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Commercial Vehicle Accidents Archives

Who can you sue after a commercial vehicle accident?

Seeking legal assistance after a commercial vehicle accident can be an important step in the financial recovery of a victim. In Washington, individuals who suffer harm at the hands of commercial drivers may have rights to pursue their losses through civil claims based on negligence and other causes of action. However, their opportunities to seek recovery may not be limited to just the drivers who were involved in their collisions; other parties may hold responsibility for their losses and suffering.

Rest periods are a requirement for many commercial drivers

Drowsy driving is a dangerous form of distracted driving because it may cause a motor vehicle operator to lose control of the automobile when they fall asleep while behind the wheel. Exhaustion plagues all drivers at some point in their lives, but for most individuals who simply drive to get to where they want to go it is not an issue that could threaten their livelihood. However, for long distance truckers and other commercial vehicle drivers, resting and taking sleep breaks can put them off of their schedules and can cause them to lose money.

Crashes between cars and commercial vehicles can be devastating

Fender-benders and minor collisions happen every day on the roads throughout Bellevue, and most of the parties who are involved in these accidents are able to go about their days after working through the details of their crashes. However, as our readers know, more serious accidents also occur that can cause victims to suffer serious bodily injuries and even deaths. One type of accident that can be particularly devastating to victims is a commercial vehicle collision.

Aviation accident liability

Thankfully, aviation accidents happen far less often than car accidents. Nonetheless, they are just as serious, if not more so. The Federal Aviation Administration issued a press release on October 24, 2017 detailing aviation crash statistics in fiscal year 2017 and identifying preventative measures currently being taken to improve those numbers.

Proposal to reduce injuries and fatalities in 18-wheeler crashes

A milk tanker was rolling down an interstate highway when the trucker swerved to avoid deer. His trailer jackknifed across the lanes. Two passenger vehicles crashed under the tanker. Three people died in one vehicle and another person died in the second vehicle.