Causes Of Truck Accidents

Accidents involving 18-wheelers, semi trucks and tractor-trailers inflict immense damage and result in devastating injuries. One of the most complex aspects of handling personal injury claims arising from truck accidents is determining the cause.

With more than 45 years of personal injury experience in Salt Lake City and surrounding communities of Utah, we have extensive knowledge of accident reconstruction, transportation engineering and medical terminology necessary to obtain results for our injured clients.

Put our skill and experience on your side. Call toll free 801-446-6464 for a free consultation with our Salt Lake City trucking accident lawyers.

Common Causes Of Catastrophic Truck Crashes

Truck accidents can happen for many reasons, many of which stem from the expectations that are placed on drivers by trucking companies, resulting in drowsy truck drivers, aggressive drivers and improperly loaded cargo. Some accidents are the direct result of trucking company negligence, due to hiring unqualified drivers or inadequate maintenance of trucks and trailers.

Other common causes of trucking accidents include:

  • Speeding
  • Distracted driving
  • Switching lanes suddenly
  • Alcohol or drug use
  • Brake failure
  • Tire blowout
  • Dangerous road conditions

Once we identify who is at fault, we will pursue compensation from all available sources, including the insurance policies covering drivers, big rig owners, product distributors, mechanics and auto parts companies.

We will challenge the largest corporations in order to level the playing field and protect your rights. With the help of a dedicated investigative team, we build a strong case and pursue the maximum compensation available through arbitration or trial.

Maximizing Your Compensation

To learn how we can maximize your compensation for truck accident-related injuries, contact us today for a free consultation with an attorney.