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 Bountiful truck accident attorneys here at The Jardine Law Offices are ready and well-equipped to successful handle your case, should the worst case scenario become your reality.
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:
Considering data specific to Utah, rather than the entirety of the United States:
As with other types of road accident, 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 to handle your case, you can be confident that your lawyer will work hard on your behalf to prove that:
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, call us today at 801-350-3506.