Commercial Vehicle Accidents

Public Transit Disasters and Who’s Legally Responsible

By Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S. on November 30, 2017

Seattle’s love of public and alternative forms of transportation has been well documented, and that love affair has a testament in the Seattle Center Monorail. Seattle’s Monorail is both a city landmark and the oldest full-scale commercial monorail system in the nation. While it is an integral part of the city’s transportation infrastructure, it is also a destination for tourists from all over the world. Read the rest »

Three Teenagers Killed in Alderwood Mall Parkway Crash

By Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S. on August 15, 2017

A fatal crash that occurred just outside of Lynwood, Washington, on July 27th has left three teenagers dead and another one in the hospital. Since the teens may have been somewhat negligent, it’s raised the question of liability, leaving many wondering what exactly caused this accident and who’s to blame. Read the rest »

Washington Uses New Device to Monitor Commercial Vehicle Safety

By Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S. on November 23, 2011

Following an unprecedented and tragic year of commercial bus accidents on the East Coast, Washington state has enacted new technology to monitor commercial vehicle drivers who are in violation of hours of service rules.

All commercial vehicles moving through the Washington State Patrol’s (WSP) weigh stations will be monitored through electronic screening, which will check the usual vitals like size and weight, but also others like safety data, registration documents, and how long the vehicle has been on the highway on any given day. A newly developed computer program utilized by the WSP will assist in verifying that driver logs are correct and that they’re not operating longer than permitted. Twelve automatic license plate scanners have been installed at important stations across the state that will read each vehicle’s plate and also take a picture of the truck. The new program lets WSP officials look at what time any truck moves past any of those twelve locations, while comparing it to the driver’s log. Read the rest »

Our Case Results

Degloving Injury$2,400,000
Degloving Injury
from defective power winch.
Wrongful Death$1,925,000
Wrongful Death
from head-on van accident.
Rollover Accident$1,925,000
Rollover Accident
resulting in wrongful death.
Wrongful Death$1,625,000
Wrongful Death
from highway design defect.
Car Accident$595,000
Car Accident
injuries to 47-year-old woman.
Wrongful Death$460,695
Wrongful Death
oncoming traffic accident.
Rear-End Collision$450,000
Rear-End Collision
resulting in lower back injury.
Car Accident$390,000
Car Accident
resulting in fractured leg.
Car Sideswipe$390,000
Car Sideswipe
resulting in injured back.
Head-On Collision$372,000
Head-On Collision
resulting in fractured pelvis.
Car Accident$360,000
Car Accident
resulting in lower back injury.
Car Accident$275,000
Car Accident
resulting in jaw fracture.
Overturned Truck$230,000
Overturned Truck
resulting in broken ribs.
Head-On Collision$230,000
Head-On Collision
resulting in shoulder injury.
Motorcycle Accident$225,000
Motorcycle Accident
resulting in leg fracture.

Written by Joseph Pendergast, this book is designed to help people who have suffered a personal injury understand their rights and the steps to take to be sure they get the compensation they deserve.

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