Tractor Trailer Semi-Truck Accident Injury
Attorney David Morgan Boise, Idaho
Boise & Salt Lake City Trucking Accident Lawyer holding trucking companies accountable
Recent statistics show that tractor trailer semi-truck accidents injure about three million people each year and kill between 4,400 and 6,700 more. Because passenger vehicles must share the roads with massive commercial semi-trucks, passenger vehicle drivers can suffer debilitating injuries in trucking accidents. These Truck Accident Cases require full support from an experienced Trucking Accident Attorney.
The devastation of severe injuries from a tractor-trailer truck accident or the loss of a loved one can become even more difficult when large trucking companies use their power and their lawyers to fight your claim. At the Morgan Law Firm, we understand the full magnitude of pain and frustration our clients experience when an imbalance of power prevents them from obtaining the compensation they need and deserve for their injuries. We have the skills and experience needed to level the playing field — and the dedication and compassion to guide our clients through a challenging legal process.
Semi-truck operations are governed by federal and state regulations
Drivers of semi-tractor-trailers must comply with two sets of regulations. Federal regulations specify the minimum standards truckers must follow nationwide. But when stricter regulations exist in a given state, drivers must comply with those standards while driving within state borders. Of course, the companies that run the commercial operation of semi-trucks must follow federal regulations in addition to those of the state in which they operate.
The detailed federal and state regulations all exist for one purpose — to keep everyone safe who shares the roads with massive commercial vehicles. But to help avoid serious personal injury in Boise, Salt Lake City or anywhere in Idaho or Utah, all drivers need to understand some of the common causes of these often-devastating accidents.
The causes of semi-truck accidents are not always obvious
An experienced trucking accident attorney can often easily identify the causes of most car accidents, frequently the obvious negligence of one or more drivers. While driver error can also cause a semi-truck accident, the complexity of the vehicles and the trucking business can also play a role. The following acts or omissions by semi-truck companies can cause collisions:
- Faulty repairs made on brakes or other vital truck parts
- Failure to provide adequate training to drivers
- Sending trucks out without proper thorough inspections
- Improperly loading trailers so imbalanced loads cause jackknifes or loss of control
- Setting unreasonable deadlines that cause drivers to take dangerous shortcuts
Identifying the true causes of a semi-truck accident requires a trucking accident attorney with a deep understanding of the laws surrounding the industry. Just as importantly, attorneys must have the resources required to conduct complete investigations so that evidence can be thoroughly developed and effective claims can be created for injured clients.
Seek support from a law firm with experience in semi-truck accident claims
The Morgan Law Firm has over a decade of experience and knowledge of Idaho and Utah trucking law, and a network of investigative resources. Our sincere dedication helps our clients avoid additional stress after suffering extensive injuries from semi-truck accidents. It costs nothing to schedule a FREE initial consultation with attorney David L. Morgan. Our team would be pleased to meet with you in your home, your hospital room, in either of our main offices or in one of our conveniently located pilot offices.
We handle all of our cases on a contingency-fee basis. This means you pay no legal fees unless we win a recovery for you. Call Attorney Morgan directly on his cell phones at (208) 789-2098 for Idaho and (801) 623-1911 for Utah or contact us online to learn how we can help.