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Common causes of fatal truck accidents

Residents in Seattle likely experience busy roadways on a daily basis. While many of these vehicles are likely individuals commuting to and from work, major roadways are also filled with large trucks seeking to make deliveries and shipments. Although it is commonplace to share the roads with semi-trucks and tractor-trailer trucks, these large trucks pose many risks on the roads. In fact, these massive vehicles are the cause of several fatal accidents each year.

Cyclist struck and killed in hit-and-run crash in Seattle

The death of a loved one is a challenging event for anyone to cope with. Whether one sees it coming or not, it takes much time to process this loss. However, when a family member is killed because of a negligent motorist, one does not only deal with the pain of this loss but is also left with many questions. And when the accident involves a fleeing driver, waiting for these answers and legal recourses can be trying.

Jury in deliberation for Ride the Ducks crash in Seattle

Negligence is often the cause of an automobile accident. However, this negligence can come from various parties. It could be the operator of a vehicle, as they were not safely driving the vehicle. It could also be the owner of the vehicle, as they failed to keep up the maintenance of the vehicle. It could also be a third party, such as those worked on the vehicle. Thus, it is important for victims of any type of collision to consider all liable parties for the accident they were harmed in or where a loved one was killed in.

Speeding as the cause of a fatal automobile crash

For some Seattle, Washington, drivers, going over the speed limit is the norm. He or she is in a rush, and going a few miles per hour over the speed limit does not seem like a big deal. Nonetheless, speeding is reckless, and when a driver is negligent and travels at speeds beyond the speed limit, a serious and even fatal collision could ensue.

Helping surviving family members with a wrongful death action

The Seattle roads are often filled with motor vehicles. Whether it is local traffic or commuter and tourist traffic, the roads in this and other major cities see traffic at all hours of the day and night. Thus, motorists are on the roadways for a wide range of reasons. Whether it is a visit to the city, traveling to or from work, attending school or running an errand, many motorists travel throughout the city. Even though motorists understand the rules of the road, some fail to uphold them and drive safely. This causes negligent, distracted, reckless and intoxicated drivers to share the roads with other travelers.

How serious is texting and driving among teenage drivers?

While driving in Seattle can seem like a routine activity, motorists have different experiences each and every time they get behind the wheel of a vehicle. One can never predict whom they might encounter or drive by, and they certainly cannot control the driving behavior of other motorists. Thus, a negligent driver could easily be the cause of a serious and even fatal crash, effecting many lives.

Wrong-way driver causes four accidents, one of them fatal

We all get busy, rushed, distracted and even intoxicated. When in the proper environment and handled correctly, these tend to be fine. However, when one is behind the wheel, this is a dangerous combination, like when a driver is under the influence of alcohol. The driver may not be able to operate the vehicle safely, even causing the vehicle to travel in the wrong direction and colliding with another vehicle in a head on crash.

How do you prove loss of consortium following a fatal accident?

We never like to think about losing a loved one. And if we had to think about this tragic moment, we would presume it would happen later in life, once an individual has lived a full life and is old in age. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Some individuals are taken away from us far too soon and at the hands of a negligent driver. Fatal motor vehicle accidents are not only unexpected but are also the cause of major losses and damages suffered by the surviving family members.

Roughly 90 percent of motorists use their phones while driving

We all do it. Washingtonians use our phones everywhere we go. This is a piece of technology that keeps us connected to others, allowing us to take pictures, text, research and even complete work on the go. However, there is one place a phone is not suitable, and this is behind the wheel of a vehicle. The dangers of distracted driving are apparent due to the increasing rate of fatal car accidents. However, some motorists think they can get away with using their phone quickly.

Cyclist killed in early morning crash in Seattle

Motorists share the road not only with other motorists but cyclists and pedestrians as well. Because of that, drivers need to be attentive at all hours of the day and night for bicyclists and pedestrians walking on or near the road. Failure to do so could result in a driver colliding with an unsuspecting person or cyclist.

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