As a Seattle commercial truck accident lawyer, I understand how dangerous large commercial trucks and semis can be along highways and roadways. Trucks are used to transport large cargo over long distances sometimes making the cargo just as dangerous as the large truck itself. According to KIRO TV News, a semi-truck was left disfigured after hitting a dip in the road. The accident occurred at Martin Luther King Way and South 129th Street on Monday morning. The truck was carrying rolls of heavy steel bands on a trailer at the time of the accident. After attempting to leave a parking lot, the truck hit a dip in the road causing the trailer to buckle under the pressure. The chains keeping the steel bands in place snapped causing the bands to roll off of the trailer and onto the road. Luckily, no other vehicle was in the immediate area and no one was hurt in this accident.
Trucking accidents can be very devastating due to their sheer size and their heavy loads. Distracted driving or fatigued driving can contribute to many highway truck related collisions. Because large commercial trucks may also carry hazardous materials, an increased chance of fire may occur when in an accident with other vehicles or objects on the road. Truck drivers and others nearby need to be careful after a truck or semi accident.
If you or a loved one have been seriously injured in a dangerous accident, then contact a professional Seattle truck accident attorney to further discuss your options and legal rights. Commercial trucks and semis tend to carry heavy loads that can be very dangerous if involved in a traffic collision. Paying attention to the road and possible obstacles is important. If you have been injured in a truck accident that was someone else’s fault, you may need legal representation to ensure that it does not become a financial or medical burden to you or your family. For more information and a free consultation, call me at Premier Law Group at (206)285-1743.