About Semi-Truck Accidents

Handled by Proficient Truck Accident Lawyers in Salt Lake City

Annually, there are roughly 140,000 accidents involving large trucks. Most semi-truck accidents and other large commercial trucking accidents are preventable. Truck driver errors, defective products, and trucking company errors all contribute significantly to the number of innocent people who are injured or killed in trucking accidents.

If you or a family member has been injured in a truck accident, contact the experienced Salt Lake City truck accident lawyers at Eisenberg, Gilchrist & Cutt Attorneys at Law. Based in Salt Lake City, we handle truck accident litigation throughout Utah. Our goal is to always obtain maximum compensation for our clients to ensure the highest quality of life.

Rules & Regulations

All semi-truck drivers must have a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL). The CDL Manual sets forth the qualifications drivers must satisfy to obtain their commercial license. Powerful federal laws have been enacted that hold commercial truck drivers to a high standard of care. Moreover, states, counties, and municipalities all have motor vehicle statutes and ordinances that regulate driver safety.

If you have been in an accident involving a large truck, it may be impossible for you to determine if the truck driver is negligent. Our attorneys can help.

Common causes of truck and semi-truck accidents include:

  • Distracted driver
  • Falling asleep at the wheel
  • Overloading the truck
  • Defective truck parts
  • Poor road conditions

How We Can Help You

If retained to handle your case, we will put our in-depth knowledge of the trucking industry and laws to work for you. We know what to look for, including driver fatigue, failure to maintain a safe distance from other vehicles, overloaded trucks, and failure to take note of adverse weather conditions, inattentive or aggressive driving, truck company negligence, and other factors that frequently cause truck accidents. Our strong record of results in truck accident litigation is the result of our experience and deep commitment to the people we serve.

Contact us online or call us today at (801) 901-3470 to speak with one of our knowledgeable truck accident lawyers in Salt Lake City.


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    - Kali

  • Jacquelynn handled our case extremely well, she knew what needed to be done to get over an unfair problem with the insurance company and get the case moving and to a reasonable settlement. She had the knowledge of what needed to be done.

    - Yolanda

  • Ms. Carmichael and her team are professional, efficient, and courteous. Resources were expended in a thoughtful manner. Explanations were provided quickly and respectfully when needed. Should the situation arise, I will recommend Jacquelynn Carmichael to both friends and family

    - Former Client

  • We hired Eric for a personal injury case for my son. We were very pleased and satisfied with the level of commitment Eric showed to us and especially our son. He was aggressive to get answers and made us feel as ease with such a hard time in our lives. We felt confident in his ability from the moment we meet him and he did not disappoint. We feel he was very fair.

    - Brett

  • I would recommend Eric Olson to anyone. He was very professional and strived to educate me in making the best decisions when I had no idea how to decide what to do. He is very knowledgeable about his particular field of law and used that in my best defense. I am very pleased with the job that he did for me.

    - Lauren

  • I was in an auto accident three years ago. The first auto accident I have ever been in, but the other driver was ticketed. This lead to slow and obvious pain that grew worse. Doctors, surgery, shots, emotional trauma from not being able to physically do things I used to. That being said I want it known that Eric Olsen was so right for the lawyer to handle this case for me. I originally hired a ...

    - Jenann

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