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.

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Why Deadly Truck Crashes Happen

By Seattle Truck Law, PLLC.

Deadly truck crashes are an all-too-common occurrence in the United States. The competing priorities of truckers, shipping companies, trucking industry lobbyists, and legislators can cause friction and confusion, and these agendas often overshadow the number one priority: getting a cargo load from point A to point B safely and without incident. 

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4 Reasons to Choose a Dedicated Trucking Attorney

By Seattle Truck Law, PLLC.

Large truck crashes are very different from other types of motor vehicle accidents. A typical semi-truck or “big rig” can often weigh up to 80,000 pounds — which means that being in a crash with one is like getting hit by 20 average cars at once. Wrecks involving these massive vehicles tend to create much more damage than a typical car crash, and they lead to severe injuries or even fatalities much more often. These crashes tend to create much more devastating long-term effects for the victims, and the legal cases that follow involve more parties and much higher damages compared to a typical car accident.

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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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