Utah’s Attorneys for Semi-Truck Injuries
If you’ve been injured by a semi-ruck accident
Our Attorneys Can Help
Semi-trucks present unique problems on the road. Because of their size, any negligence on their part can result in devastating consequences. If you’ve been injured in a semi-truck accident, you should know that you have a higher probability of winning your case. However, it’s important to keep the following on this page in mind.
What are the
Statute of Limitations?
For injuries resulting from a car accident, you have four years from the date of the accident to file your suit (78B-2-307). While this may seem like a lot, the sooner you can start the case, the sooner you can beat the deadlines imposed by the state of Utah. It’s most effective to start your case right after the accident.
Vehicle or Property Damage
For vehicle or property damage resulting from an accident, you have three years from the date of the accident to file a lawsuit (78-2-305).
a no-fault insurance state
Utah is a no-fault insurance state, which means that you have to turn to your insurance company first for compensation (31A-22-309). However, you can pursue legal action outside of a claim to your insurance company if one or more of the following apply to your situation:
Any tired driver is a hazard on the road, but a tired semi-truck driver is especially dangerous given the size of what they’re driving. That’s why there are laws in place. For example, for every 11 hours of driving time a semi-truck driver must take a ten hour break. Negligence due to fatigue is a common cause of semi-truck accidents.
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You are not alone! We are here to guide you through what can seem like a complicated process and explore your options for a semi-truck injury settlement.