Truck accidents are fairly common in Wyoming, particularly on Interstate 80, one of the nation’s busiest routes for trucks. Both State and Federal laws apply to commercial vehicle drivers in Wyoming. These laws cover things like commercial driver’s license requirements, permit requirements, vehicle maintenance, weight restrictions, and other important issues. The Wyoming Department of Transportation Motor Carrier Rules can be found here.
There are many different kinds of truck accidents, each with the potential of causing serious personal injury or significant damage to your vehicle. Poor maintenance can cause a truck to suddenly malfunction. Improper tire pressure can result in tires exploding. A sudden brake can cause a truck to jackknife. Failure to notice a passenger vehicle in a blind spot can result in a collision in the event of a lane change. Overloaded trailers can become detached and hit other vehicles on the road. The list goes on and on.
There are many things that could potentially cause a truck accident in Wyoming. For example, a deer could suddenly dart in front of a moving truck causing it to swerve and hit another vehicle, or a sudden gust of wind could topple a semi-truck over. As a truck accident victim, the important thing to understand is that in order to recover, you must be able to show that your accident was caused by negligence. Some of the more common forms of negligence that often result in serious car accidents include:
After an accident, it is important to take certain steps to protect your legal right to recover compensation for your losses, including the following:
If you have been involved in an auto accident with a big rig or other large commercial truck in Wyoming, you seek out an attorney with experience in dealing with truck accidents. Truck accidents are not the same as “regular” auto-accidents and require special attention. State and federal laws can be implicated. The accident can involve multiple parties, as noted above. Finally, there can be jurisdictional issues, as many truck drivers operate in interstate commerce. Only an experienced truck accident attorney will be able to best assess the accident and obtain maximum relief for their clients. To speak with an experienced Wyoming truck accident attorney, call our office today.
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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.GET STARTED
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.GET STARTED