Need an Injury Attorney for Your Utah Trucking Accident?
According to statistics in 2013, truck accidents represented 6% of all accidents in Utah. Though these numbers don’t seem as large as they could be, they are still disheartening as many people sustain serious injuries and lose their lives in these accidents every year. In total for 2013, there were approximately 7,388 people injured in these crashes – and we believe that all of these accidents were preventable. With many trucks coming in and out of Utah making deliveries and traveling from point A to point B, these accidents could very well increase over the years to come. When you have been injured, it is important to preserve your case as quickly as possible and work toward the compensation you deserve in your time of need. We are here for you every step of the way.
Reasons Why Truck Accidents Commonly Occur
There are many reasons why truck accidents wreak havoc on citizens of Utah every few hours per day. When these accidents occur, they almost always bring catastrophic injuries along with them due to the sheer size of these vehicles compared to small motor vehicles. Here are some of the top reasons why these accidents occur:
Equipment Failure: When a truck enters the roadways, many operating systems happen all at once to keep the truck moving. When one part of a truck fails, it could mean devastating results as the rest of the truck loses control and leaves everybody on the roads in a path of destruction. This could happen very easily if the brakes on a truck have not been maintained in proper order and fail, causing a truck to run into the back of another vehicle and cause a deadly pile-up. In these cases, you could not only see a case being brought against a truck accident driver but a manufacturer as well.
Driving Errors: Driving errors also cause a variety of truck accidents every single year in the U.S. When a driver’s negligence causes your injuries, it may be easy to bring a case against a negligent party, especially when liability is clear. Sometimes these accidents all boil down to hours of service violations when drivers are not permitted to drive on the roads after a certain amount of hours. Other times, a driver has not been equipped with the skills to enter the roadways, which means that an employer has not properly trained them and could also be liable in the event of a serious accident. Each case is unique in its own ways, and you will be able to determine liability based on the many regulations put in place to dictate what a driver can and can’t do.
Receiving Compensation for Your Injuries
You may have suffered financial losses due to your serious injuries stemming from a truck accident. If you have received medical treatment following your accident and the bills are piling up, or you have not been able to return to work, you may be looking at extensive bills and wonder how you can receive compensation for them. We are here in your time of need. If you believe that you are entitled to compensation after injuries sustained in a truck accident, call us today. We are here for you after your Utah truck accident.