Posts by Seattle Truck Law, PLLC.

Self-Driving Trucks on Washington Roads: Are They Safe?

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In December 2019, a self-driving semi-truck developed by tech company Plus.ai successfully drove from California to Pennsylvania to deliver a load of butter. This marked a potential turning point in the effort to put more driverless vehicles on the roadways. The coming demand for partially autonomous trucks means there will be a wave of demand…

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Coping With Mental Health Issues After a Truck Wreck

Coping With Mental Health Issues After a Truck Wreck

Mental Health Issues After a Truck Wreck Are Real When most people think of big truck crashes, they might not immediately think of depression, PTSD, or anxiety. Unfortunately, mental health issues after a truck wreck are not only real, but they’re actually very common. For victims suffering after a traumatic crash with a big truck,…

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7 FAQs About Truck Wrecks and Victims’ Rights

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7 FAQs About Truck Wrecks and Victims’ Rights Truck crashes are more dangerous and destructive than the average car crash, and the legal cases that follow truck wrecks are very complicated. So, it’s not uncommon for victims to have lots of questions about what’s next. In this blog, we’ll try to help by answering some…

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Do Truck Companies Pressure Drivers to Break the Law?

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Do Truck Companies Pressure Drivers to Break the Law? What You Need to Know Trucking companies often pressure their drivers to break federal law in an effort to maximize company profits. Companies can get away with this manipulation because many drivers only make a living wage after they work an extreme amount of overtime. Overworking…

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Hit by an Amazon Delivery Truck in Washington? Here’s What to Do

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Hit by an Amazon Delivery Truck in Washington? Here’s What to Do What You Need to Know  Amazon contracts with delivery drivers through third–party companies, often using unmarked trucks to deliver Amazon orders.  An investigation by a nonprofit journalism organization identified 60 accidents caused by Amazon delivery contractors since 2015 that resulted in serious injuries, including 10 deaths. The true toll…

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Studies Reveal Drugged and Distracted Driving Among Truckers

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Studies Reveal Drugged and Distracted Driving Among Truckers According to a pair of new studies, distracted driving and drugged driving among truckers remain two of the most serious threats to travelers in the United States.   The first of these reports, which was commissioned by The Alliance for Driver Safety and Security and presented to the U.S. House of Congress in June,…

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What to Expect From the Trucking Industry in 2020

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What to Expect From the Trucking Industry in 2020 2019 was a year of trucking companies ducking life-saving industry regulations, and it looks like 2020 may be no different. In the past, lawmakers and activists successfully pushed for incremental changes to protect ordinary drivers on the road. Today, the trucking industry is increasingly resistant to…

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4 Frequently Asked Questions About Bus Accidents

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4 Frequently Asked Questions About Bus Accidents Thousands of Washington residents ride buses every day. From long-haul trips across the state to everyday errands or even a ride to school in the morning, busses are supposed to be efficient and safe. However, due to their size and high center of balance, it’s not unusual for…

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