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Most of us drive around large trucks and do not think about accidents, but here are times when the negligent actions of a truck driver or trucking company cause serious injuries. If you or a loved one are harmed in a large truck crash, the team at Russell & Hill, PLLC is ready to help. We will investigate what happened and move to secure compensation for all of your truck accident-related expenses. Call us when you need an truck accident attorney.

Why are truck accidents so devastating?

Large trucks are all around us on a daily basis. This includes a wide variety of vehicles:

  • Semi-trucks
  • Delivery trucks
  • Construction trucks
  • Garbage trucks
  • Dump trucks
  • And more

Each of these trucks is large and weighs much more than a regular passenger vehicle. According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration(FMCSA), a fully loaded semi-truck can weigh as much as 80,000 pounds. That is why it is so vital for these trucks to be operated safely by both the driver and the trucking company.

In a passenger vehicle versus a truck accident, it is not uncommon for our Arlington, Washington truck accident lawyers to help clients with the following:

  • Broken or dislocated bones
  • Severe lacerations or amputations
  • Internal organ damage
  • Internal bleeding
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries

How do these accidents occur?

The FMCSA says that there were thousands of large truck crashes during the latest reporting year in the United States, resulting in approximately 148,000 injuries and 4,761 fatalities.

Truck accidents often occur due to the negligence of a truck driver. Truck drivers have a duty to operate safely at all times. This includes:

  • Following all FMCSA regulations regarding hours of service in order to never drive fatigued.
  • Never operating their vehicles while impaired by alcohol or drugs.
  • Never driving while distracted by their phones or other devices.

Truck companies also have a duty to ensure they properly screen and train drivers. They must also regularly inspect and maintain their vehicles to prevent vehicle failure. When one or more of these systems fail, serious accidents can occur:

  • Tires and wheels
  • Suspension
  • Lighting
  • Brakes
  • Powertrain
  • Steering
  • Connections and hitch

We will secure the compensation you deserve

If you or someone you care about has been injured due to the negligent actions of a truck driver or trucking company, seek legal assistance immediately. At Russell & Hill, PLLC, our qualified truck accident attorneys in Arlington, Washington, are ready to get to work securing the compensation you need. This could include:

  • Compensation for your medical bills
  • Lost wages if you are unable to work while you recover
  • General household expenses
  • Possible physical therapy expenses
  • Pain and suffering damages

If we discover that the incident was caused by gross negligence, we will pursue punitive damages against a negligent party. These companies usually have significant insurance policies, and we will work to secure full compensation. If you need an Arlington truck accident attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling 800-529-0842.

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