accident, but that’s not the usual scenario. In some cases, a trucking company’s insurance will try to conceal documental that can prove the company’s neglect. However, there are certain laws that can help you claim compensation for your injuries.
The drivers too might be at fault, which may include them being exhausted or speeding too fast for the road conditions.
Seattle Highway Accident Injuries
Highway accident injuries are generally of serious nature. These may include:
- Neck injuries, like whiplash, etc.
- Trauma induced concussions.
- Severe brain injuries
- Ligament Tears
- Bone fractures
If you have experienced any of these injuries, they take much time to heal. And you will also need medication and consultation from experienced specialists, including osteopaths, neurologists, orthopedics, etc. In fact, you might also need the services of massage therapists, psychiatrists, etc.
The Jackman Law Firm Can Help You
You are undergoing a hard time if you have survived a collision with a truck. Most likely, you aren’t able to go to work, hence losing on wages. Plus, the heavy medical bills are putting pressure on your savings. Moreover, the constant calls from the trucking company’s insurance firm might be an additional headache. If this is all true with you, you don’t have to go through all the stress alone. We are here to help. Jackman Law firm can assist you in getting adequate compensation for:
- The money you lost in wages.
- Money to pay for medical bills
- Money for the trauma you are going through
Additionally, the Jackman Law Firm can also help with dealing with the police. For the reason that the trucking company’s insurance people may try to pin the blame on you. If this is your situation, you will need a lawyer’s services.
Moreover, we are also equipped with all the necessary resources to compile video footages, witnesses, etc, to prove your innocence. Besides, we may also investigate the company to find out if they carried out regular maintenance of their vehicle fleet. And also if they were lax while hiring truck drivers
For any inquiries about your truck accident on Seattle highway, feel free to contact us for a free consultation. We’ll answer all your questions.