Truck Accidents

Protecting Victims Of Serious 18-Wheeler Accidents

Because of the size and weight of 18-wheelers, tractor-trailer accidents typically result in serious or fatal injuries to other motorists. These cases also tend to be more complex, requiring extensive knowledge about auto accident reconstruction, transportation engineering, medical terminology and the law. With more than 45 years of combined experience, our Salt Lake City truck accident attorneys at Dalby & Lowrance, LLC, have the substantial skills and determination to help you.

Common Causes Of Catastrophic Tractor-Trailer Crashes

Truck drivers participate in the same hazardous behavior as other motorists, but the catastrophic consequences of careless driving are much greater when big rigs are involved. The tractor-trailer owners, distributors and manufacturers may have contributed to the dangers by cutting corners on vehicle maintenance, promising unrealistic delivery dates or overloading trucks to send more products in each shipment. In addition, drivers are often pushed by their employers to deliver goods on time at the detriment to others.

Some of the most common causes of 18-wheeler accidents include:

  • Sleep deprivation
  • Speeding
  • Switching lanes suddenly
  • Use of alcohol or illegal drugs
  • Texting or talking on the phone while driving
  • Unbalanced or too heavy load
  • Brake failure
  • Tire blowout

Our Utah truck accident lawyers may include multiple culpable parties in your personal injury lawsuit — such as the driver, big rig owner, product distributor, mechanics and auto parts manufacturers.

An Experienced Utah Lawyer Challenging Corporate Giants

Many large corporations have sophisticated risk management divisions primed to minimize exposure to liability. Corporate legal teams typically converge on the scene immediately following a crash to collect evidence, assess damages and develop defense strategies to counter negligence claims. Commonly, companies offer low settlements to the victims in return for releases. We do not accept an offer that is less than what you fully deserve. Our personal injury lawyers challenge the largest corporations and protect your rights throughout the process. With the help of a dedicated investigative team, we build a strong case and pursue the maximum compensation available through arbitration or trial.

Consult A Knowledgeable Accident Lawyer To Get The Help You Need

Speak with an experienced Utah truck accident attorney as soon as possible to ensure the thorough investigation of your case and timely filing of your claim. Call Dalby & Lowrance, LLC, at 801-446-6464 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation. Llame a 801-601-8737 para asistencia en español.