Utah Trucking Accident Attorneys
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 personal injury lawyers at Elegal. Based in Salt Lake City, we handle truck accident litigation throughout Utah.
Semi Drivers are Held to a High Standard
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.
If retained to handle your case, we will put our 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, failure to take note of adverse weather conditions, inattentive or aggressive driving, truck company negligence and other factors that commonly cause truck accidents. Our strong record of results in truck accident litigation is the result of our expertise and deep commitment to the people we serve.