Sometimes, a headline jumps out at you. Recently, a 60-car pileup here in Spokane made headlines in news outlets across the country. Most Washington drivers have come to expect the unexpected, but there are some things you cannot predict.
If you or a loved one are injured in a car accident, you may be entitled to compensation. The qualified and experienced team at Russell & Hill, PLLC will work to ensure you are treated fairly by aggressive insurance companies. Let our Spokane car accident lawyers get to work on your behalf today.
What happened in this accident?
The news was filled with the possibility of crowded roadways over the Thanksgiving holiday, but nobody could have predicted the pileup that happened on I-90 on November 26.
In the span of 25 minutes, about a half an inch of snow fell and caused very slick driving conditions in parts of Spokane that day. This was a recipe for disaster on an already busy travel day. The conditions set off a chain reaction of crashes that ended up involving around 60 cars.
At least six people were injured in the accident according to the Washington Department of Transportation. Thankfully, the six people wounded did not sustain life-threatening injuries. The incident left all lanes of I-90 blocked in both directions for several hours.
At one point during the massive cleanup operation, workers ran out of tow trucks to help clear the disabled vehicles from the roadway. A bus from Spokane was used to take stranded motorists to a warming center nearby.
Car accidents are often unpredictable
This incident was caused by the rapid snowfall and slick roadways. As the temperatures cool, drivers need to be careful, especially when snowy or icy conditions are expected. If you find yourself in a situation where the weather is turning for the worse, slow down and increase your distance between your car and the vehicles in front of you.
We are glad that this incident did not lead to severe injuries. However, it is not uncommon for our Spokane car accident lawyers to help clients suffering from the following after a crash like this:
- Spinal cord injuries
- Whiplash injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Broken and dislocated bones
- Severe lacerations
- Internal organ damage
- Internal bleeding
Let us help you get through a car accident
If you or someone you care about has been injured due to the careless or negligent actions of another person, you should seek legal assistance as soon as possible. At Russell & Hill, PLLC, you can count on our Spokane car accident attorneys to get to work on your behalf. Our goal is to secure the compensation you deserve, which can include:
- Coverage of your crash-related medical expenses
- Compensation for lost income if you cannot work
- Mental anguish damages
- Loss of enjoyment of life damages
- Possible punitive damages in cases of gross negligence
You do not have to navigate through this by yourself. You can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling 800-529-0842.