Semi Truck Accidents in Utah: An Attorney's Perspective
Given the size and weight of a semi truck, when accidents happen, semi trucks do serious damage to whatever they strike. The injuries sustained in truck accidents are generally much more severe than those involving car-on-car accidents. Statistically, an accident involving a semi truck is far more likely to result in the death of a passenger of the other car. Severe injuries to the neck, spinal cord, internal organs, brain damage and other life-threatening injuries often result.
Proving Negligence in the Utah Semi Truck Accident Case
To succeed in a truck accident case, fault must be established. Excessive speed is often a factor in trucking accident cases. Particularly excessive speed in poor weather or other adverse conditions.
In addition, driver fatigue is also a cause of many semi-trailer truck accidents in Utah. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) regulates the trucking industry in the United States. The FMCSA has promulgated regulations to facilitate safe driving practices. These include hours of service (HOS) regulations which limit how long a driver should drive in certain periods of time. Drivers are required to keep logs of their driving. Drivers sometimes claim to be compliant with the hours of service requirements, but their GPS data, receipts for meals and fuel, cell phone data, and other evidence can show that they necessarily drove too long and too fast.
Poor driver experience, training, and supervision is also a factor in many Utah big rig accidents. In litigating these types of cases, we obtain personnel files, training files, company policies, and other evidence to determine if the driver was properly supervised and trained.
Finding an Experienced Utah Injury Attorney
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in a semi truck accident in Utah, it's important you find a skilled attorney as soon as possible to present your case. Please call Jared Faerber at The Faerber Law Firm, PC (801) 438-1099 immediately to discuss your case for free.