Bountiful Truck Accident Attorney
Large trucks are common on the roads in Utah. We share the roads with big rigs because we rely on large trucks as an effective means of transporting goods across the United States. However, it is also dangerous for passenger vehicles, pedestrians, bicyclists, and others on the road. Large truck accidents kill and injure thousands of people each year.
The Bountiful truck accident attorneys of Feller & Wendt, LLC represent victims of large truck accidents. We also represent families whose loved ones died in truck crashes. Our lawyers fight to ensure that victims of truck accidents receive the compensation they deserve.
Truck Accidents Cause Catastrophic Injuries
Trucks can weigh as much as 80,000 pounds, which can easily crush a passenger vehicle. In many cases, the large truck crushes a passenger vehicle between objects or rolls over the vehicle. Also, truck accidents often cause fires and explosions, which increase the risk of death and catastrophic injuries.
Many truck accident victims sustain permanent impairments and disabilities, if they survive their injuries. Common truck accident injuries include:
- Amputations and Loss of Limbs
- Spinal Cord Injuries and Paralysis
- Traumatic Brain Injuries
- Internal Organ Failure
- Severe Burns and Disfigurement
- Multiple Fractures and Broken Bones
Because of the severity of the injuries in truck accidents, many victims incur substantial financial losses. Medical treatment can be costly. Victims may also lose a considerable amount of income while they are recovering from their injuries. For some victims, injuries may prevent them from returning to work.
Our Bountiful truck accident attorneys work diligently to get you the compensation that you are entitled to receive. We begin with a thorough investigation into the cause of the truck accident to identify the responsible parties.
Who Is Responsible for a Truck Accident?
Truck accidents occur for many reasons. There could be several factors that contribute to the cause of a truck crash. Some of the parties who might be liable for a truck accident claim include:
- Truck Drivers
- Trucking Companies
- Other Motorists
- Shippers and Loaders
- Truck and Part Manufacturers
- Repair and Maintenance Shops
- Government Entities
Several parties may be liable in a truck accident case. In many cases, the truck driver’s actions may have led to the cause of the truck crash. However, the trucking company may also share responsibility for a truck accident.
For instance, a driver may have fallen asleep at the wheel of the truck, which led to an accident. If the trucking company forced the driver to operate the vehicle above hours of service restrictions, the trucking company could also be liable for damages. Identifying each party that could be liable for your injuries increases the chance that you might recover full compensation for your injuries, damages, and losses.
Do You Need a Bountiful Truck Accident Lawyer?
Yes, you do need an attorney to help you with a truck accident claim. Complicated trucking regulations and laws could impact your case. Furthermore, you are going up against a large corporation and an insurance company with vast resources. You need an experienced Bountiful personal injury lawyer who has the skills, resources, and experience to battle these companies for fair treatment of your claim.
Many truck accident claims can be settled through extensive negotiations or mediation. However, you may need to file a personal injury lawsuit to force the insurance provider and other parties to pay fair compensation for your claim. Having our Bountiful truck accident attorneys working on your case from the beginning benefits you. We treat all truck accident claims as if we are preparing for court. Therefore, we are ready for any steps we need to take to protect your best interests.
Contact Our Bountiful Truck Accident Lawyers for More Information
At Feller & Wendt, LLC, we treat your case as seriously as we would handle a truck accident case for our family members. Our lawyers and legal staff take all steps necessary to give you the best chance of a positive outcome in your case. Our goal is to get you the maximum value for your truck accident claim, given the facts in your case.
Call (801) 499-5060 now for a free consultation with a truck accident attorney in Bountiful, Utah.