Washington State Patrol reports that the semi and a motor vehicle were involved in an accident on Tuesday at around 11 a.m. on Interstate 5 in north Seattle. Two people in the car and the truck driver sustained minor injuries and were taken in for medical evaluation.
Authorities say the semi-truck was transporting eggs when it collided with another vehicle, causing it to go over a barrier and land upside down on the highway. The truck allegedly fell about three feet onto the Ravenna Street on-ramp, spilling oil that required the ramp to be closed for clean up.
Traffic resumed after about an hour.
Luckily, no one sustained serious injuries in this accident. Unfortunately though the majority of truck crashes lead to serious, if not fatal consequences. Truck accidents occur on a daily basis and most are the direct result of the driver’s negligence. Sometimes, drivers fall asleep behind the wheel, speed in order to get to their destinations on time, or may even drink and drive. Thankfully, help is available to all victims who have suffered any injuries or losses in a truck-related crash. Contact a skilled truck accident attorney right away to fight for your rights and file a claim.
Regardless of the circumstances behind your incident, your truck accident attorney will ensure that you obtain justice for what has transpired. Whether you were involved in an incident with a semi-truck, big rig, 18-wheeler, or any other type of commercial truck vehicle, truck accident attorneys will work diligently to protect your rights and fight for the compensation you deserve.
As a truck accident victim, you may be entitled to thousands – or even millions – of dollars in money damages, medical care and lost wages. Your paralegal will not rest until you and your loved ones obtain the full spectrum of benefits you deserve for your injuries and losses. Rest assured that when you have a top team of truck accident attorneys on your side, your case will end with the best possible outcome.