Park City Truck Accident Lawyers
Don’t Take on a Commercial Insurer Alone—Ask Our Park City Team to Help
Semi-truck drivers traverse over 1 billion miles on our roads each year as they deliver goods across the country. With all that driving, accidents are going to happen. Anyone involved could suffer lifelong injuries. If you were hit through no fault of your own, you have the right to recover compensation—and we offer the legal support you need as you make your claim.
Because trucks can weigh as much as 30 times more than a car, they cause much more damage than other passenger vehicles might in a collision. Nearly 50% of truck accidents result in injuries, and someone in a car is much more likely to be the one who suffers. In 2019, around 77,000 people were injured by truck accidents on American roads, and 4,500 died. To us, these numbers aren’t abstract: They represent altered lives and grieving families. We want to do whatever we can to help those who are suffering.
For those facing the devastating aftereffects of a collision caused by someone else’s negligence, we can help you pursue justice. Recovering compensation for everything you’ve been through can be essential to getting your life back. Call us for help today.
Complex Legal Questions in Truck Accident Cases
When you make a claim after a truck accident, you’ll be dealing with commercial insurance. Like private insurers, they won’t want to pay you—and this time, you may also have the trucking company doing their best to prove the accident was your fault. Trying to manage your claim and negotiate for fair compensation during your recovery can be stressful. Our team can take that weight off your shoulders and provide insight and guidance during the process as well. We will defend you against unfair accusations of responsibility and vigorously fight for a settlement that meets your needs. Here are some of the complications that might stall your claim unless you have a lawyer to sort them out.
The Driver’s Employment Status
When a company hires someone to operate a vehicle on their behalf, they are accepting liability for that person’s actions while they are on the job. When a driver is negligent, the company can be held responsible for failing to vet them or for not providing a safe environment. However, this rule only applies to full (W-2) employees—and many more truckers are becoming independent contractors. Looking more deeply into the employment relationship between the driver and the trucking company could uncover options for recovery you didn’t know you had.
Fatal accidents involving trucks are overwhelmingly likely to include multiple other vehicles. This means many accident victims and families will be making claims for compensation against the same insurance policy. It also means a driver other than the trucker could hold partial or total fault. Insurers’ disputes regarding liability can delay everyone’s settlements. An attorney can make sure your needs are not forgotten if things get messy.
Faulty Truck Parts
With the number of miles truckers drive each year, their vehicles must be made with dependable parts and maintained regularly. If any errors or oversights are made, a truck may be mid-journey when an important part, like its brakes or tires, fail. The trucker is likely to lose control of their vehicle when this happens, but that doesn’t make them liable. Blame typically rests with a manufacturer or maintenance company.
However, proving a faulty or worn-out part caused an accident is not easy. Dodd & Kuendig has a wide network that includes engineers who can show a jury exactly how a defective part caused the accident that injured you. These suits may end up pitting you against national corporations—and our team will go toe-to-toe with them in our search for justice.
How Can Our Truck Accident Lawyers Help You?
If you are suffering after an accident, especially if there was a catastrophic injury or wrongful death involved, we’re here to help you pursue justice. When the outcome of an accident disrupts your future, it’s important to pursue maximum compensation so you can face whatever comes next. Our attorneys are here to help you do just that.
We know the pain of seeing a loved one injured or killed in a bad accident. Our team takes a compassionate approach to every case—because we understand how personal an accident claim is. It’s your chance to receive much-needed financial support and justice. As a small firm, we take on fewer cases, so we have more time to concentrate on our clients. After all, it’s your ideal outcome we’re after—so we need to know your story.
When you are ready to file your claim, reach out to our team for a free consultation. We want to see how we can help you.