Posts by Seattle Truck Law, PLLC.

4 Hidden Causes of Deadly Truck Crashes

Truck Crash

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 deadly crashes involving large trucks and passenger vehicles. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, fatalities involving large trucks increased 9% from 2016 to 2017. Furthermore, 82% of these…

Read More

7 Mistakes That Victims Make After a Truck Accident

Mistakes Following a Truck Accident

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 overwhelmed. Many times, they immediately try to make a checklist of next steps, but their thoughts are too jumbled to put together an accurate roadmap and mistakes are common. Unfortunately,…

Read More

Trucking Industry Pushes for Teen Drivers to Address Shortage

Truck Accident

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.

Read More

How Trucking Companies Cause Deadly Truck Accidents

Truck Accident

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 while drunk or high? Playing with their cell phone in the cab? Too often, truck drivers simply act as the “fall guys” in these cases. Yes, the truck driver may…

Read More

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

recovering after a truck accident

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.

Read More

Can Technology Help Curb Distracted Truck Driving?

distracted truck driving

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.

Read More