Trucking Accident Justice

Utah Trucking Accident Attorneys

Commercial vehicles weigh far more than regular cars and trucks. This weight difference is why so many people are seriously injured or killed in semi-truck accidents. If you have been in a commercial trucking accident, chances are you are hurt and could be facing a lifetime of managing your injuries.
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Trucking Accident Justice

Utah Trucking Accident Attorneys

Commercial vehicles weigh far more than regular cars and trucks. This weight difference is why so many people are seriously injured or killed in semi-truck accidents. If you have been in a commercial trucking accident, chances are you are hurt and could be facing a lifetime of managing your injuries.

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Attorneys Robert M. Henriksen and Richard C. Henriksen
Attorneys Robert M. Henriksen and C. Richard Henriksen
Hard to find attorneys who not only win your auto accident case, but are so easy to work with. Integrity, compassion, and competence. Thanks Rob and staff!
Adam
Rob is a fantastic attorney. He took my needs into consideration and firmly, professionally, and timely accomplished even more than I thought was possible.
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    Why Are Utah Semi-Truck Accidents So Devastating?In accidents involving large commercial vehicles and passenger vehicles, it is usually the passenger vehicle occupants that are injured or killed. There are several reasons why passenger vehicles are almost always on the losing end.
    Semi-trucks weigh far more than passenger vehicles.
    Semi-trucks and commercial vehicles vary in size. However, even with that variation, they tend to weigh 20-30 times more than passenger vehicles.
    Large commercial trucks sit higher off of the ground than passenger vehicles
    It is an unfortunate reality that semi-trucks often travel over passenger vehicles in a crash. They sit so much higher off of the ground that the top of cars can be sheared off.
    Semi-trucks require more distance to stop
    A fully-loaded truck can take up to 40 percent further to stop than a standard passenger car. The problem gets worse as the road conditions become wet or slippery. This increased stopping distance means trucks have less room for error. It also means they can be traveling at higher speeds when they are involved in accidents where they have to stop suddenly.
    How Many Large Commercial Truck Accidents Are There?

    The number of large truck accidents varies from year to year. According to the National Safety Council, in 2019 there were 5,005 accidents where large trucks were involved in fatal crashes. The number of crashes was only a 2% increase from the previous year, 2018. However, the number of crashes in 2019 was a 43% increase since 2010.

    Statistics from the National Safety Council:

    Large trucks accounted for 10% of all vehicles involved in fatal crashes
    Large trucks accounted for 4% of all registered vehicles
    Large trucks accounted for 7% of total vehicle miles traveled in the United States
    The state of Utah had 43 fatal accidents that involved large trucks
    As you can see, large trucks only account for 4% of all registered vehicles – but they account for 10% of all vehicles involved in fatal crashes. They contribute to a significant number of fatal crashes, something that may not be surprising given their ability to do so much damage in a crash. But even if it is not surprising, it is still worth paying attention to. The significant increase in fatal crashes involving large trucks from 2010 to 2019 is also concerning.
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    What Are Some Common Causes of Utah Trucking Accidents?

    Semi-truck accidents can have many causes. Sometimes, the driver is to blame. Other times, it may be the trucking company that is to blame – such as if the trucking company hasn’t properly maintained their trucks. It’s important to determine what caused your trucking accident because it will play a big part in your case.

    Our firm will investigate your accident thoroughly to find out exactly what happened. If we can prove that the driver, the trucking company, or another related party was liable for the accident, we should be able to get the court to award you damages.

    In our investigation, we may find one of the following to be true:

    Truck drivers must have commercial driver’s licenses to show that they are professional drivers – qualified to handle a large truck safely. But truck drivers can make mistakes. They may be blatant mistakes, like breaking traffic laws. Or, they may be accidental, such as pushing themselves too far and not getting enough sleep. They may also be under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

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    What Kind of Compensation Can You Get From a Truck Accident Case?

    The injuries that come from a trucking accident are often severe and debilitating. They can leave you in significant pain and unable to live your life as you once did. They can also make it difficult or impossible to work as you did before. Considering how much damage these injuries can do to your life, it is justified to seek substantial compensation from the responsible party.

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    Medical Expenses

    Severe injuries require extensive medical care – which is expensive. You may have to stay in the hospital for long periods of time. You are likely to go through numerous tests, need prescription medications, and participate in rehabilitation. All of these costs money. They cost so much that they can easily max out your insurance and leave you with a mountain of medical debt. Your attorney can seek compensation for your medical expenses, both those you have already and the expenses you are likely to have in the future.

    Pain and Suffering

    Commercial truck accidents are often traumatic. They can leave victims with PTSD, anxiety, depression, and other mental illnesses that may take years to treat. These injuries can be as big of a burden as the physical injuries you sustain. In a semi-truck accident case, you can ask for compensation for these invisible injuries.

    Lost Wages

    Many trucking accident victims are unable to work. Even those that can work are often only able to work a little – not enough to support themselves or their families. In a lawsuit, your lawyer can seek lost wages on your behalf, including future wages.

    Expenses for the Deceased

    Truck accidents are often deadly. When your loved one is killed in a truck accident, it can leave you paying for all of the end-of-life services necessary to say goodbye. You may also lose the income of someone you are dependent on. A wrongful death case can help you seek damages on behalf of your deceased loved one.

    Why Do You Need a Utah Truck Accident Attorney?

    Even if you are considering filing a lawsuit after your truck accident, you may still be wondering if you need a lawyer. It is possible to file a case without a lawyer – but we don’t recommend it. And that’s not just because we are a Utah law firm. It’s because we want you to have the best chance of success. You deserve compensation for the accident. The best way to get that compensation is to hire an experienced truck accident attorney.

    It makes sense to question whether you need a lawyer. They charge for their services, after all (although we only get paid if we win your case). Here are a few reasons with think hiring a lawyer is important.

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    Insurance companies have teams of lawyers.
    In most situations, you are seeking damages from the insurance company that covers the other party.  They have a team of professionals to help them. You need your own lawyer to stand up for your rights.

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    You deserve maximum compensation
    There are multiple types of damages you can seek. A good lawyer knows how to make sure you get paid appropriately.
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    Utah law is complicated
    You can make the law work for you – but you need an experienced professional to help.
    Henriksen & Henriksen – A Family-Run Utah Law FirmOur family has been helping accident victims for decades. We believe that you deserve the best legal representation you can get – and we want to provide it for you. Because we are a family-run firm, you can depend on us to treat you with compassion and respect.
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    Henriksen & Henriksen – A Family-Run Utah Law FirmOur family has been helping accident victims for decades. We believe that you deserve the best legal representation you can get – and we want to provide it for you. Because we are a family-run firm, you can depend on us to treat you with compassion and respect.

    Injured in a trucking accident in Utah?

    We know how hard it can be to get hurt in an accident with a large truck. We want you to know that we are here to help. Please call, stop by our downtown location, or book your own appointment.
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    Injured in a trucking accident? Contact Us!
    We know how hard it can be to get hurt in an accident with a semi or large truck. We want you to know that we are here to help. Please call, stop by our downtown location, or book your own appointment.
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    Book your own appt
    Use our convenient appointment calendar. Choose a time and date that works for your schedule.Book your free 15 minute consultation
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    We are conveniently located in downtown Salt Lake City. View map, office hours, and get directions.
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