August 1, 2018 , Truck Accidents

Negligent commercial truck drivers can wreak havoc on Bellingham car accident victims’ lives

By now you’re familiar with the kinds of dangers Bellingham drivers face when they share the road with semi trucks. Just the nature of the trucks themselves – their size, weight, and cargo – can itself be dangerous. But what if the driver is ne...
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August 1, 2018 , Truck Accidents

Why are semi trucks such a danger to Bellingham and Whatcom County cars?

Because I-5 travels right through Bellingham and Whatcom County, semi tractor trailers are a constant reminder of a deadly type of car accident. Because they weigh many tons and travel at highway speeds, the results of a collision between a semi and ...
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July 3, 2018 , Drunk Driving , Truck Accidents

A drunk driver hits a big rig in Whatcom County

Drunk driver. Car accident. Semi tractor trailer crash. Not anything Whatcom County residents want to face, especially when it happens all at once, like this recent Ferndale motor vehicle and commercial truck accident. A Toyota Tacoma truck driver wa...
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May 25, 2018 , Truck Accidents

Will Bellingham be safer when autonomous semi-trucks come through town? (Part 2)

Though there are myriad possible benefits to self-driving trucks, there will also be the inevitable negative aspects in the reality of such a technology. Safety is one of the most obvious obstacles a self-driving truck will face. There have been r...
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May 24, 2018 , Truck Accidents

Will Bellingham be safer when autonomous semi-trucks come through town? (Part 1)

Like it or not, self driving vehicles are coming to Bellingham. This includes self-driving trucks. Does the thought of a semi traveling 70 mph with no one behind the wheel scare you? The answer seems an obvious and resounding “yes”. However, if y...
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January 11, 2018 , Truck Accidents

Like driving the length of a football field at 55 mph with eyes closed – in a semi truck

Hopefully you are well familiar with this saying: driving while distracted at highway speed is like traveling the length of a football field with your eyes closed. Imagine you're doing so and pulling 80,000 pounds behind you. Now imagine you're not t...
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December 15, 2017 , Truck Accidents

The Most Common Causes of Commercial Vehicle Accidents

  According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), 415,000 reported crashes involved commercial vehicles in the United States in 2015. Those accidents resulted in a total of 3,852 fatalities, a 22 percent i...
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December 7, 2016 , Truck Accidents

Drive Defensively Around Semi-Trucks

I was driving on I-5 near the Iowa exit in Bellingham, Washington the other day when the back of a semi-truck in front of me began to sway.  I immediately applied my brakes, hoping that the truck was not about to jack knife across the freeway.  It ...
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July 20, 2016 , Truck Accidents

Common truck accident questions in Bellingham, WA

Accidents that involve a commercial truck, semi-trick or any other type of truck in Bellingham can result in serious personal injuries and even death. Navigating a truck accident can be tricky and extremely time consuming, which is why it is best to ...
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September 2, 2015 , Truck Accidents

Bellingham Attorney Holds Truckers Responsible for Crashes

Semi-tractor trailers are to cars, trucks, and SUVs like those smaller vehicles are to pedestrians. In an accident of a semi vs. almost any other type of vehicle, the semi will do much more damage than it, and its passengers, would receive. Therefore...
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