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.

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VIDEO: Michael Burg Interviewed on Ring of Fire TV

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