Wyoming Personal Injury

Truck Accident – Personal Accident Lawyer – Wyoming

Truck Accidents – Personal Accident Lawyer - Wyoming Burg SimpsonSadly, many people are seriously injured in truck accidents in Wyoming each year, with crashes involving tractor-trailer trucks or 18-wheelers among the most common. In fact, a tractor-trailer truck crashes on Interstate 80 in Wyoming every other day. It’s little wonder the interstate is ranked as the seventh-most dangerous highway in the country. Finally, Wyoming has the highest driver death rate per capita in the nation. If you have been in a motor vehicle accident with a truck driver, the accident injury lawyers at Burg Simpson Wyoming are here to help.

It is not surprising that if you are involved in a collision with a large truck and you are in a passenger vehicle, your chances of suffering serious personal injury or even death are greatly increased. One of the worst truck accidents that can happen is when a tractor-trailer truck and a passenger vehicle collide in an under-ride accident. Because tractor-trailer vehicles sit so much higher on the roadway than passenger vehicles, sometimes a car’s hood and engine compartment can slide underneath the trailer truck – directly striking the car’s occupant compartment. These accidents are particularly dangerous and can cause serious injury, including death. An under-ride accident can occur due to an impact between a car and the front, rear end, or side of a large semi-truck.

Reach out to a personal accident lawyer by calling our office in Wyoming today at 307-527-7891 or by filling out our Free Case Evaluation form if you or a loved one have been seriously injured in an accident with a large tractor-trailer.

There are several factors that can contribute to these tragic accidents, including:

  • Improper maintenance
  • Faulty brakes
  • Overloaded trucks and unbalanced loads
  • Jackknifing
  • Driver fatigue
  • Unrealistic schedules
  • Inclement weather
  • Excessive speed

If you have been seriously injured in a collision with a truck, contact our Wyoming personal injury lawyers by calling Burg Simpson at 307-527-7891.

Filing a Truck Accident Claim in Wyoming

Federal and state regulations dictate the number of hours a truck can be driven in a set amount of time, the amount of rest a driver must obtain during the trip, the type and size of the cargo that can be hauled, maintenance schedules, and extensive record-keeping requirements.

Truck accidents are very different from other motor vehicle accidents. Claims in trucking accident cases often require a review of maintenance records, medical documents, and driving logs and can also involve obtaining testimony from multiple witnesses. Given these complexities, it is always advisable to seek advice from an experienced Wyoming truck accident lawyer. If this has happened to someone in your family, fill out our Free Case Evaluation Form with details of your case right now to speak to a personal injury lawyer in our Cody office or call 307-527-7891.

 August 20, 2019

Colorado and Company Interviews Burg Simpson’s Personal Injury Lawyers

Colorado and Company Interviews Burg Simpson’s Personal Injury Lawyers. Shareholders Peter W. Burg and Stephen J. Burg Discuss What to Do Following a Crash. If you have experienced a vehicle-related injury through the carelessness of another party, you could be eligible for damages for your pain, suffering, and loss. The Denver personal injury lawyers at… Read more »

 August 15, 2019

Burg Simpson Congratulates Our Best Lawyers in America!

Twenty-Seven Burg Simpson Attorneys named as The Best Lawyers in America ® 2020. Four lawyers were named 2020 Best Lawyers “Lawyer of the Year” in Their Practice Areas and Regions Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, P.C., one of America’s foremost plaintiff trial firms, is proud to announce the Best Lawyers in America accolades for… Read more »

 August 5, 2019

Bicycle Crashes: The Blame Game

Bicycle Crashes: The Blame Game By David P. Hersh, Shareholder and Avid Cyclist When it comes to crashes between cyclists and motor vehicles, it is essential to establish who is at fault for causing the accident.  Tort law in America operates on a system of responsibility – those who ride or drive on public ways… Read more »

 August 1, 2019

Michael Burg Discusses the Opioid Epidemic Litigation

Michael Burg Discusses the Opioid Epidemic Litigation. Michael Burg, shareholder and founder of Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, recently appeared on the Ross Kaminski Show on KHOW to discuss the current opioid epidemic, and how the opioid lawsuit is seeking to hold drugmakers accountable for opioid-related addictions, injuries, and deaths. Michael Burg is one… Read more »

VIDEO: Michael Burg Interviewed on Ring of Fire TV

 April 1, 2013

VIDEO: Michael Burg Interviewed on Ring of Fire TV

Burg Simpson’s Michael S. Burg is one of America’s leading lawyers when it comes to representing individuals injured by dangerous and defective medications. In this interview Michael talks to Ring of Fire T.V. host Mike Papantonio about immunity afforded to the makers of generic pharmaceutical drugs and the role of the FDA.

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