According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), over 4,3000 large trucks were involved in fatal crashes in 2015. Truck accidents are often deadlier and cause more catastrophic and serious injuries than car accidents. The height, weight, and size of 18-wheelers, semis, and other tractor-trailer combinations mean that cars are no match for a truck if a crash occurs. Trucks are also much harder to control than other vehicles which is why drivers of many types of large trucks are required to have a commercial driver’s license.
Truck drivers and trucking companies are also required to comply with FMCSA traffic laws. These laws require regular inspections, that the trucks meet certain safety standards, and that the hours drivers can operate their trucks be limited. At Amar Esq. PLLC, our Arizona truck accident lawyer understands how dangerous and deadly truck accidents can be. We work with investigators and other professionals to determine how the accident happened. We bring wrongful death claims and personal injury claims against the driver, trucking companies who pushed the driver to go too fast or failed to secure the loads, and any other responsible parties.
How a truck accident happens can determine who is liable and what kinds of injuries are expected. Some of the truck accident types Amar Esq., PLLC, handles include:
Trucks can also be involved in intersection accidents, head-on crashes, rear-end collisions, and sideswipes with other vehicles.
The starting point for any truck crash is to examine how the driver of the truck was negligent. Was the driver distracted? Was he or she tired? Did the driver fail to follow the traffic laws by speeding, passing improperly, failing to merge the correct way, running a red light, or committing some other violation? Was the driver intoxicated? Drivers can be found liable even if they did not violate any laws. Just driving fast for certain conditions can be grounds for negligence.
Truck accidents can cause spinal cord damage, traumatic brain injuries, paralysis, nerve damage, broken bones, internal bleeding, and many other types of harm that can change your life forever. Injured truck accident victims are entitled to compensation for their physical pain, emotional suffering, disfigurement, scarring, lost wages, medical bills, and property damage. To speak with an experienced Arizona truck accident lawyer who will guide you through the legal process and prepare your case for a jury trial or negotiate fair settlements, please contact Amar Esq. PLLC, at 480.802.8232. You can also schedule a free consultation by competing our contact form. We take truck accident cases on a contingency fee basis.