Large trucks, semi-trailers, and tractor-trailers are one of the leading causes of traffic-related deaths. They are dangerous. They are many times larger than typical passenger vehicles and often weigh up to twenty to thirty times more than passenger vehicles. They are slower to maneuver and require much more room to maneuver. Due to their sheer size and weight, large trucks pose significant risks to passenger vehicles. They often crush passenger vehicles when they are involved in a collision. As a result, when a large truck collides with a passenger vehicle, the occupants are often killed or sustain serious injuries, including brain damage; spinal cord injuries; concussions; back and neck injuries; among others. As such, the costs of treating truck accident victims are often astronomical, especially when the victims are unable to return to work through no fault of their own. Because truck accident injuries are often catastrophic, truck accident victims should be represented by a skilled truck accident lawyer who will fight for their rights.
If you have been injured in a truck accident, contact a Utah truck accident lawyer immediately to protect your rights. Time matters. Trucking companies know you are in a vulnerable position and often seek to take advantage of that fact. They often send representatives to the scene to obtain information in an effort to reduce the value of your claim.