Trucking Accident Justice
Utah Trucking Accident Attorneys
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
You deserve maximum compensationThere are multiple types of damages you can seek. A good lawyer knows how to make sure you get paid appropriately.
Utah law is complicatedYou 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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