truck traffic on highways such as Interstate 80 and Interstate 90 and around
cities such as Cheyenne, Casper and Laramie remains a daily hazard for
commuters. Nearly 1,000 fatal and non-fatal accidents involving commercial
vehicles occur on Wyoming's roadways every year, leaving hundreds of residents
injured or dead. If you or a family member is suffering following an accident
with a tractor-trailer, charter bus or other commercial vehicle, make certain
you are represented by attorneys who fully understand the often-complicated
process of truck accident litigation. Add Michael to your team of local
attorneys and partner with a lawyer who vows to fight to help you receive the
maximum settlement amount from a negligent truck driver or trucking company.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (Title 49, Parts 350-399) govern all vehicles engaged in interstate traffic.
There are some situations where a tractor-trailer or other commercial motor vehicle is involved in only intrastate travel. For example, an appliance store in Cheyenne may own a truck that only makes in-state deliveries.
The Wyoming Department of Public Safety has adopted Title 49, Parts 382, 383, 384, 390, 391, 392, 393, 394, 395, 396, 397, 398, and 399 of the federal regulations.
For an overview of laws that affect trucks operating only in Wyoming, visit our Wyoming Trucking Laws page.
Your truck accident case may be larger than you think. My experience often enables me to maximize awards, well beyond what the co-counsel originally expected. My book Litigating Truck Accident Cases, published by West Publishing, is considered the definitive work on handling truck accident cases. Contact me if you are seeking co-counsel on your case.
Fatal Truck Accidents: 28 per year
Non-Fatal Truck Accidents: 905 per year
Accident Locales: 79%(Rural), 21%(Urban)
Carrier Fact: 71% of Wyoming's truck accidents involve carriers whose principle place of business is not Wyoming.
In 76% of Wyoming's truck accidents, weather conditions were NOT a factor.
Interstate 25: Running north/south from Las Cruces, New Mexico to Buffalo, Wyoming, I-25 travels 301 miles within Wyoming passing through Casper and Cheyenne.
Interstate 80: America's second-largest highway at 2,905 miles, I-80 crosses the country from San Francisco to Teaneck, New Jersey. The 403 miles of I-80 in Wyoming territory pass through Cheyenne.
Interstate 90: Narrowly beating out I-80 (see above) as America's longest highway at 3,100 miles, I-90 spans the distance from Seattle to Boston. The 207 miles of I-90 contained within Wyoming pass by Buffalo, Gillette and Sheridan.