• July 19, 2017

One Injured in Truck Accident on Interstate 405 in Bothell, WA

Bothell, WA -- A crash involving two passenger vehicles and a semi-truck left one person with injuries in the area of Bothell, WA Tuesday, July 18, 2017.

The crash happened at the Route 527 overpass on Interstate 405 around 3:30 p.m. Media reports claim the a passenger car was rear-ended by a truck. The collision forced the passenger car beneath a pickup truck. According to reports, the truck driver was watching traffic merge and while doing so, he failed to notice a passenger car slow before his truck.

An unidentified victim was hospitalized with injuries described as "minor."

map of the area

Commentary

It appears the driver of the truck failed to pay enough attention, crashed into the passenger car, leaving the victim with minor injuries. Minor injuries? I don't know. Based upon the pictures at the scene of the accident, it's hard to imagine the victim coming away with only "minor" injuries.

Pardon my skepticism, but I've seen truck companies play down victims' injuries before. In fact, we're currently handling a truck accident case where the client's "minor injuries" turned out to be anything but.

Without divulging too much information, let me explain. In this particular case, even the police report listed the victim's injuries as "minor," and upon being checked out, the hospital seemed to back this claim.

However, as is often the case, the client understood that something was drastically wrong. Upon realizing this, the client returned to the hospital, where it was discovered he sustained a severely damaged disc in his spine due to the collision.

This is a perfect example of why victims should never feel bound to settle for the "official" opinion on their accidents.

--Grossman Law Offices

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