Iowa Truck Accident Attorneys

When your vehicle collides with an 80,000 pound semi-truck, devastating damage and injury can follow. If you have been injured in a tractor-trailer accident where you are not at fault, the law is on your side to compensate you for your losses. With an experienced Iowa truck accident attorney, you can be sure you are getting paid all that you are entitled to for your losses.

Iowa Law and 18-Wheelers

Because of the danger trucks can pose on roadways, Iowa has a set of laws trucks must follow to keep others safe. Depending on the truck involved in your accident, federal or state law will apply. Your attorney will be able to determine exactly what regulations apply and which laws were not followed in your case.

These regulations concern different issues including:

  • A driver’s schedule and how many hours can be driven in any day or week. Regulations also mandate how many breaks a driver must take.
  • Maintenance and repair schedule.
  • Inspection and licensing requirements.
  • Speed limits.
  • Amount of cargo that can be carried.

What Causes Certain Types of Truck Accidents?

  • Rollover accidents are the most common accident for semi-trucks. These are likely to occur if the driver is over-correcting his or her steering or on turns when the truck is speeding. Rollovers can also happen if weather conditions are windy and the truck is not carrying a load.
  • Rear-end collisions happen when:
    • The driver is being inattentive, perhaps because he or she is driving above the maximum hour limit.
    • The brakes malfunction.
    • The tractor-trailer is speeding.
    • Slick or wet roadways.
  • Jackknife accidents take place when the brakes on a truck give out.

If You Have Been in a Truck Accident, Follow These Steps

  • Always put your health first. Be cautious, and go to the doctor if you are hurt. Do not assume an injury will get better on its own. Keep in mind some injuries appear days or weeks after the accident.
  • Do not admit fault to anyone. When speaking to the police, only talk in facts.
  • Create a record by photographing and videoing the accident scene, damage to cars, and your injuries. Also, write down what you remember about the accident as soon as possible.
  • Get a consultation with an attorney who focuses on truck accidents.

Thinking About Whether Hiring a Lawyer Is Right for You?

If you or a loved one has been in a car accident, you may be considering getting an experienced attorney to guide your claim. Even if the settlement you are offered seems reasonable, most non-attorneys do not know what their case is worth.

Meeting with a skilled Iowa truck accident attorney listed on this website is free. After your initial consultation, the attorney will give you his or her evaluation of the case. If the attorney thinks your case has merit, you still will not have to pay the attorney. Our Iowa truck accident attorneys work on a contingency fee basis. They do not get paid until you recover.


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Truck accident cases can be substantially more complicated and can require significantly more resources than other types of motor vehicle accident or personal injury cases. You always want to make sure that any attorney you hire has successfully handled cases that specifically involve large commercial trucks and the trucking industry. Your attorney should have a thorough understanding of trucking industry standards, FMCSA regulations, and truck accident reconstruction methods. At USTA, we focus specifically on truck accident cases and you can rest assured that we have the experience needed to successfully handle your case.




With their legal teams and insurance companies, trucking companies are known for fighting against liability whenever possible. They will often try to strong-arm injured individuals into accepting inadequate settlements by intimidating them with the idea of trial and the resources involved in litigation. Unfortunately, too many attorneys recommend settling cases too early in the process to avoid any further litigation. You need an attorney on your side who is not intimidated by trucking companies and who has the resources and willingness to take your case as far as necessary to obtain the full settlement or award you deserve. The attorneys at USTA will not back down and will do what is needed to fully protect your rights as a truck accident victim.




n order to best know if an attorney is the right one for you, you should meet with them in person or schedule a phone consultation. A positive attorney-client relationship is critical in a successful truck accident case so you should always ensure that you get a good feeling from an attorney before you decide to hire them. You want to stay apprised of new developments in your case and ensure your attorney is not too busy to address your questions or concerns as they arise. At USTA, we provide personalized and committed representation and invite anyone who believes they may have a truck accident claim to call and schedule a free consultation today.