Justice Available? – Washington State – Pedestrian Fatally Hit by Semi-Truck – I-405 near Bothell
Semi-Truck Hits 41-y/o Motorists from Everett Leaving I-405 Shutdown for 6 Hours
King 5 news reported, on Tuesday, January 17, 2023, at around 5 a.m., a motorist involved in a collision was hit by a semi-truck driving south on I-405 near Bothell, WA. The motorist was exiting his vehicle after already being involved in a collision when he was hit by a passing semi-truck. State Trooper, Kelsley Harding explained that the accident happened near the I-405, north of State Route 527 near Bothell. The victim’s identity has not been disclosed. The Washington State Highway Patrol was prompted to shut down the interstate for about 6 hours. There are no criminal charges filed at this time.
Who Can Be Held Liable After A Trucking Accident?
Legal contributor, Attorney Danny Dalton, an experienced Washington State truck accident attorney, represents victims injured or killed in semi-truck accidents. Below, Attorney Danny Dalton shares his insight into the legal options available to victims injured in commercial truck accidents.
“Motorists and pedestrians both have a responsibility to exercise reasonable caution. A driver of a motor vehicle has a reasonable duty to operate their vehicle in a safe manner and to avoid engaging in any reckless behavior while doing so. When a driver fails to take reasonable care by driving carelessly and causes a pedestrian accident, the driver may be held accountable for the pedestrian’s injuries under the theory of negligence. The following are some of the most common causes of pedestrian accidents:
- Distracted driving
- Driver under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Failing to properly and fully stop when a pedestrian is present
- Failure to adhere to traffic signals and conditions
- Improper signaling
- Reckless driving
Accident victims may be perplexed, terrified, and frightened in the aftermath. If you or a loved one has been in a car accident involving a truck, big rig, or any other commercial vehicle, you have rights, and aid is available right away. You will need an experienced and aggressive truck accident lawyer to fight for your rights after the crash. All angles of liability should be thoroughly explored.”
What Should I Do When I Or A Loved One Have Been Involved In A Trucking Accident?
“When such an accident occurs, it is critically important that key evidence is not lost or destroyed. This includes: witness testimony, dash and body cam footage from responding officers, dash cam video from the truck involved, electronic black box data from all vehicles involved, vehicle inspections from the at-fault truck, hours of service logs from the at-fault truck driver, toxicology reports, etc.”
An experienced attorney at Mickelsen Dalton LLC can help determine if you have a claim and advise you of your options. Our attorneys have successfully represented several victims in cases arising from trucking and towing accidents. Within the past three years, Mickelsen Dalton LLC has recovered over $50 million in verdicts and settlements on behalf of our clients. We have been featured in Fox News, the New York Times, the Washington Post, and several other national news organizations.
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