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Commercial trucks that pull trailers are bigger, taller, and wider than other vehicles on the road. In addition, their trailers are tall and broad, making then the perfect shape to catch the wind. When a gust of wind blows into the broad side of a trailer, the trailer may begin to rock from side to side, potentially causing the entire vehicle to become unbalanced. The trucker may lose control of his truck, or the truck might tip or roll over.

If wind was the sole cause of your Washington truck accident and injury, you may not be able to collect damages from the trucker or truck company. However, it is important to understand that there can be many different factors that cause an accident and that wind is more likely to cause an accident if the trucker is not doing his or her job properly. For example, a truck may be more likely to crash in high wind conditions if:


	The driver is speeding.
	The driver is driving recklessly.
	The trailer is top-heavy.
	The cargo in the trailer is not properly tied down.
	The truck is not well-maintained.
	The truck has a defective part.
	The historically windy area was not marked.


One common mistake that injury victims make is assuming that they understand the exact cause of the accident. In reality, who is at fault for your crash and injuries may not be clear until all of the evidence is examined closely. If you or a family member has been harmed in a truck accident that may have involved wind, speak to Seattle truck accident attorney Andrew Kim today. We can help you understand your case and whether you may deserve compensation. Call to schedule a free case evaluation: 800.636-3676.

How can wind cause commercial truck accidents? Do I have an injury claim if the crash was caused by wind?

 

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Commercial trucks that pull trailers are bigger, taller, and wider than other vehicles on the road. In addition, their trailers are tall and broad, making then the perfect shape to catch the wind. When a gust of wind blows into the broad side of a trailer, the trailer may begin to rock from side to side, potentially causing the entire vehicle to become unbalanced. The trucker may lose control of his truck, or the truck might tip or roll over.

If wind was the sole cause of your Washington truck accident and injury, you may not be able to collect damages from the trucker or truck company. However, it is important to understand that there can be many different factors that cause an accident and that wind is more likely to cause an accident if the trucker is not doing his or her job properly. For example, a truck may be more likely to crash in high wind conditions if:

  • The driver is speeding.
  • The driver is driving recklessly.
  • The trailer is top-heavy.
  • The cargo in the trailer is not properly tied down.
  • The truck is not well-maintained.
  • The truck has a defective part.
  • The historically windy area was not marked.

One common mistake that injury victims make is assuming that they understand the exact cause of the accident. In reality, who is at fault for your crash and injuries may not be clear until all of the evidence is examined closely. If you or a family member has been harmed in a truck accident that may have involved wind, speak to Seattle truck accident attorney Andrew Kim today. We can help you understand your case and whether you may deserve compensation. Call to schedule a free case evaluation: 800.636-3676.