We handle all types of truck accidents throughout Utah including collision truck accidents and non-collision truck accidents. Whether you are involved in a truck accident on the Interstate, a highway, or a city street; whether your accident was caused by a truck with defective tractor-trailer equipment, or by a big rig driver who fell asleep at the wheel, we can assist you in pursuing your claim. We know the variety of causes of truck accidents and are familiar with federal and Utah trucking regulations, as well as Utah civil procedure.
Causes of Trucking Accidents
At The Advocates, personal injury law firm, we know there can be many causes for trucking accidents. Because of the numerous parties potentially involved, it is important that you retain a knowledgeable truck accident lawyer–one who is familiar with Utah trucking accidents and understands trucking laws, as well as the importance of investigating the accident to determine the cause of the truck accident and who was at fault.
There are many contributing factors to accidents with big rigs. Trucks have huge blind spots, also referred to as “no zone” areas. Typically, the larger the truck, the larger the blind spot. We all know about blind spots on the sides of our vehicle. The tractor trailer driver has a blind spot in the rear (back) of the truck, as well as in the front of the truck. Be aware of truck blind spots, and avoid these areas if possible. Typically, if you cannot see the truck driver in his mirror, the truck driver probably cannot see you. If you were involved in a blind spot (no zone) trucking accident, contact an experienced Salt Lake City truck accident lawyer to discuss your case.
Trucks require a much greater stopping distance than cars. The heavier the truck, the greater the distance needed to stop. When car or truck drivers fail to realize the distance needed to stop, the risk of a rear-end collision increases. It is no wonder that trucks are involved in so many rear-end collisions. Truck drivers and other vehicles need to understand the necessary distance between cars and trucks, and drive accordingly. If you have been involved in a truck rear-end collision, don’t wait to contact a truck accident attorney…we can help.
An auto accident injury is bad enough, but if you get in a truck accident it can do a more than damage your car. Injuries from a truck accident are more likely to occur to you, the car driver than the truck driver.
When driving near trucks there are a few rules to follow:
- Stay out of the trucks blind spots.
- Always give room in front, and DO NOT cut too closely.
- Watch out for wide turns.
If you’ve been injured due to an auto accident with a truck, a truck accident lawyer can help. Your truck accident attorney represents accident victims in Utah every year and knows what it takes to make sure you get fair compensation from insurance companies.