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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.
WHAT IS A TRUCK ACCIDENT LAWYER?
Commercial truck accidents are more devastating than regular car accidents. Since most truck drivers are insured in the millions, and with the possibility of more than one party being held liable for the accident, it’s vital to hire the right attorneys. Truck accident lawyers are equipped with the legal knowledge and expertise to handle these devastating accidents and get victims the compensation they deserve for any damages, hospital bills, lost wages, and in severe and unfortunate cases, burial and funeral costs.
At Robert J DeBry & Associates, our Utah truck accident lawyers know that truck accidents are severe. If you or a loved one was injured in one of these accidents, fill out a free consultation form or contact us at 801-888-8888, and our car and truck accident attorneys are here to help. We are dedicated to giving victims the help they need to recover because we want to help them move on with their 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 personal injury cases from 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 adequately 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 or drugs or being sleep deprived. A severe 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 specific amounts of weight. If the weight is exceeded, it may become impossible for a truck to stop when attempting to brake, leading to severe 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 responsible party. We will do everything in our power to do so.
OUR LAW OFFICE CAN HELP
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. Call 801-888-8888 to speak to our attorneys or fill out our free consultation form today.