Posted on behalf of Phillips Law Group on Sep 28, 2010 in Auto Accidents
Arizona is a state that's been growing for years, and that fact coupled with its proximity to California and the port cities of the west means that commercial trucks can dominate the roads in the state at any given time. While commerce being done is always a good thing, the high number of commercial trucks on the roads unfortunately means that a high number of Arizona commercial trucking accidents occur. Below you'll find an overview of this issue, but if you or someone you love has been harmed in this type of collision, seek the help of experienced Phoenix trucking accident lawyers as soon as possible.
When commercial trucks are involved in collisions, they almost always leave behind a wake of utter destruction. These vehicles weigh as much as 80,000 pounds and can move with as much speed as smaller sedans, which means that the force generated on impacts can be as destructive as almost any force that exists in nature. As a result, there are a large number of injuries that occur as a result of these collisions in Arizona every year. On an annual basis, there are almost 2,000 Arizona commercial trucking accidents that lead to at least one injury, and there are almost 100 fatal Arizona commercial trucking accidents that take place every year.
When an Arizona commercial trucking accident occurs, attempts to enforce the legal rights of those who have been injured can become complicated for several reasons. The first challenge that arises involves the discovery process, where evidence is gathered and exchanged before a trial. There are countless federal trucking regulations that could apply to any accident situation, and one needs to understand these regulations and find out if any were broken in an attempt to hold the trucking company liable. Beyond discovery, there is also the prospect of taking on a corporate entity and as a result a team of highly skilled defense attorneys.
Simply put, those who have been harmed in this sort of situation need to focus on their recovery instead of attempting to take on a legal matter without the necessary experience and knowledge. If this includes you or someone you love, contact a Phoenix personal injury attorney at Phillips Law Group today to schedule a free initial consultation.
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