Truck Accidents May Have Many Causes
When most people think about truck accidents, they think about accidents in which a tractor-trailer or other large commercial vehicle crashes into a smaller passenger car or pickup truck. While crashes of this type, whether due to speed, recklessness or drunk driving, are indeed very common, truck accidents are sometimes the result of overloading or the failure to secure loads properly.
When truck accidents occur they can be devastating. Imagine a load of freight, or other heavy object, coming off of a truck at seventy miles per hour. The results of an overloaded truck and/or unsecured load can cause debilitating and life-long injuries. Additionally, professional trucking companies have a duty to all of us on the public streets to secure their loads and ensure that their trucks are not overloaded.
At the law firm of Kristopher K. Greenwood & Associates, our attorneys have years of experience helping the residents of Salt Lake area and the Wasatch Front pursue compensation for injuries they sustained in accidents involving tractor-trailers. We also closely examine all trucking cases, including overloaded trucks and unsecured loads. If you, or someone you love, has suffered injuries due to a truck accident in Utah, we can help you too. Give us a call today.
Truck Drivers And Trucking Companies Have A Responsibility To The Public
Commercial vehicles, including tractor-trailers and tankers, must abide by not only state laws but also federal laws. These laws are in place to ensure the protection of the driver of the truck and the drivers operating vehicles around the truck.
Part of the federal laws that apply to tractor-trailers concerns the maximum amount of cargo a truck can carry and how that cargo must be secured prior to transport. When truck drivers or trucking companies fail to follow the law and choose to overload or inadequately secure their loads, they become liable for accidents resulting from those choices.
Representation For Victims Of Truck Accidents
The lawyers at Kristopher K. Greenwood & Associates understand that the aftermath of a truck accident should be a time for an injured victim to focus on his or her recovery instead of on a lawsuit. For that reason, we handle everything from the initial insurance claim to the pursuit of personal injury compensation, allowing our client to focus on getting better and moving forward.
We Can Provide The Support You Need After An Accident
By calling (801) 475-8800 or emailing our law firm, with offices in Ogden, lehi and Salt Lake City you can schedule a free initial consultation. During your consultation, you can sit down with one of our experienced attorneys, explain your situation and get the answers you need.