Interstate 90 through Spokane carries a lot of traffic into and across Spokane every day. The interstate provides a quick and convenient way to get across town, but as with any highway, careless and reckless motorists can create hazards for even cautious drivers.
The speeds allowed (and the speeds not allowed but used anyway) on Interstate 90 make it even more dangerous, especially when large commercial trucks and semis are involved. Drivers in a smaller car or SUV can get overlooked and suddenly have the full length of a truck forcing them off the road. These accidents can be incredibly dangerous considering the weight of these trucks and their design that puts them at dangerous heights to cause even more harm to other motorists.
Collision Between a Car and Semi in Spokane
A driver in a car was taken to the hospital after a collision with a semi-truck in Spokane Wednesday afternoon. FOX28-TV reported the crash happened along I-90 at the Evergreen Road exit on March 17, 2021.
The Washington State Patrol (WSP) says the accident occurred when the semi changed lanes and hit a car that was in the truck’s blind spot. The car was sent well off the interstate. The driver was taken to the hospital but was expected to survive.
Emergency crews blocked one lane of westbound I-90 while assisting with the accident. The WSP is investigating the collision.
Help for Victims After Spokane Truck Accidents
After a frightening encounter with a large truck, injury victims may be wondering how to get help as their recovery starts to rack up more and more hospital bills. Victims may also be missing valuable time at their jobs and starting to get behind on their normal monthly bills like rent, a mortgage, and car payments.
When a victim faces financial difficulties after a collision it is a good idea to file a claim for damages against the at-fault driver and his or her insurance company. The truck driver may be on the road representing a local or national business and in that case, the company may also be liable for your injuries.
When multiple parties may be held responsible for an accident it’s even more important to have an attorney on your side to sort through the confusion and make sure you’re needs are met no matter whose insurance company is called upon for support. Having a lawyer can help ensure that the right party is accepting blame or perhaps all parties involved are sharing blame to get you the compensation you’ll need to get your life back on track.
Contact a Spokane Truck Accident Lawyer
If you or a loved one are seriously hurt after a collision with a large truck, semi, or tractor-trailer contact our Spokane Truck Accident Lawyers to represent you for your accident case. We offer a free consultation to victims and their families. We want to help you focus on healing and not the worry of medical expenses and other bills.
Established in Spokane in 1948, Crary, Clark, Domanico, & Chuang, P.S. is committed to providing our clients with the absolute highest quality legal representation. Contact us after any accident resulting in a serious injury. We will only offer you advice that is in your best interest.