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West Valley City, UT (May 28, 2022) – Utah Highway Patrol Troopers, paramedics, and fire crews were called to the scene of a multi-vehicle involving several passenger vehicles and a tractor-trailer on Saturday, May 28th.

The accident took place at about 6:55 p.m. in the northbound lanes of Interstate 215 in the area of 2100 South in West Valley City. The incident resulted in the closure of several lanes of the interstate.  

Paramedics that were at the scene transferred at least one victim by ambulance to a regional trauma center for immediate medical attention.  

The severity of any injuries has not been made known.

This accident is under investigation.

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

Tractor-Trailer Collisions in Utah

When a vehicle accident caused by negligent behavior causes other people to incur damages, the injured party needs to seek the legal guidance of a tractor-trailer injury lawyer in West Valley City. When one or more individuals are injured through the acts of another, they are entitled to financial compensation for any damages.

In the decade preceding 2022, the overall total of tractor-trailers involved in critical accidents rose by more than 10%; an increase blamed primarily on preventable scenarios such as being too exhausted to safely operate a truck, handling a truck in a hazardous or unsafe manner, unbalanced or oversized payload, and defective parts. Accidents that involve tractor-trailers are also just as vulnerable to the exact same elements that cause automobile accidents, such as drivers who are inebriated, driver error, fatigued driving, equipment defects and failures, and poor or insufficient maintenance.

After being injured in a crash with a tractor-trailer, almost all injured parties will face a long and brutal recovery. This will most likely include painful and strenuous physical therapy along with various operations and expensive, ongoing medical care, all contributing to a never-ending influx of hospital and doctor’s bills as well as other associated losses like missed income due to being out of work.

Many tractor-trailer collision victims are frightened for their future and jump on the first settlement the insurance company offers them without giving a moment’s consideration to their potential future medical costs and, sometimes, without even receiving a full medical diagnosis. This popular mistake forces injured victims to pay the rest of their not-inconsiderable bills out of pocket.

The legal representation of a practiced Utah tractor-trailer accident lawyer who knows how to calculate the expenses you can expect to have in the coming months or years is your best shot at receiving the financial compensation you are entitled to.

If you or a loved one was injured in an accident involving a tractor-trailer, contact our Utah truck accident lawyers at (801) 350-3506 to schedule a no-obligation evaluation of your claim 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.