Due to their sheer size and weight, a collision with a truck or 18-wheeler often results in serious injuries to the people involved, and may even be fatal. If you have been hurt in an accident with an 18-wheeler or if you have lost a loved one in a fatal crash, you do not have to suffer the consequences alone. The experienced Salt Lake City truck accident attorneys of Ipson Law Firm are here to help you take legal action against the driver or the trucking company that is responsible for your injuries, so contact us at 801-332-9655 today.
Truck drivers and the companies that employ them have a responsibility to operate their vehicles safely and protect others on the road from harm. If the driver is not properly trained, is drowsy or distracted behind the wheel, is speeding, or otherwise behaving recklessly or negligently and a crash occurs, the injured party may be owed compensation for their pain, suffering, and other damages. Contact us to schedule a free and confidential consultation to discuss your case today.
Ipson Law Firm – Utah’s Premier Truck Accident Law Firm
For years, we have been the trusted name in legal counsel for injured people in Salt Lake City and across the state of Utah. When you are injured, and especially if you are hurt in a crash with an 18-wheeler or another large commercial vehicle, you need a law firm that you can trust. With our extensive experience, passion for our clients, and personalized approach to each case, you know that your claim is in good hands from start-to-finish.
Truck Accident Cases We Handle
When you are hurt in an accident with a commercial vehicle, you may find yourself dealing not only with your recovery and expenses, but also with insurance adjusters, trucking company representatives, and attorneys for the company at fault. You should not have to deal with these things while you are trying to focus on recovery. That’s why we have made it our mission to help those who have been hurt in an accident in Salt Lake City. We have the knowledge and resources to handle cases including:
- Speeding or Reckless Driving
- Driving While Intoxicated
- Tire Blowouts
- Brake Issues
- Mechanical Failure and Defects
- Improper Training
- Negligent Hiring
- Improper Loading and Balancing
If you have been hurt in an accident caused by one of the above issues or a different problem entirely, we could help you with your claim.
Frequently Asked Truck Accident Questions
A collision with a truck or 18-wheeler can be especially devastating, and the cases are often more complicated than passenger-vehicle accidents. There are usually other parties who may be at least partially at fault for the crash, so these cases require extensive investigation and research to resolve. We have provided a few frequently asked questions below to help you understand your rights, and we are ready to answer any specific questions you may have if you call us at 801-332-9655 today.
Why do 18-wheeler crashes happen?
Any number of factors could have caused the accident that caused you harm. Many times, trucking companies put profits ahead of proper training, safety precautions, and driver scheduling, putting the lives of others at risk. Trucking companies may fail to adequately train drivers, load vehicles correctly, or make sure that drivers are taking adequate breaks to remain rested behind the wheel. Regardless of the reason, the company needs to be held accountable for any injuries that their drivers cause on the road.
Should I give the trucking company a recorded statement if they request one?
You do not have to consent to give the trucking company a recorded statement, even if they request one. What you should do is contact an experienced truck accident lawyer to help advise you of your legal options and handle the communication with the trucking company, it’s insurance representatives, and legal counsel on your behalf. You should be able to focus on your recovery and should let your attorney handle all of the communication with outside parties.
Do I need a lawyer?
Even though the trucking company and insurance adjusters may claim that they are there to “take care of you” and are interested in “doing the right thing,” it is important to realize that they are not on your side, and are likely looking to pay you as little as possible for your injuries. There is a reason why they don’t want you to hire an attorney…they want to settle your claim for far less than what it is worth. Consult an attorney immediately and hire someone who you know is on your side and is looking out for your best interests.
Contact an 18-wheeler accident lawyer today
If you or a loved one are hurt in an accident with a truck, 18-wheeler, or another commercial vehicle, you have the right to pursue legal action. By contacting an experienced attorney with the resources to handle your case, you may be able to secure the compensation you need to move on with your life. Contact the attorneys of Ipson Law today at 801-332-9655 to schedule your free and confidential consultation and get started on your case!