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Beaver, UT (May 12, 2022) – An accident involving an 18-wheeler left the truck lying on its passenger side blocking multiple lanes of Interstate 15 in Beaver County on Wednesday, May 11th.  

Troopers with the Utah Highway Patrol said the crash took place at about 6:30 a.m. in the northbound lanes of the interstate in the area of mile marker 105, three miles outside of Beaver. 

An eyewitness to the accident indicated that one person was taken away in an ambulance. Their condition and whether or not there were any other victims is unknown at this time.  

The area was closed down for more than two hours as emergency responders and police performed preliminary duties and an investigation.

Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family at this time. We hope for their full recovery.

Trucking Accidents in Utah

When an accident with an 18-wheeler is caused by negligence and leaves those involved with injuries, the victim needs the pragmatic legal guidance of a trucking accident lawyer in Beaver. When an individual is injured due to the action or inaction of another, Utah personal injury law makes it possible for them to recover financial compensation for their losses.

In the decade preceding 2002, the number of 18-wheelers that were involved in severe injury collisions rose by more than 10%; an increase due in no small part to preventable circumstances such as being overly tired and unable to drive safely, operating an 18-wheeler in an unsafe fashion, an unbalanced or oversized payload, and defective truck parts. 

Collisions that involve 18-wheelers are also vulnerable to the very same elements from which accidents involving smaller vehicles arise, such as driver error, drivers who are under the influence, driving while fatigued, equipment failures, and improper maintenance and defective of dangerous parts.

After being struck by an 18-wheeler, many victims must cope with a lengthy and agonizing recovery. This will likely include painful and rigorous physiotherapy along with multiple operations and continuing medical treatments with exorbitant price tags feeding an ever-growing mountain of medical bills combined with various other associated losses such as lost wages due to not being physically able to work.

Regrettably, many victims of trucking collisions are overwrought and jump at the first offer of a settlement without giving due consideration to what their medical future may hold and, often, without all of their injuries having been properly diagnosed. This mistake, made by a lot of victims, leaves them to cover any and all remaining expenses on their own.

The attentive representation of a practiced 18-wheeler injury lawyer in Utah who can calculate the expenses you can expect to see over the next few years is your best bet at receiving the financial compensation you are entitled to.

The trucking accident lawyers at Jardine Law Offices P. C. in Salt Lake City work hard to make certain that their clients see justice by doing whatever it takes to secure the maximum amount of recovery as supported by their claims. 

If you were hurt in a crash with an 18-wheeler, contact our Utah trucking collision attorneys at (801) 350-3506 to schedule a free claim evaluation and find out how we can help you.

Notes: The details and information utilized to create this post were gathered through the use of secondary sources. The details surrounding this accident have not been independently verified by the writing staff at Jardine Law Offices. These sources include but are not limited to newspaper stories, local news sources, local and state police reports, and eyewitness accounts about serious accidents that take place in Farmington and Salt Lake City, Utah. If you locate any information that is inaccurate, please contact us right away so that we can update the post with the most accurate information available. If you would like the post to be removed, please let us know and we will remove it as soon as possible. 

Disclaimers: The attorneys at Jardine Law Offices have worked hard through the years to build a solid business reputation in the community. We write about these serious incidents to bring awareness about the dangers associated with driving in hopes that our fellow community members will use an abundance of caution when operating a motor vehicle and avoid being involved in a serious accident themselves. This story is not intended to be a solicitation for business. The information provided in this post should not be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. The photos used in this post are not taken from the scene of this accident.