A Washington semi accident lawyer notes that authorities are working to determine what caused a semi truck driver to miss a split in the road and end up colliding with other traffic. Washington truck accident lawyers can help people injured in trucking accidents.
For more information, contact Attorney Group for Washington today. Our consultations are free, confidential and without any obligation on your part. We can help answer your questions, and if you choose to pursue a claim we can connect you with an affiliated Washington semi accident lawyer who can assist you throughout the legal process.
Officials Uncertain Why Semi Truck Ended on Wrong Side of the Highway
Authorities who responded to an accident involving three vehicles are hoping that further investigation into the accident will reveal more about why the commercial truck driver thought to have caused the crash was traveling in the wrong direction on highway SR-18. According to KomoNews, the June 2016 crash in Hobart, Washington, involved a semi-truck carrying a load of French fries, a dump truck, and a passenger vehicle, and at least one person involved in the accident had to be transferred to a nearby hospital by ambulance.
Additional details reveal that the dump truck hit by the big rig ended up stuck on a guardrail at the side of the road with its container dislodged from the back. Meanwhile, the commercial truck driven by the wrong-way driver flipped over onto its side as a result of the impact. The SR-18 roadway was shut down for most of the day for cleanup and to remove the dump truck from the guardrail, the website reported.
How a Washington Semi Accident Lawyer Can Help
Truck drivers and trucking companies have a duty to make sure that they operate and maintain their vehicles in a safe manner. If this duty is not fulfilled, a tractor trailer accident may occur, and the truck driver or trucking company can be held liable for injuries that may result.
Drivers or passengers who are injured in a tractor-trailer accident may be entitled to compensation for damages resulting from their injuries, including:
- Medical Expenses
- Lost Wages
- Pain and Suffering
The families of those killed in a tractor-trailer accident may be eligible to recover money for funeral expenses and the pain that comes with losing a loved one.
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