Truck Accidents in Phoenix Arizona

It is really astonishing to know how common truck accidents are. Annually there are nearly 500,000 trucking accidents reported. Each year, truck accidents attribute to nearly 5,000 deaths and 100,000 injuries.

Trucking accidents are more likely to cause serious injury rather than just simple automobile accidents. This is because these semi-trucks are so much heavier than other vehicles, unfortunately causing more serious injuries or fatalities. Most of the common causes of trucking accidents involve:

 

  • Overloaded trucks

  • Oversized trucks

  • Exhausted or fatigued Truck drivers

  • Poorly trained drivers

  • Bad weather conditions

  • Speeding

  • Aggressive driving behavior

  • Unsafe safety systems

  • Poor condition of the truck

 

Additionally many trucking companies fail to keep their vehicles up-to-date with maintenance and all safety regulations. The trucking industry is regulated by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). This can add complications to your case but our firm has the resources and experience to act as your truck accident lawyers.

When you are involved in a trucking accident, chances are high that you will not be in a position to yourself collect vital information about the accident. The first step you need to take is to get medical treatment. You can dial 911 for emergency help, drive to the emergency room, or see your regular doctor. Once you have received immediate medical care, you need to contact a lawyer review your case and to preserve your rights.

 

In trucking accident cases, it is possible to sue several people or entities that are at fault for causing the trucking accident. This may include the truck driver, the owner of the trucking company, the shipper, or a third party involved like the manufacturer of the truck. A thorough investigation of the accident by our lawyers may be necessary to determine the best course of action.

 

When proceeding with a case with a trucking company, you are going to face a well funded defendant. Most trucking companies hire top level attorneys to try and limit any amount of compensation. Remember that you need experienced lawyers to represent your rights and fight for a fair recovery for your injuries.

Contact our firm now for a complementary evaluation of your case.

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