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Commercial Vehicle Accidents | Seattle Personal Injury & Accident Blog

Holding Amazon Accountable for More Than Lost Packages

By Pendergast Law on April 30, 2020

We all have experienced the joy stepping outside to check the mail and finding the package we ordered the night before on our doorstep. It’s become a mainstay of the 21st century. But this age of convenience also comes with new dangers that we now have to contend with – reckless delivery drivers.

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Public Transit Disasters and Who’s Legally Responsible

By Pendergast Law 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 Pendergast Law 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 Pendergast Law 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 »

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