Semi-trucks and trailers are big, fast, and sometimes extremely dangerous to other vehicles on the road. With the average commercial truck massing more than 25 times that of the average car, a truck vs car collision is bound to cause catastrophic consequences. The sad truth is that in a situation where a semi-truck is operated carelessly, or in error, the other vehicles on the road are often the ones that bear the brunt of negligence. Some of the causes of these crashes are somewhat avoidable while others just occur as a surprise. Ahead are four of the most common causes of truck vs car accidents.
If you’ve been in a car accident, there are many things going through your mind. How will I replace or repair my car? What are my medical bills going to be? Am I going to be sued? Should someone else be responsible for helping me pay for this? Whose fault is this? The answer to these and many more questions really depends on who you consider for help. A great local car accident attorney can really help you to understand and answer all these questions. But how do you choose one?
Here’s a list of 6 things to help you Choose a Car Accident Attorney in the Puget Sound.
One of the best questions to ask when someone says, “here’s a list of why you need an attorney,” is, “but what do they actually do?” You could use an attorney for a ton of things you’re capable of doing yourself, it doesn’t mean that it’s a prudent course of action to hire one. What makes hiring a car accident attorney after a car accident different? Can you do everything they do, and not hurt yourself too bad?
Why don’t we try to answer the question: “what do they actually do,” and see if that helps you to understand better why you’d want a car accident attorney to work for you in the first place.
There are a lot of different reasons why talking to an attorney after a car accident would be in your best personal and financial interest. A good rule of thumb is, when in doubt, call! You might be the kind of person that wants to do a bit more reading first, and in that case, […]
In a car or truck accident, not all injuries are immediately obvious. Many injuries, like soft tissue injuries, will have a delayed onset – possibly leaving you in doubt as to their origin. Here’s a breakdown of the most common (soft tissue, bone, and mental health) injuries caused by car and truck accidents in 2017.
After having been in a car accident, you can get a bit mixed up. The accident itself is often traumatic, and honestly, most people don’t practice what to do in case of an accident. This means you will most likely “wing-it” if you haven’t already thought through how to act in advance.
If you are looking for a great list of steps to take in case you are in an accident someday, this is for you. And if you’ve been in an accident, help us to make this list better by adding your own advice.
The consequences of a collision between an 80,000 pound truck and a 3,000 pound car can be devastating. Because 18-wheelers and other trucks are so large, drivers and passengers in smaller vehicles are more likely to be seriously injured or killed. If you or a loved one has been involved in an accident with a truck, the Lake Stevens […]