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Brigham City, UT (May 29, 2022) – On Friday, May 27th, at about 10:00 p.m., the Brigham City Fire Department responded to reports of a traffic accident in the southbound lanes of Interstate 15. 

The accident occurred at mile marker 365, at the junction for State Route 13, and involved tractor-trailers for a moving company transporting the belongings of two separate families and one passenger vehicle.  

Due to the size of the vehicles involved in the incident, additional rescue agencies from Corinne Fire were dispatched and helped for the duration of the incident.  

The force of the impact caused one of the tractor-trailers to overturn and go on fire, which caught not just the contents of the trailer but the oil and fuel that were spilled during the collision. 

One person was transported by paramedics to Brigham Community Hospital in unknown condition. 

Officials from BCF said that accessing the fire was extremely difficult and crews had to cut through the trailer in multiple places.

Fire crews also had to repeatedly extinguish grass fires that were caused by the burning fuel and oil streaming down the overpass.

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

Tractor-Trailer Accidents in Utah

When an accident involving a tractor-trailer is caused by a driver’s negligent behavior and causes other people to sustain damages, the injured victim should seek the legal advice of a commercial truck injury attorney in Utah. When one or more people are harmed due to someone else’s actions, they are eligible to collect compensation for their losses.

In the ten years leading up to 2022, the total number of commercial trucks involved in serious accidents grew by more than 10%; an upsurge blamed largely on avoidable scenarios like being too tired to safely operate a vehicle, operating a commercial truck in an unsafe or perilous fashion, oversized or unbalanced freight, and fault components. Accidents that involve commercial trucks are also just as exposed to the same circumstances that cause automobile collisions, like drivers who are under the influence, driver error, driving while fatigued, defective equipment and equipment failures, and poor or inadequate maintenance.

After being hurt in a collision with a commercial truck, most injured victims will endure a long and grueling recovery. This will quite probably include strenuous and painful physical therapy as well as numerous operations and costly, continuing medical care, all adding to a never-ending inpouring of doctor and hospital bills along with other associated damages such as lost earnings caused by being physically unable to return to work. 

Most commercial truck crash victims are, understandably, scared for their future and the future of those who depend on them, and, as a result, they agree to accept the very first settlement the insurance company offers them without understanding their possible future medical expenses and, sometimes, without having been fully diagnosed by a doctor. This common error will leave injured victims on the hook for the remainder of their not-inconsiderable medical bills.  

The legal advocation of a skilled Utah commercial truck crash attorney who understands how to figure out the expenses you should anticipate in the months or years to come is your best chance at collecting the financial compensation you deserve.

If you sustained injuries during a collision involving a tractor-trailer, contact our Utah tractor-trailer accident lawyers at (801) 350-3506 to schedule a complimentary case review 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.