Phoenix Truck Accident Attorneys
The Arizona Department of Transportation published 2012 crash data relating to motor vehicle collisions by vehicle type and truck accidents comprised approximately one-fifth of the total number with 43,544 crashes that year. Pickup trucks alone were responsible for 202 fatal crashes, while tractor-trailer truck caused 571 instances of accidents resulting in injury.
If you or someone you love was injured in a truck accident in Phoenix, you may be eligible for compensation because of the pain and anguish you endured as a result of the crash. The skilled and compassionate legal team of Phillips Law Group believes that the victims of these incidents deserve to have their rights defended in court, which is why we will always fight for the MAXIMUM amount of compensation due to our clients.
To find out how we can help, simply fill out the Free Case Evaluation form located on the right side of this page. There is no obligation to proceed and the details of your case always remain completely confidential the review is always 100% FREE.
Causes of Trucking Accidents
With some weighing up to 80,000 pounds, it is no wonder accidents involving trucks can be serious and life-threatening events. Their awkward shape and inability to maneuver easily in traffic make them a huge risk factor on Phoenix roads.
Some common causes of trucking accidents include:
- Airbrake failure
- Blind spots
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol (DUI)
- Failure to obey traffic signs and signals
- Fatigued driving
- Improper vehicle maintenance
- Inexperienced drivers
- Poorly trained drivers
- Reckless driving
- Tire blowouts
- Too-wide load
- Unsecured load
- to name a few.
Because many truck drivers have tight deadlines to meet for deliveries, they will oftentimes travel hundreds of miles without any breaks or rest, which can significantly impact their ability to stay focused on the road. Fatigued driving has been shown to create the same effects as driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Vehicle maintenance is also an important aspect of a trucks level of safety on the road, and if drivers skip routine inspections or slack on general preventative safety measures they are running the risk of harming themselves and other drivers on Phoenix roads.
Truck Accident Injuries
Typically, any time a truck is involved in a crash with another vehicle, the smaller of the two will sustain the most property damage and physical injury to vehicle occupants. In most cases, commercial trucks are going to cause a severe amount of harm to passenger vehicles, and the injuries that occupants sustain can range from minor to life altering.
Examples of typical truck collision injuries are:
- Airbag injuries
- Back and neck trauma
- Cracked jaw
- Crushed vertebrae
- Facial disfigurement
- Fractured bones
- Head injuries
- Internal injuries
- Seatbelt injuries
- Spinal Cord Injury (SCI)
- Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
- Wrist injury
- Wrongful death
- and many others
In many situations, truck crashes are the result of driver negligence. If you believe your truck accident was caused by the reckless actions of another driver, contact a Phoenix truck accident attorney today for a review of your case and legal guidance on how best to pursue a personal injury claim against the negligent party.
Contacting Our Phoenix Truck Accident Attorneys
If you or loved one has been involved in a crash because of a negligent truck driver, the victim may be entitled to compensation. An experienced truck accident attorney can help you determine if you are eligible to make a claim against the negligent party who caused the collision.
At Phillips Law Group we are determined to help injury victims fight for their right to fair and just compensation. For years we have provided comprehensive legal counsel to those in the Phoenix, Arizona area and we are also proud to represent those affected by a collision in the surrounding Phoenix area including:
- Lake Havasu City
- and many more surrounding towns and cities.
To find out how we may be able to help you with your claim, contact us at (800) 706-3000. One of the competent members of our intake staff will connect you with one of our lawyers best suited in handling your claim after a few preliminary questions. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to take your call.
If you would prefer to contact us online, simply fill out the FREE CASE REVIEW form located at the top right hand corner of this page.