Violations of WSDOT Trucking Regulations

While some truck drivers are safe on the roads throughout Seattle, there are commercial drivers who violate state and federal regulations. When you are injured in an accident with a truck, it is important to investigate the driver of the truck for common truck driver violations.

The bottom line is that you should not have to suffer if a truck driver broke the law by violating truck industry regulations. Contact an experienced truck accident lawyer at the Law Offices of Matthew D. Dubin to schedule your free initial consultation.

Common Violations of Washington's Trucking Regulations

If you have been injured because of a semi-truck accident, it is possible that the driver was careless in not following the rules imposed by Washington legislators and the federal government. It is also possible that the trucking company negligently maintained the trucks, leading to a higher likelihood of a serious accident.

When we handle your truck accident case, we evaluate the accident to determine if any of the following truck regulation violations were present:

  • Log book violations
  • Driver fatigue
  • Substance use while driving
  • Improper underside bar
  • Shifting load
  • Improper equipment

Some violations occur when the truck driver is behind the wheel but we also find drivers who did not fulfill the requirements to obtain a commercial driver's license. These violations include not fulfilling the number of hours behind the wheel and age violations. Truck driver violations may allow you to hold the other driver or the trucking company responsible for your injuries and damages.

Personalized Legal Guidance After Your Semi-Truck Accident

We understand that every accident is unique. The factual circumstances surrounding your truck accident are unlike the facts of any other accident. That is why we take the time to investigate your accident. It is not uncommon that attorney Matthew D. Dubin will go out to the scene of the accident for himself.

After an accident, we believe that you should focus on your recovery. You shouldn't have to worry about how you will pay for your medical bills. Let us do the work for you by negotiating with your insurance company, handling your personal injury claim against the truck driver or truck company and pursuing all causes of action to pay for your injuries, medical bills and lost wages.

Speak With Us About Your Truck Accident in a Free Consultation

Contact us at 206-462-4428 to speak with a Seattle personal injury lawyer who is dedicated to your needs and capable of recovering full compensation for your personal injury claim. We can come to your hospital or home to provide a free case evaluation. There are no attorney fees unless we recover for you, and we advance the costs of experts and resources as needed to win your case.