The Washington State Patrol reported that two people were killed and five other injured in a serious crash involving eight vehicles that closed westbound Interstate 90 near Snoqualmie Pass for several hours. At least two semi-trucks were involved; one of the semi-rigs was an empty commercial car hauler.
Troopers believe the driver of the car carrier was traveling west and lost control before veering across all lanes of traffic and coming to rest in the roadway. This caused a chain-reaction crash that completely blocked all westbound lanes of the freeway. Witnesses told police the driver of the car hauler has been driving way too fast.
Although an investigation into the cause of the crash is ongoing, the driver of one of the car hauler was arrested for vehicular homicide after being interviewed by a Drug Recognition Expert (DRE). The fact that the arrest followed an interview with a DRE strongly suggests that the truck driver is suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs at the time of the crash. This is a significant development for many reasons, but primarily because it would likely place the truck driver at-fault for the fatalities and serious injuries resulting from the accident.
Accidents involving trucks are some of the worst in the U.S., but it often takes a long time for an investigation to establish who or what was to blame. While the investigation continues in order to determine liability, the insurance companies have already begun working to defend or completely deny their responsibility for the damages that have resulted from the accident.
Lawsuit Financial urges the victims to consult an experience attorney immediately. Waiting can only reduce the chances of a successful outcome. Lawsuit Financial works with top attorneys nationwide and would be happy to help these victims locate an experienced attorney in their area.
Once a lawyer is retained and a lawsuit filed, litigation funding can be arranged to help victims and their family members cope with financial hardship until they receive their settlement. This type of cash advance does not need to be paid back until the case is settled. If the case is lose, the repayment is waived. There are no credit checks, no employment verification, and no restrictions on the use of the money whatsoever.
If you, or a loved one, are in need of litigation funding due to an auto accident, apply online or by calling our office toll-free at 1-877-377-7848. Often times, we can review and approve a case for funding within 24 – 48 hours.