Skilled Truck Accident & Injury Attorneys in Boise, Idaho
At Swenson & Shelley, our Boise semi-truck accident and injury attorneys represent individuals and families throughout Idaho when their lives have been negatively impacted by commercial vehicle collisions caused by negligence.
With over 236,000 residents, Boise relies on truck traffic — including tractor-trailers, delivery trucks, and other large commercial vehicles — to support the economy.
Unfortunately, because Boise is the capital and most populous city in Idaho, with a major interstate, I-84, connecting the city with Portland, Oregon, and Salt Lake City, Utah, truck accident traffic is heavy here, which means crashes are not uncommon.
According to the Idaho Transportation Department (ITD), 2,942 crashes involving commercial vehicles throughout the state resulted in 813 injuries and 38 fatalities last year. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 72% of people killed in large-truck traffic crashes last year were occupants of other vehicles — not the truck’s driver. That translates to tragic news for Idaho residents.
Our dedicated team of personal injury attorneys in Boise takes the pressure off our clients from their first call to our office. Our compassionate lawyers and support staff do more than hear the details of your case during our free consultations. We listen to how your personal injury incident has impacted your daily activities and overall quality of life. Call us today to learn more.
Why Partner with the Truck Accident and Injury Attorneys in Boise, Idaho at Swenson & Shelley?
At Swenson & Shelley, our Boise truck accident and injury attorneys understand the devastating circumstances accident victims face. We allow each client to tell their story during a free consultation and thoroughly focus on their physical and emotional recovery needs while we handle each detail of their case.
We take that essential information and go to work by thoroughly investigating the crash factors to build a compelling case to establish liability for each commercial vehicle accident and injury claims we take in Idaho.
- Conducting a Thorough Truck Accident Investigation
We gather evidence from the accident scene, including photographs, witness statements, police reports, and available surveillance footage. We will analyze the physical evidence, such as skid marks, vehicle damage, and debris, to reconstruct the events leading to the accident.
- Examining the Truck Driver’s Actions
Our skilled truck accident lawyers in Boise will assess the actions of the commercial vehicle driver leading up to the accident, including examining whether the driver was following traffic laws, adhering to speed limits, and driving responsibly. This includes looking into issues like texting while driving, alcohol or drug use, or other distractions. Violations of traffic laws or responsible driving actions can be crucial in establishing driver negligence.
Many commercial vehicles are equipped with event data recorders (EDRs) or “black boxes” that capture data about the vehicle’s speed, braking, and other parameters. We will analyze this data to understand the vehicle’s behavior before the accident.
- Evaluating Commercial Vehicle Regulations
Commercial vehicles are subject to specific regulations imposed by federal and state authorities. We will review compliance with regulations set by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and Idaho state laws. Violations of these regulations, like hours-of-service violations or inadequate vehicle maintenance, may contribute to establishing liability.
Maintenance records for the commercial vehicle are crucial. We will review these records to determine whether the vehicle was maintained correctly and in compliance with safety standards.
- Assessing Employer Liability
If the commercial vehicle driver is an employee, the employer may be liable for the driver’s actions. Our truck accident lawyers in Boise will examine whether the driver acted within the scope of their employment at the time of the accident and include their employer as a liable party in our claim.
- Expert Witnesses
In complex cases, we may consult with accident reconstruction experts, engineers, or other specialists to provide insight into the mechanics of the accident and establish liability.
At Swenson & Shelley, our Boise truck accident and injury attorneys are knowledgeable, compassionate, and adept at helping accident victims throughout Idaho. Every accident is unique and requires customized legal solutions to pursue actual results. No matter how it occurred, you do not have to fight your personal injury battle alone. We can help. Contact us today to learn how.
When the Worst Has Happened, We Fight for What’s Best for You.
Contact Our Skilled Truck Accident & Injury Lawyers in Boise, Idaho For Help Today
We do not charge any fees upfront for our services. Instead, you pay us only if we secure payment for you. That makes getting legal help accessible and allows you to focus on your recovery. Contact us now to learn more.