Six people were seriously injured in a Seattle crash involving a collision between a semi truck and an airport shuttle charter bus. According to a KOMO news report, the bus accident occurred on southbound I-5 near the West Seattle Freeway off ramp during a heavy rain shower. Officials say the truck driver lost control and struck two cars and the bus. Of the six injured victims, many complained of neck and back pain. Three of the victims, including one who was critically injured, were on the charter bus.
All drivers are legally required to adjust their speed relative to the weather conditions. Drivers who continue to drive fast during a heavy rainstorm are behaving negligently and putting everyone on the roadway at risk.
Unfortunately, the injury claim process can be stressful, especially when large trucks and mass carriers are involved. When the at-fault party is a truck driver, potentially liable parties may include the driver, the driver’s employer, the truck owner, the loading company, or even the manufacturer of a defective truck part. When a bus is involved in the crash, the transportation company’s insurance provider may refuse to give victims adequate settlements. There are many pitfalls that victims of bus and truck accidents can encounter. So, it is important to review all of your legal options before making a decision.
If you have been injured in a Seattle truck accident, it is important that you:
- Get your name in the police report
- Seek out medical attention that same day
- Write down exactly where you were seated, what you were doing, and where the crash occurred
- Collect information from the drivers and companies involved
- Call an experienced Seattle car accident attorney before discussing your case with an insurance company
The knowledgeable personal injury attorneys at Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S. have a long history of handling all types of traffic accident cases. We will review your case and make sure that fair compensation is offered for all of your losses. Call our offices today at (888) 228-3860 to discuss your legal rights and options.