While the majority of 18-wheeler wrecks happen on highways and interstates, a large number also happen at intersections. Swinging turn accidents are a common type of commercial trucking wreck, especially in areas that were clearly not designed for tractor-trailers and other large trucks.

While these are often lower-speed accidents, they can cause serious injuries and property damage all the same. If you’ve been hurt in one, a Salt Lake City swinging turn truck accident lawyer from Craig Swapp & Associates can help you prove who was at fault and get the compensation you need for your recovery.


What Is a Swinging Turn Accident?

Semi-trucks simply aren’t designed to gracefully make tight turns. When a trucker encounters a turn that won’t be possible to make while staying in one lane, he or she must make a maneuver that’s called a “swinging turn.” During a swinging turn, the semi-truck must swing out into a second lane in order to make the turn.

Accidents occur when truckers either fail to make certain that the second lane is clear or fail to make their intentions clear to other motorists. In particularly busy intersections, this can easily lead to a multiple-vehicle pileup.


Compensation for Your Big Rig Accident

If a swinging turn has left you injured, you’re entitled to financial compensation so that you can make the fullest recovery possible. Your damages are likely to be both financial and non-economic in nature, and the trucker’s insurance company isn’t likely to assist you in valuing your claim.

By working with our office, you can be assured that all of your eligible damages and expenses will be factored into your final compensation amount—including your future losses. While your financial losses are obviously everything that has a dollar amount associated with it, many crash victims overlook their non-economic damages, which represent how their quality of life has been negatively impacted by both the swinging turn crash and their injuries.

These are just a few of the damage types that you might be able to claim in your personal injury claim:

  • Medical expenses for surgeries, therapies, treatments, medication, and equipment
  • Property damage and vehicle repair or replacement
  • Transportation expenses
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of consortium
  • Emotional distress and disfigurement
  • Lost enjoyment of life


Connect with a Salt Lake City Tractor-Trailer Crash Attorney

If you were injured in a swinging turn accident, Craig Swapp & Associates can help you obtain the monetary damages you need to bring your life back to normal. Whether the trucker was at fault or the blame lies with a third driver or anyone else, we can help you build a powerful case that proves your need for compensation.

To find out what your legal options for seeking damages are, schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced truck accident attorneys. We can help you determine how strong your case is and what your next step should be. Just call 1-800-404-9000 or complete the contact form at the bottom of this page.

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