What should I do if I have been in an accident with a truck?

If you have been hurt in an accident with a tractor-trailer, big rig, or semi in Utah, you may be wondering what your rights are.  Commercial trucks are big vehicles that can cause big injuries when they are involved in an accident.  Fortunately, big vehicles usually come with big insurance policies that typically have much higher policy limits than you or I may have for our car.

Unfortunately, truck accidents usually involve many parties with significant injuries.  Having a lawyer who understands truck accidents will ensure that you are properly represented and not at a disadvantage when your claim is compared to those of other injured parties.

If you have been in an accident in Utah that involves a tractor-trailer, big rig, or semi, it is best to choose an attorney that has significant experience handling personal injury and trucking claims.  An experienced attorney will know all the important tricks to ensure that you are treated fairly.  For example, trucks often have cameras mounted in the cabin that show the road ahead and what was going on at the time of the crash.  Additionally, most trucks have monitoring systems that record vehicle speeds and can determine how long the truck had been on the road.  You may be entitled to request these logs to see if the driver was violating any laws or trucking regulations at the time of your accident.

Do I Need a Lawyer?

Now that you understand how accidents involving tractor trailers, big rigs, and semis are handled in Utah, you may be wondering if you need to hire a lawyer.  It always helps to work with an attorney who is experienced in personal injury.  Many times the insurance companies will try to get away with paying unrepresented parties as little as possible, particularly when larger commercial insurance policies are involved.  Additionally, a good personal injury lawyer knows how to negotiate with healthcare providers so that you can keep as much of your settlement as possible.

If you have been injured in an accident involving a tractor-trailer, big rig, or semi in Utah, and are wondering how you will be able to afford all of your medical expenses, contact one of our experienced personal injury lawyers for a free consultation.  The truck accident lawyers at Hepworth & Associates & Associates can be reached at 801-872-2222.

This article was written by Attorney Jennifer K. Zeleny at Hepworth & Associates and Associates.

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