Armored Truck Accidents
Each year, thousands of truck accidents occur on Arizonas streets and highways. One of the most dangerous types of trucks accidents to be involved in is an armored truck accident. Armored trucks are used to transport valuables such as money and jewelry. These vehicles are designed to resist robbery attempts. However, the vehicle design also makes them very dangerous when they are involved in a multi-vehicle collision.
If you were injured in an armored truck accident at no fault of your own, you may have grounds for legal action. Contact an attorney at Phillips Law Group to explore your legal options.
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Common Injuries in Armored Truck Collisions
An armored truck can weigh up to 55,000 pounds. While your average passenger vehicle weighs around 4,000 pounds, this means that an armored truck weighs 14 times more than your typical car on the road. When these two types of vehicles are involved in a crash, it often results in extensive property damage and serious injuries.
Some injuries that are commonly seen in armored truck accidents are listed below:
- Bone fractures
- Head injuries
- Brain injuries
- Back and neck injuries
- Internal injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
The attorneys at Phillips Law Group urge accident victims to seek medical attention after an armored truck collision. At times, injury symptoms will not appear until a few days after a crash. Depending on the type of injury that was sustained, life-threatening complications can develop if the injury goes untreated.
Liability for Armored Truck Accidents
Corporations and organizations usually own armored vehicles; they are responsible for hiring the drivers that operate the trucks. If an armored vehicle is the at-fault party in a collision, the organization that owns the truck may be held responsible for accident.
The company can also be held accountable for the crash, if they negligently employed the driver. If the company knew the armored truck driver had a history of reckless driving prior to employment, then they may be named as a defendant in the lawsuit.
In addition, the corporations are responsible for keeping the trucks in good working condition. Armored truck, like other commercial vehicles need regular maintenance and inspection to make sure the auto parts are not malfunctioning. The regular inspections are crucial since armored truck accidents often result in bodily harm and massive property damage. The force of the impact can leave passenger vehicle occupants with serious and sometimes fatal injuries.
If you or a family member has suffered an injury in armored truck crash, contact Phillips Law Group today.
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Arizona Truck Accidents
In 2011, nearly 50,000 people were injured in vehicle crashes in Arizona, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation. Vehicle crashes, especially armored truck accidents can have life-altering effects on injury victims. If you or a loved one was injured in an armored truck accident, you may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost wages, ambulatory services and property damage.
At Phillips Law Group, we offer free case evaluations to all injury victims. During your case evaluation, an attorney will review the facts surrounding the accident and advise you on the best legal remedy to pursue.
To begin exploring your legal options, fill out the contact form on this page.