West Valley City Truck Accident Lawyer
Were you injured in a truck accident in West Valley City that was caused by an automotive defect or the careless driving of a trucker? If you were hurt in a semi-trailer accident caused by a reckless, fatigued, or intoxicated truck driver, or if one of your loved ones was killed in a fatal commercial trucking accident, you are entitled to pursue justice and financial compensation for the expenses and hardships you have suffered.
To learn more about whether you may have a truck accident claim for your injuries or the wrongful death of a spouse or family member in Utah, contact West Valley City truck crash injury lawyer Darwin Overson at (801) 895-3143 for a free legal consultation. Your information will remain confidential.
West Valley City Traffic Accident Statistics
Surpassed only by Salt Lake City, West Valley City was Utah’s second most dangerous city for auto accidents in 2015. That year, a total of 3,906 vehicular accidents took place in West Valley City, ranking West Valley City fourteenth in the state for its high accident rate of nearly 302 accidents per every 10,000 members of the population.
Data was not reported for truck accidents in West Valley City. However, the Utah Department of Public Safety reported 1,715 pickup truck accidents and 263 heavy truck (commercial truck) accidents throughout the state in 2015. The DPS report also found that, along with passenger cars, commercial trucks “had the highest percentages of drowsy driver vehicles in crashes.” A heavy truck was involved in an accident every two hours on Utah’s roads in 2015.
Dangerous Highways in West Valley City
As one of Utah’s most populous cities, West Valley City is heavily built-up with highways and high-speed roads where issues like intoxicated driving, driver distraction, and aggressive driving are common safety issues that increase the risk of an accident occurring. A few examples of potentially dangerous roads in West Valley City include:
- SR-154 (Bangerter Highway)
How Do You Get Injury Compensation from a Trucking Company in Utah?
When a person has been injured in an accident caused by a negligent truck driver, the negligence of a trucking company, or the negligence of a company that manufactures truck parts and equipment, the injury victim may be entitled to compensation. It may be possible to obtain compensation by negotiating a settlement with the trucking company out of court; but if the liable party refuses to offer a reasonable settlement, it may be necessary to go to court and litigate the case in order to protect the plaintiff’s best interests.
If you are represented by truck accident attorney Darwin Overson, you will be kept informed of every development as your claim progresses so that you feel confident about the direction of your case. We will work diligently to negotiate a settlement, but are not afraid to go to court on your behalf if the defendant refuses to admit liability.
Trucking companies and parts manufacturers are typically protected by experienced attorneys of their own, so in order to level the playing field and ensure that your rights to fair compensation will be protected, it is critical for you to be represented by an aggressive personal injury lawyer who knows how to approach your case from a strategic, results-oriented angle. Commercial trucking injury lawyer Darwin Overson has more than 33 years of legal experience, and knows how to effectively counteract the tactics trucking and insurance companies use to avoid paying crash victims what they deserve.
Common Injuries from 18-Wheeler Crashes and Semi-Trailer Accidents
All auto accidents are capable of causing debilitating or fatal injuries. However, the risk of serious injury or death is especially great in commercial trucking accidents, such as 18-wheeler accidents, because of the commercial vehicle’s great size and power relative to passenger vehicles.
Unfortunately, it is very common for the victims of Utah truck accidents to be wrongfully killed or to sustain disabling injuries, with some common examples including:
- Back Injuries
- Broken Bones
- Burn Injuries
- Crush Injuries
- Cuts and Lacerations
- Dislocated Joints
- Facial Injuries
- Hand Injuries
- Hearing Loss
- Internal Bleeding
- Limb Amputation
- Neck Injuries
- Nerve Damage
- Organ Damage
- Scarring and Disfigurement
- Skin Abrasion (“Road Rash”)
- Spinal Cord Injuries (SCI)
- Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI)
- Vision Loss
- Whiplash and Soft Tissue Injuries
West Valley City Truck Accident Attorney for Personal Injury Claims
West Valley City commercial trucking accident attorney Darwin Overson has over 33 years of legal experience fighting for personal injury victims and wrongful death victims who were hurt or killed in 18-wheeler accidents and passenger truck accidents throughout the West Valley City area and other parts of Salt Lake County. Darwin can work to help you obtain maximum accident compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages.
To speak confidentially about your truck accident injury claim in a free legal consultation with Darwin Overson, contact the law offices of Overson Law at (801) 895-3143 as soon as possible.