Every 16 minutes someone is injured or killed in a U.S. truck accident. Nearly 13 percent of traffic-related deaths and 4 percent of automobile accidents with injuries involve tractor-trailers, 18-wheelers, semi-trucks and big rigs.
Trucking-related accidents are usually attributed to a variety of factors, including driver error, stress and fatigue, intoxication or substandard brakes and tires. All those causes point out carelessness on the part of the 18-wheeler driver or trucking company. Those individuals and their loved ones are left to face a life-changing catastrophe, while the trucker typically escapes with mild injuries.
Our law firm in St. George, Utah does not only work on cases involving car accidents in St. George, we will work to make those responsible for the semi-truck accident accountable for their negligent and/or dangerous driving.
Trucks are larger and heavier than other vehicles on the road, which explains why 77 percent of those injured and 86 percent of individuals killed in large truck crashes are the drivers or passengers of smaller sized automobiles, including cars, SUVs and motorcycles.
McMullin Injury Law, PLLC has the legal experience you will need in order to defend your rights and interests in tractor-trailer accidents. If you have been injured through the actions of a reckless truck driver or a careless trucking company, call us today at 435-673-9990, or use our hassle-free online form by clicking here.
The majority of tractor-trailer accidents occur on the Interstate, which means there can be Utah and federal trucking laws that will need to be addressed. Using our legal knowledge and experience, McMullin Injury Law, PLLC represents victims of semi-truck wreck cases, including those relating to speeding and reckless or aggressive driving. Driver or company negligence can be responsible for a load causing injury or damage by not securing it properly. In some cases, improper maintenance or failure to properly inspect the vehicle can lead to injury, loss or even death. Trucking businesses can be held responsible for the hazards that trucks bring to the road. If the trucking company does not examine the truck or fails to do so properly, and sends that truck out on the road knowing the truck is probably not safe to other individuals, then that trucking business will be held accountable for the damages and injuries that the truck brings about during the road.
We are Southern Utah tractor-trailer lawyers and we provide you with a free consultation to determine what is the best course of action in your case. We do not collect any fees for our services unless of course we represent you in your case and win. Our knowledge and experience will be on your side. We will help get you the compensation you deserve. Make sure you call our truck accident attorney today for a free consultation at 435-673-9990.
If you or your loved ones have been injured in a Utah tractor-trailer accident, you need our help now. You should seek legal representation, before you speak with the at-fault driver's insurance company and absolutely before you consider any settlements. If you have already been harmed in an accident involving a large truck or 18 wheeler McMullin Injury Law of St. George will advocate for your rights.
It is not uncommon that shortly after an accident involving a semi-truck, the trucking companies will send a representative to the scene of the accident. They usually will try and contact accident victims right after the event and discuss the accident and in some cases try and get them to settle right then. This is when you’re the most vulnerable. This is why you really need legal representation before they call, so you are given the fair compensation you deserve. It is not uncommon for auto accidents involving tractor-trailer trucks to have devastating outcomes. Due to their large size and freight loads, even a fairly ‘minor’ incident may result in serious injury or death.
In most cases, it is carelessness that is the cause. Negligence equates to reimbursement for suffering individuals in a court of law. Truck accident cases offer a unique set of concerns including issues with the truck company itself, their insurance company, and attorneys representing the truck company. Should you, or a family member, have already been wounded in a collision with a tractor-trailer – you need our experienced truck accident attorneys.
If you or your family member was injured in an accident involving a tractor-trailer, find out about your rights by simply getting in touch with our attorneys for a FREE consultation! Call now at 435-673-9990.