Semi-Truck Accident Case: A Legal Guide

carlsoninjuryPersonal Injury, Truck Accidents

Semi Truck Negligence

If you have been involved in a truck accident, you know it is a tragic and unnecessary experience. Commercial trucks are much larger and heavier than passenger cars. Serious injuries and fatalities are common in truck accidents because of this vast difference in size and weight. If you have been unfortunate enough to be in a Utah semi-truck accident, chances are you sustained some significant and possibly catastrophic injuries. 

Semi-Truck accidents are incredibly dangerous and can lead to catastrophic injuries. Truck drivers and other commercial drivers are professionals that should maintain a higher standard than even passenger car drivers. Their vehicles can be more deadly due to their weight and size.

Too often Semi-trucking companies and their drivers choose to ignore the driver safety rules in order to increase profits. When Semi-trucking companies choose profits over people, Carlson Injury Law is here to hold them accountable. Our Utah truck accident attorneys can help you get the compensation you deserve. Please contact us immediately to learn more about your legal options. 

Common Truck Accident Injuries

Any injury that can occur in a car accident can occur in a truck accident – only they are often more severe due to the size and weight of the truck. Some common truck accident injuries include:

  • Head Injuries, e.g., concussions, brain cell death, permanent brain damage, or broken facial bones 
  • Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI)
  • Back Injuries
  • Neck Injuries 
  • Bone Fractures 
  • Burns

Types of Truck Accident Claims

There are many types of truck accident claims. The goal of Carlson Injury is to prove that your injuries were the result of negligence on the other party – but there can be multiple parties involved in a commercial trucking accident. The driver may have been negligent, but the trucking company may have been negligent as well. Your truck accident lawyer in Utah will investigate the accident and carefully consider who was responsible before moving forward with your case. 

Although there are numerous approaches to a truck accident case, it can be helpful to know some of the most common causes of negligence. They include:

  • Negligent maintenance
  • Speeding
  • Driver fatigue
  • Intoxicated or impaired driver
  • Negligent hiring of a driver
  • Improperly loaded truck

If you were seriously injured in the accident, your attorney will pursue a personal injury case seeking damages that may include economic damages, non-economic damages and punitive damages. If your loved one died in a trucking accident, your attorney will pursue a wrongful death case on your behalf or a survival action claim on your deceased loved one’s behalf. 

You Deserve a Truck Accident Lawyer in Utah

What happened to you was tragic and should have never occurred. You deserve a semi-truck accident attorney in Utah to ensure your voice is heard in court. Carlson Injury Law will fight passionately on your behalf to get you maximum compensation for your injuries. We believe that every truck accident victim deserves skilled and experienced legal representation. 

Please contact us now to talk to one of our truck accident attorneys. We are standing by to answer your call.