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.

 October 18, 2019

Michael Burg Interviewed By Denver’s Channel 7 About The Dangers Of Vaping

Michael Burg Interviewed By Denver’s Channel 7 About The Dangers Of Vaping Michael Burg, the founding shareholder and a trial attorney with Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, was interviewed by Denver’s Channel 7 on Thursday, October 17th  to discuss the the dangers of vaping. Click here to access Michael Burg’s interview on Denver’s Channel… Read more »

 October 16, 2019

Burg Simpson E-News – October 2019

OCTOBER 2019 E-NEWS GOOD LAWYERS $143 Million Settlement Secured for Victims of the Merrimack Valley Gas Explosions Michael S. Burg and Seth A. Katz have announced that an agreement has been reached between Columbia Gas, its parent company NiSource, Inc., and the lawyers representing multiple groups of plaintiffs in both mass action and class action… Read more »

 October 16, 2019

If You Have Had a Slip and Fall Accident

If You Have Had a Slip and Fall Accident By: Jessica Prochaska- Burg Simpson Shareholder and Personal Injury Trial Lawyer A Colorado slip and fall personal injury claim is filed in civil court and seeks compensation for the victim’s injuries. This type of claim alleges that a property owner failed to address a dangerous or… Read more »

 October 10, 2019

Angela McGraw on the Faculty of The American Board of Trial Advocates

Angela McGraw, Of Counsel with Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, will be a presenter on the faculty of The American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) Masters in Trial® program on Thursday, November 14th. The presenters are members of ABOTA, trial experts, and experienced judges. ABOTA is ​dedicated ​to ​training ​the ​next ​generation ​of ​lawyers ​to ​meet ​the highest ​standards ​of ​professionalism ​and ​advocacy ​in ​the ​practice ​of ​law.  Established in 1958, membership in ABOTA continues to carry considerable prestige among attorneys, judges,… 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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