Semi-Truck Accident LawyerMatthew Driggs / 3 Comments /
Do I Need To Hire A Semi-Truck Accident Lawyer?
For a variety of reasons, semi-truck drivers are held to federal and state regulations for all types of safety reasons. Because of the size of semi-trucks, also known as tractor-trailers, accidents involving these vehicles more often than not can result in injury and fatalities. In 2011 the Utah Department of Transportation reported over 3,400 crashes involving semi-trucks; and nearly 1,000 of those accidents resulted in injury or deaths. Semi-trucks or tractor trailers also had the highest crash rate per registered vehicle in the state of Utah.
There are many different aspects to take into consideration when determining fault in a semi-truck accident:
- Equipment failure
- Improper loading
- Careless driving
- Road and weather conditions
- Drowsy or intoxicated driver
Because of the severity of damage and injury with these types of accidents, as well as multiple possibilities for liability in the crash, if you have been in a semi-truck accident you need the Advocates. Federal law heavily regulates semi-truck drivers from drug and alcohol testing to record keeping for driving, maintenance, and much more. Failing to follow these regulations can result in further negligence and liability that is why it is important to use a semi-truck accident lawyer with experience. The Advocates have the experience and expertise you need to ensure you receive fair compensation for your truck accident.
Why should I use A Semi-Truck Accident Lawyer?
Trucking companies and the insurance companies have lawyers at their disposal to protect their businesses. Without proper representation for your case or claim the insurance companies will do their best to keep their payouts as low as possible. The semi-truck accident lawyers at the Advocates have a reputation for aggressively negotiating and litigating their cases on behalf of their clients. They can help you identify expenses and costs involved with your accident that without experience could go overlooked.
Don’t let your injury become another profit for the insurance companies. If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident with a semi-truck contact the Advocates today at 801-326-0809.