Have you been injured in a dump truck accident?

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One of the most common large vehicles on the road, a dump truck is often used to transport loose materials like sand, gravel, or dirt. They have a hydraulically-operated open bed that lifts and allows the contents to slide to the ground behind the truck at the point of delivery.

Driven properly, a dump truck is an essential tool that the construction industry and others could not do without. Unfortunately, these useful trucks are often operated without proper attention to driver training or vehicle maintenance, making them an all-too-frequent source of large vehicle accidents. Both the dump truck driver and the company that owns the truck might be at fault for a dump truck crash, depending on the circumstances.

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Heavy Loads Lead To Hazards On The Road

The dump truck accident lawyers of the Seattle Truck Law team have found that dump truck drivers are often paid by the weight of the contents they haul, creating an incentive to overload the trucks — making them harder to stop, more likely to roll over, and prone to releasing dangerous debris that can strike cars and cause serious injury. We also know from investigating past cases that some dump truck drivers attempt to boost their pay by making as many runs in a day as possible, which often leads to speeding and reckless driving.

Dump trucks and their heavy loads are regulated by the same federal and state rules that an 18-wheeler has to follow: the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Regulations. Some lawyers are not familiar with the intricacies of these complicated regulations, much less the complex workings of a dump truck accident. As a result, an attorney with past experience handling dump truck accidents is often the best choice in these cases.

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If you’ve been injured in a dump truck accident or other large vehicle crash, please call our office at (866) 580-4878 or fill out our online form to set up a free consultation with our attorneys today. We offer free initial consultations and contingent fee billing, which means that you will not have to pay any fees or expenses unless and until we make a recovery on your behalf.

Remember that time is of the essence in a personal injury case; the sooner you contact our attorneys, the more effectively we can investigate your claim and advocate on your behalf.

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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