Truck Accident Lawyer

Truck accidents are particularly dangerous due to the sheer size of the vehicles.

If you've been involved in an accident that wasn't your fault, you shouldn't be responsible for the medical bills and expenses that follow.

Let our truck accident attorneys at Younker Hyde Macfarlane, PLLC, in Salt Lake City, UT, help secure compensation and make things right.

The Danger of Truck Accidents

Truck accidents are disproportionately severe due to the forces involved. A fully loaded semi truck can weigh up to 80,000 lbs, or 40 tons. Considering the average passenger vehicle weighs approximately one and a half to two tons, it is easy to see how vulnerable passenger vehicle occupants are in any accident involving a large commercial truck. For this reason, Younker Hyde Macfarlane, PLLC aggressively litigates truck accident claims so we can hold negligent parties accountable for their actions and discourage negligent actions from other truck drivers.

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Truck Accidents Have Devastating Effects

In 2021, there were an estimated 531,000 nonfatal crashes involving large trucks or buses. There were 5,340 fatal crashes. According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

What You Can Recover in a Truck Accident Case

Like car accident cases, typical damages in truck accident cases include compensation for:

  • Lost wages
  • Inhibited earning capacity
  • Property damage
  • Medical expenses
  • Reconstructive surgery expenses
  • Pain and suffering

Understanding Punitive Damages

In some cases, you may be able to file for punitive damages. While compensatory damages are rewarded to victims for financial and non-financial losses, punitive damages are rewarded to punish the liable party for gross negligence. Truck drivers have a duty to operate their vehicles safely, ensuring they abide by all applicable State and Federal laws. In the event of a trucking accident, punitive damages may be applicable if the driver did not take reasonable care.

Filing for Wrongful Death After a Fatal Truck Crash

If your loved one sustains injuries in a truck accident and later passes due to these injuries, our Salt Lake City truck accident attorneys can help you file a claim on their behalf. Damages in wrongful death cases can help cover funeral expenses, medical services, loss of income, loss of consortium, and emotional pain and suffering. Let us hold responsible parties accountable for your loss and ease your family's financial burden.

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Younker Hyde Macfarlane, PLLC

Younker Hyde Macfarlane, PLLC

At Younker Hyde Macfarlane, PLLC, our attorneys have decades of combined experience in complex cases. We represent clients in all types of personal injury cases, with a special focus on medical malpractice claims. Our firm is associated with the following professional organizations:

  • Utah Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Salt Lake County Bar Association
  • American Trial Lawyers Association

To schedule an appointment, please contact us online or call (801) 335-6467.

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