An accident between a commercial truck and a car can have life-threatening consequences due to the tremendous size difference. Even at low-speeds, a heavy 18-wheeler can do major damage to a smaller vehicle. Broken bones and death are the results of these collisions.

At Robert J DeBry & Associates, our Utah truck accident lawyers know that truck accidents are serious. If you or a loved one was injured in one of these accidents, fill out a free consultation form or contact us at (801) 997-6920. We are dedicated to giving victims the help they need to recover because we want to help you move on with your life. 

Causes for Truck Accidents

A minor mistake can lead to devastating consequences when it comes to commercial trucks. These vehicles can weigh up to 80,000 pounds due to the equipment or goods they might be carrying. The common causes of truck accidents come from:

  • Poor maintenance
    If an accident occurs due to poor maintenance, a trucking company could face negligence charges. These vehicles must be properly and frequently maintained since they are traveling thousands of miles at a time.
  • Fatigue and Driver Intoxication
    Serious accidents can arise from situations where the driver may not be in a fully attentive state. These can include the driver being under the influence of alcohol, drugs or is sleep deprived. A serious accident is only a lane away, and in these cases, a trucking company can be held responsible for any injuries.
  • Going Over the Cargo Weight Limit
    Semi-trucks are only designed to carry certain amounts of weight. If the weight is exceeded, it may become impossible for a truck to stop when attempting to brake, leading to serious injuries and devastating damages in case of an accident. The trucking company and manufacturers are responsible for making sure the limits aren’t exceeded.

Our truck accident lawyers at Robert J. Debry can determine who was at fault by investigating your accident. Any accident-related expenses will then be directed to the accountable party. We will do everything in our power to do so.

Our Experience Put to Work

Throughout Utah, we have recovered millions of dollars for the victims of these accidents. With our experience and personal support, we will do everything we can to help you get the compensation you need. We win legal claims. Contact Robert J. DeBry today so we can help you deal with the expenses and legal paperwork.


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