Anyone who has seen a semi-truck, flatbed, or other large commercial vehicle up close can surely easily imagine the devastation that can be wreaked when one collides with a regular car, SUV, motorcyclist or pedestrian. The laws of physics dictate that the impact of such a collision will be immense and, when you are one of the occupants of the smaller vehicle, you’re at a very high risk of being severely injured, or even killed. Numerous residents of Layton and around Utah suffer because of a truck accident each year, and every one of them is then forced to live with the after-effects and consequences. Some are unable to work for quite some time – if ever, some must adapt to a permanent disability, and some are left mourning the loss of a loved one.
As compassionate and empathetic human beings, never mind experienced lawyers, we sincerely wish that you are never involved in such a traumatic and devastating incident. However, if the worst does become your reality, you can be confident that a Layton truck accident attorney from The Jardine Law Offices will be here to fight for you.
Alongside other motor-related duties, the agency known as the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is responsible for collating and analyzing data relating to truck accidents across the United States. As it takes some time to sift through the data, recognize patterns, and compile reports which make sense to even those with no relevant knowledge, this most recent set of statistics relates to 2016 truck accidents. Here is a brief overview of what the FMCSA had to report:
Within Utah itself, 2016 statistics read as follows:
Truck accidents, like all other accidents involving motor vehicles, tend to be caused by the behavior of the drivers in question. Although defective vehicle parts can play a role, the most common factors contributing to both fatal, and non-fatal, truck accidents include:
Our Layton truck accident attorneys are highly-experienced, and confident in their abilities to recover compensation for even the most complex of collisions.
If you have been injured, or lost a loved one, in a Layton truck accident, you could be entitled to recover monetary damages and compensation. To discuss your individual circumstances with an outstanding Layton truck accident attorney, call us today at 801-451-9555.