Truck Accidents Are More Impactful
When a larger semi, dump truck or farming implement hits a great enough speed, they become rolling tanks. Short of another much larger truck hitting them, passenger cars will do little if any damage when struck by these more powerful vehicular forces. Physical injuries are more substantial, vehicles are often rendered unusable, and long-term financial ramifications can be devastating at best.
The Jardine Law Offices has successfully settled dozens of truck accident cases where truck drivers were willful, even accidental, in causing an otherwise avoidable crash. The burden of proof, while it rests on the plaintiff, is less strict because it’s much harder to cause an accident to a truck then it is for a truck to perpetrate damage.
We still must prove:
- The truck driver was the responsible party. This is often done by pulling footage from local cameras, gathering witness testimony, accident re-creation, even cell phone footage which is common in our digital era.
- The victim made every reasonable attempt to avoid being struck.
- Damages resulted from truck driver’s negligence, including physical financial and psychological.
- Those damages should be compensated monetarily to the victim.
Where semi’s hauling 52-foot boxes or flatbeds with large machinery are concerned, injuries could be catastrophic or even lead to death. In the case of the latter, our Salt Lake City truck accidents attorney will fight to collect much larger settlements, especially when survivors include a spouse and children.
Contact Our Truck Accident Firm
To successfully fight a trucking company’s insurer, you’ll need a competent go-getter who isn’t afraid to go the distance for their clients, many who were severely injured and are still recovering.
Don’t let insurance companies downgrade your physical condition by offering a measly settlement. The Jardine Law Offices can handle often bullheaded insurance adjusters and opposing attorneys by putting irrefutable facts in front of them.
Truck accidents are no joke. Contact our Salt Lake City truck accidents attorney to begin your settlement claim so you can get back to the life you enjoyed before this tragic event.