Echo Junction, UT – One Injured When Auto Transporter Catches Fire On I-80 Near MM 113 

Echo Junction, UT (June 29, 2022) –  North Summit Fire and Park City Fire District were both on the scene when a tractor-trailer hauling cars caught fire on Wednesday, June 29th. 

The incident took place in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 80, in the area of milepost 113. One person was transported for treatment of non-critical injuries. 

The interstate was shut down around Echo Junction to allow officials to investigate the cause of the fire.

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

During the ten years leading up to 2002, the number of commercial trucks involved in serious accidents increased by 10%; an upsurge due primarily to avoidable circumstances like being too tired to drive safely, driving a truck in a dangerous manner, oversized or unbalanced freight, and faulty parts. 

Accidents involving commercial trucks are also predisposed to the same factors that cause car accidents, such as drivers who are intoxicated, driver error, drowsy driving, equipment malfunctions, and insufficient maintenance.

After being injured in a commercial truck, most victims must face an agonizing and lengthy recovery. This might include rigorous and painful physical therapy in addition to numerous surgeries and costly, ongoing medical treatments, all leading to a constantly-growing stack of hospital bills combined with other associated damages like lost income from being unable to work.   

When an accident resulting from negligence leaves others with damages, the injured person ought to seek the legal advice of a commercial truck injury attorney. When one person is injured by the actions of another, the law entitles them to compensation for their damages.

Sadly, most truck crash victims panic and concede to the first settlement they are offered without giving thought to their possible future medical expenses and, oftentimes, without having received their final medical diagnosis. This common mistake leaves victims to cover the not-inconsiderable remaining costs out of pocket.

The Salt Lake City commercial truck crash lawyers at Jardine Law Offices P.C. P. C., work hard to make sure their clients see justice done by doing whatever is necessary to secure the full amount of compensation as supported by their claims. 

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

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