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Semi-Truck Accidents

Hurt in a semi-truck accident? You may be entitled to compensation. Let Lance Andrew, P.C., fight for you.

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Our Salt Lake City based personal injury law firm is dedicated to serving and representing all victims of negligence, including people hurt in semi-truck crashes and big rig accidents throughout all of Utah and the Intermountain West.

Unlike many other Utah personal injury law firms and injury lawyers, we never represent trucking companies, their drivers, or their insurance companies. Instead, our entire legal practice is limited exclusively to personal injury victims. We fight every day to help them recover damages for their injuries, medical bills, and their pain and suffering.

 

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When these crashes do happen, it is important for victims to obtain legal help as soon as possible. To understand the accident completely and accurately, it is crucial that the accident be investigated immediately, before memories change, before evidence is lost or destroyed, and before insurance companies, their “investigators,” and others start working their big machines against you.

More importantly, personal injury victims in Utah need legal representation from an experienced personal injury lawyer. You need help from the outset to protect your rights before you are forced or tricked by crafty insurance companies and their adjusters into signing something you do not understand and are not required to sign, or into settling your personal injury claim for much less than you deserve.

 

Important Facts About Semi-Truck Accidents

Unfortunately, the numbers are on the rise for injuries and deaths caused by semi-truck accidents. This is related to the rising number of semi-trucks on the road.

According to the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA), there were 111,000 people injured and 3,903 people killed in crashes involving large trucks in 2014.

Semi trucks can easily weigh up to 20,000 pounds and more depending on the load they are hauling. Depending on the speed that a semi-truck is traveling, it can also take up to three times longer for these trucks to stop than a passenger car. Truck accidents are five times more likely to cause serious injuries and death than car accidents. The threat posed by these incredibly large vehicles is clear.

Most all of these accidents could and should be avoided. Truck drivers are often too tired to drive and / or are violating state and federal laws that were designed to protect the public. In other cases, auto accidents happen because of defects in either the truck or the road.

 

Complex Nature of Semi-Truck Accidents

Bigger truck crashes create bigger problems.

These devastating accidents are very complex and require an experienced personal injury attorney’s legal advice to ensure you are protected and receive any and all compensation you deserve. Victims in Utah of these vehicle crashes need their own personal injury attorney that knows how to handle these difficult cases and any associated litigation.

We understand that getting injured in a collision with a semi-truck is a very traumatic experience, and it’s easy to become overwhelmed by all that’s going on. However, we make it our mission to ensure the process is as straightforward as possible so you can focus on what matters most.

Lance Andrew, P.C.’s personal injury lawyers have proven track records of litigating complex trucking accident cases and obtaining significant settlements and favorable jury verdicts in such cases.

 

Liability in Semi-Truck Accident Cases

Drivers are considered to be liable for injuries in a semi-truck accident when they have proven to be negligent. Negligence can result from the failure to perform the following tasks:

  • Keeping a proper lookout for each other
  • Complying with applicable traffic laws
  • Using all reasonable means necessary to avoid an accident

 

Compensatory Damages for Losses

If you’ve suffered injuries in a semi-truck accident, you will need the help and guidance of a personal injury attorney to file a claim. Because of the complex nature of truck accidents and personal injury law, you will need someone to fight for you and your rights.

Injuries include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Abrasions and lacerations (scrapes, bruises, and cuts)
  • Sprained or torn ligaments, tendons, or muscles
  • Minor burns
  • Scarring
  • Whiplash
  • Fractured and broken bones
  • Multiple disk hernias
  • Second- and third-degree burns
  • Organ damage
  • Internal bleeding
  • Death

In a personal injury case, such as a semi-truck accident with serious injury, you could receive compensation for medical bills, out-of-pocket expenses, lost wages, and other losses.

By working with an experienced personal injury attorney in Utah with a proven track record in personal injury cases, you maximize your chances of reaching a favorable outcome in your truck accident case.

 

We Serve All Cities & Counties Throughout Utah, Including Salt Lake City

No matter which Utah county or city you live in, our personal injury attorneys can help you.

Our firm serves all of Utah, including the following counties and cities:

American Fork

Fillmore

Murray

Sanpete

Beaver

Garfield

Nephi

Sevier

Bountiful

Grand

Ogden

South Jordan

Box Elder

Heber

Orem

St. George

Brigham City

Iron

Park City

Summit

Cache

Juab

Piute

Tooele

Carbon

Kamas

Price

Uintah

Cedar City

Kanab

Provo

Utah

Centerville

Kane

Rich

Vernal

Daggett

Kaysville

Richfield

Wasatch

Davis

Layton

Riverton

Washington

Delta

Lehi

Roy

Wayne

Draper

Logan

Salt Lake

Weber

Duchesne

Millard

Salt Lake City

West Jordan

Emery

Moab

San Juan

West Valley City

Farmington

Morgan

Sandy

And more

 

Home & Hospital Visits Available

When you or a loved one is injured in a semi-truck accident, your world stops. Caring for yourself or your loved one is and should be your number one priority. At Lance Andrew, P.C., we wholeheartedly understand this, and we make it our mission to accommodate you.

We offer home and hospital visits so that we can take immediate legal action to protect you or your loved one and ensure you receive the legal advice you need in this crucial time.

Give us a call, and our personal injury attorneys will come to you: (801) 869-6800.

 

Here to Work With You at Every Step

If you or a loved one has been injured in a truck accident in Salt Lake or elsewhere in Utah, we are ready and willing to stand up and fight against the insurance companies for your rights.

Initial consultations and second opinions are always free. There is no fee unless we recover for you.

Please contact us today to learn more about how our experienced commercial truck accident injury attorneys can help you.

 

Call Lance Andrew, P.C. - Your Trusted Personal Injury Attorneys in Utah

Our experienced attorneys have dedicated their careers to protecting victims of personal injury. Regardless of the cause, our personal injury law firm is there to help you and your family obtain justice and your rightful recovery. Click here to get started on your free consultation.

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