Commercial trucks such as semis and 18-wheelers are much larger and heavier than other passenger vehicles. Because of the difference in size, a collision between a truck and a car—even at low speeds—can have devastating consequences for everyone involved. In fact, truck accidents often result in broken bones, long-term disabilities, and death.

The Utah truck accident lawyers at Robert J. DeBry & Associates know how serious truck accidents can be. That’s why we’re dedicated to giving victims the help they need to recover from their injuries and move forward with their lives. If you or a loved one was injured in a truck accident that wasn’t your fault, please call us at (801) 699-9999, or fill out a free initial consultation form.

Truck Accident Causes

Big trucks are complex machines that often carry up to 80,000 pounds of goods, equipment, or other cargo at a time. That means even minor mistakes or manufacturing defects can cause serious accidents. Common causes of truck accidents include:

  • Poor maintenance
    Trucks are on the road for hundreds or thousands of miles at a time and require frequent maintenance. Trucking companies or drivers who neglect to maintain their trucks may be considered negligent if an accident occurs as a result of poor maintenance.
  • Driver intoxication and fatigue
    If a truck driver is under the influence of alcohol or drugs, sleep-deprived, or violating maximum daily driving limits, he or she could cause a serious accident. If that happens, the trucking company or driver could be held responsible for any injuries.
  • Excess cargo weight
    All semi-trucks are designed to carry certain amounts of weight. If that limit is exceeded, the truck may become difficult or impossible to stop, which could cause it to strike other vehicles. It’s the trucking company and manufacturer’s responsibility to make sure these limits aren’t exceeded.

At Robert J. DeBry, our truck accident lawyers can investigate your accident and determine who was at fault. We’ll do everything we can to hold that party accountable for your accident-related expenses.

Let Us Put Our Experience to Work

Our law firm has recovered millions of dollars for injured victims throughout Utah, and we’ll do our best to help you get the compensation you deserve, too. We have the experience and personal support needed to win legal claims. Don’t deal with the expenses and legal paperwork of your truck accident claim alone—contact Robert J. DeBry today.