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As trucking accident attorneys who have a passion for helping injured victims and making the highways safer for all drivers, we at Seattle Truck Law like to keep our prospective clients and the general public informed about important topics and recent news in trucking safety and truck accident law.

The trucking industry forms the backbone of America’s shipping infrastructure and is vital to our economy. However, it is also an industry that faces many challenges and concerns in terms of safe fleet operation, and regulations are constantly evolving. Some trucking companies and industry groups continue to lobby against important safety regulations in the interest of short-term profits and at the expense of highway safety. We maintain our trucking safety blog in the interest of informing the public about some of these activities, as well as providing general helpful information about the trucking industry and personal injury law as it relates to large truck and bus crashes.

Please remember that the content on this blog is provided by Seattle Truck Law for informational purposes only. Our blog does not constitute legal advice, and reading it does not form an attorney-client relationship.

Truck Crash

4 Hidden Causes of Deadly Truck Crashes

By Seattle Truck Law, PLLC.

4 Hidden Causes of Deadly Truck Crashes In today’s booming economy, more and more trucks are hitting the roads each year, creating an influx of…

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Mistakes Following a Truck Accident

7 Mistakes That Victims Make After a Truck Accident

By Seattle Truck Law, PLLC.

Common Mistakes That Victims Make After a Truck Accident In the immediate wake of an accident with a large truck, victims are shaken, disoriented, and…

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most dangerous weekends for driving

The Most Dangerous Weekend for Driving Isn’t What You Think

By Seattle Truck Law, PLLC.

The Most Dangerous Weekend for Driving Isn’t What You Think When drivers plan for the most dangerous weekends on the road, they probably think of…

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rear end truck wreck

Trucking Companies, U.S. Government Fail to Protect Drivers From Rear-End Truck Wrecks

By Seattle Truck Law, PLLC.

Trucking Companies, U.S. Government Fail to Protect Drivers From Rear-End Truck Wrecks  One spring day in 2016 outside of West Terre Haute, IN, trucker Jeff…

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Truck Accident

Trucking Industry Pushes for Teen Drivers to Address Shortage

By Seattle Truck Law, PLLC.

To solve the legitimate problem of the shortage of experienced truck drivers, the trucking industry is pushing for a new solution that could put many ordinary drivers at risk: teenaged truckers behind the wheel. But with fatal truck wrecks occurring at the highest rate in 29 years according to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), is it wise to throw fuel on an already-growing fire by adding teen truck drivers into the mix?

In this article, we’ll talk about the potential implications of hiring teenagers to drive these massive, unpredictable vehicles and explain what you can do if you’ve been injured by an inexperienced or negligent truck driver.

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Truck Accident

How Trucking Companies Cause Deadly Truck Accidents

By Seattle Truck Law, PLLC.

How Trucking Companies Cause Deadly Truck Accidents When a deadly truck wreck occurs, suspicious eyes usually fall on the truck driver. Were they speeding? Driving…

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recovering after a truck accident

After I Get Home from the Hospital, What Happens Next?

By Seattle Truck Law, PLLC.

When your truck wreck-related injuries require a lengthy hospitalization, you’ll probably yearn for the comforts of home throughout your hospital stay. When the hospital finally discharges you, it’s an important milestone in your recovery, but there’s still plenty of work to do.

Keep reading for information and advice that can help you successfully transition home and navigate the many challenges that follow a devastating truck crash and hospitalization.

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distracted truck driving

Can Technology Help Curb Distracted Truck Driving?

By Seattle Truck Law, PLLC.

A distracted truck driver’s vehicle can travel more than a football field in the time it takes to read a text. When the vehicle in question weighs up to 80,000 pounds, any inattention on the part of the driver poses an enormous hazard. And while there’s technology that can reduce the impact of distracted driving, trucking companies keep dragging their feet when it comes to implementation. Continue reading to learn more about these advances and find out ways you can protect yourself after a truck crash.

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truck accident evidence

Get These 3 Important Pieces of Evidence After a Truck Accident

By Seattle Truck Law, PLLC.

Get These 3 Important Pieces of Evidence After a Truck Accident It wasn’t your fault, but it happened — you or someone you love suffered serious…

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electronic logging devices

The ELD Mandate Is Working, but Trucking Companies Keep Fighting It

By Seattle Truck Law, PLLC.

Ever since the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced that it would push to require electronic logging devices (ELDs) on all commercial trucks, trucking companies and their lobbying groups have been fighting the measure tooth and nail.

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About Seattle Truck Law, PLLC

Seattle Truck Law is a personal injury law firm that fights for clients who have been hurt in collisions with large trucks and buses. We also represent the families of victims who have lost their lives in these deadly wrecks. The firm serves clients in areas throughout Washington state, including Seattle, Tacoma, Olympia, Spokane, and more. We also handle cases nationwide by working with the best local counsel.

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