The trucking industry has been the backbone of the US economy for decades. In 2021, trucks moved 10.93 billion tons of freight, up from 10.23 billion tons the previous year. The industry also collected 80.8% of the nation’s freight bill, generating $875.5 billion. And the industry employed 7.99 million people in industry-related jobs. That said, these large vehicles are also a … Read More
5 Situations When You Should Hire a Semi-Truck Accident Lawyer
In 2019, truck accidents led to 4,119 deaths in the US. Unfortunately, most deaths involving semi-trucks or large trucks are passenger vehicle occupants. The same report states that in 2019: Only 16% of these deaths were truck occupants 67% were car or passenger vehicle occupants 15% were pedestrians, bicyclists, or motorcyclists Trucks often weigh 20-30 times more than passenger vehicles, so small … Read More
9 Ways a Personal Injury Lawyer Can Help You
A personal injury attorney is a legal professional who represents people who have sustained injuries in an accident that resulted because of someone else’s fault. They help accident victims and their immediate family members pursue justice and monetary compensation for their injuries, losses, and economic as well as non-economic damages. This usually includes medical expenses, lost income/wages, loss of earning capacity, … Read More
What Type of Damages Can You Recover from a Semi-Truck Accident?
Accidents involving semi-trucks are all too common in Utah. Every month the state witnesses several dozen semi-truck accidents, some of which can be deadly. Not so long ago, a driver died in a semi-truck crash near Green river. Semi-trucks are larger and heavier than passenger vehicles. Plus, they may also be hauling hundreds of pounds of cargo, which can cause fatal collisions. Even … Read More
Why Are Utah Truck Accidents So Deadly?
Car and truck accidents often lead to injury and sometimes to fatalities. However, Utah truck accidents involving large commercial vehicles are far more likely to cause catastrophic injuries and death. What is it that makes these accidents so dangerous? Utah Truck Accidents – Some of the Deadliest In 2019 alone, there were over 5,000 commercial trucks involved in crashes that … Read More
Tips for Avoiding Utah Trucking Accidents
Utah trucking accidents are often deadly for passenger vehicle occupants. Given the risk such accidents pose, it only makes sense to do everything you can to avoid them. Here are some helpful tips from your trucking accident law firm, Carlson Injury. Avoiding Utah Trucking Accidents – 5 Tips 1. Leave enough space between your vehicle and commercial trucks. Maintaining a … Read More
Six Things to Consider When Hiring a Semi-Truck Accident Lawyer
All road accidents are dangerous, but add a semi-truck into the equation, and the risks increase dramatically. Catastrophic truck accidents are all too common in the US, where the occupants of the passenger vehicle often face devastating consequences. Colliding with a truck can leave you seriously injured. And, as traumatic as that is, the damages you initially incur are only the tip … Read More