Annually, there are roughly 140,000 accidents involving large trucks. Most semi-truck accidents and other large commercial trucking accidents are preventable. Truck driver errors, defective products, and trucking company errors all contribute significantly to the number of innocent people who are injured or killed in trucking accidents.
If you or a family member has been injured in a truck accident, contact the experienced Salt Lake City truck accident lawyers at Eisenberg, Cutt, Kendell & Olson Attorneys at Law. Based in Salt Lake City, we handle truck accident litigation throughout Utah. Our goal is to always obtain maximum compensation for our clients to ensure the highest quality of life.
Rules & Regulations
All semi-truck drivers must have a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL). The CDL Manual sets forth the qualifications drivers must satisfy to obtain their commercial license. Powerful federal laws have been enacted that hold commercial truck drivers to a high standard of care. Moreover, states, counties, and municipalities all have motor vehicle statutes and ordinances that regulate driver safety.
If you have been in an accident involving a large truck, it may be impossible for you to determine if the truck driver is negligent. Our attorneys can help.
Common causes of truck and semi-truck accidents include:
- Distracted driver
- Falling asleep at the wheel
- Overloading the truck
- Defective truck parts
- Poor road conditions
How We Can Help You
If retained to handle your case, we will put our in-depth knowledge of the trucking industry and laws to work for you. We know what to look for, including driver fatigue, failure to maintain a safe distance from other vehicles, overloaded trucks, and failure to take note of adverse weather conditions, inattentive or aggressive driving, truck company negligence, and other factors that frequently cause truck accidents. Our strong record of results in truck accident litigation is the result of our experience and deep commitment to the people we serve.
Contact us online or call us today at (801) 901-3470 to speak with one of our knowledgeable truck accident lawyers in Salt Lake City.