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Bountiful Truck Accident Lawyer

You do not need to have been involved in – or even witnessed – a collision involving a large commercial vehicle, semi-truck, or other large truck to know that the consequences have a strong potential of being devastating. When a flatbed truck transporting heavy machinery, or a semi-truck loaded with 52-foot boxes crashes into a car, the occupants of the car have very little chance of coming out of the situation well. The sheer size and weight of the truck, and the momentum it will gather, is more than enough to crush or severely damage a smaller vehicle and, therefore, the people within.

While we, of course, sincerely hope that you and your family are never affected by such a catastrophic incident, the truck accident attorneys here at the Jardine Law Offices P.C. are ready and well-equipped to successfully handle your case, should the worst-case scenario become your reality.

FMCSA 2017 Truck Accident Statistics

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) collects and analyzes data relating to truck and large commercial vehicle accidents and safety violations, amongst other statistics. According to their most recent report, published in 2017 and relating to 2016 data, this is what a year of truck accidents looks like:

  • Approximately 4,400 truck accidents occurred across the United States over that 12-month period
  • This represents a 1.9{e5f0ef1a42106cc8b203833a9c3c2c30f408a85a022c8afb1558119fad706149} increase on 2015 figures but sits at 15{e5f0ef1a42106cc8b203833a9c3c2c30f408a85a022c8afb1558119fad706149} lower than the 2005 peak of 5,231
  • Around 119,000 injuries were sustained in truck and bus crashes in 2016

Considering data specific to Utah, rather than the entirety of the United States:

  • Fatal accidents involving heavy trucks increased from 25 in 2016 to 38 in 2017, making up almost 14{e5f0ef1a42106cc8b203833a9c3c2c30f408a85a022c8afb1558119fad706149} of all fatal road accidents in the state
  • One point which may cause some concern is the fact that this figure represents a 34{e5f0ef1a42106cc8b203833a9c3c2c30f408a85a022c8afb1558119fad706149} increase on the three-year average
  • Residents of Davis County, including Bountiful, maybe somewhat reassured to learn that fatal road accidents in the county decreased significantly between 2016 and 2017

Why Do Truck Accidents in Bountiful Occur?

As with other types of a road accidents, truck accidents, whether in Bountiful or elsewhere, mostly tend to arise from human factors, including speeding, driving whilst under the influence of alcohol or drugs, or fatigued driving. When you hire a Bountiful truck accident attorney from the Jardine Law Offices P.C. to handle your case, you can be confident that your lawyer will work hard on your behalf to prove that:

  • The truck driver was responsible for causing the accident
  • You, as the victim, took all reasonable action to avoid being involved in a collision
  • Your physical and emotional injuries, and property damages, were caused by the truck driver’s negligence or reckless behavior
  • You deserve monetary compensation as a result

Schedule a Free Case Evaluation with a Bountiful Truck Accident Attorney Today

When you, or a loved one, have been injured in a truck accident, you could benefit from our outstanding legal representation. To discuss your case with an expert Bountiful lawyer, contact us today at 801-350-3506.