Trucks traveling at high speeds can hit with devastating force. When they do, serious injuries or fatalities often occur. After a semi-truck accident, what can you do? How can you ever recover? Where can you turn for help? At Eisenberg, Cutt, Kendell & Olson Attorneys at Law, we help victims of trucking accidents and their families obtain compensation for their losses and suffering. But in a greater sense, we help them rebuild their lives.
For a free consultation with Eisenberg, Cutt, Kendell & Olson Attorneys at Law, call (801) 845-9866 or contact us online.
We serve clients throughout Utah. One of our truck accident lawyers in Salt Lake City can explain your rights and discuss what it will take to get compensation for you.
Understanding Car vs Truck Accidents
Anyone who drives the streets and highways of Utah has likely had a close call with a large commercial truck or a sense of uneasiness when sharing the road with a massive 18-wheel tractor-trailer rig. When a car-truck accident does occur — as you may recently have been painfully or tragically reminded — the damage and costs are often tremendous.
The opponent in a lawsuit arising from a commercial semi-truck accident is likely to be a major insurer or a financially strong trucking company. It’s wise to work with a collaborative team of attorneys and a sound, successful law firm that is up to the challenge of nailing down truck accident causes and proving negligence to a jury.
In 2001, our founding partner Jeffrey D. Eisenberg tried the case of a young boy who suffered brain damage and tragically lost his family in a car-truck collision. A semi-trailer rig gone out of control struck the family’s car, and a Salt Lake County jury found the trucking company liable and awarded over $16 million for our client’s future care, pain and suffering, lost support, and other economic damages. As of late 2009, this remains the largest-ever jury award to an individual in a Utah personal injury case. You can view other significant case successes on our results page.
Within the realm of car-truck accidents alone, these include:
- A settlement exceeding $4 million for a trucking accident victim left with quadriplegia (paralysis due to spinal cord injuries)
- A $1 million settlement for a car-truck accident victim with a traumatic brain injury
Walk-aways from accidents between two or more cars are relatively common. When a large commercial truck is involved in a wreck, the likelihood of catastrophic injuries or a wrongful death increases dramatically. Our truck accident lawyers in Salt Lake City are committed to deploying the most qualified investigators and pursuing every angle on our clients’ behalf.
Call us today at (801) 845-9866 to speak with one of our experienced truck accident attorneys in Salt Lake City.