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Phoenix, AZ Truck Accident Lawyer

Phoenix commercial truck accidents are a safety and legal issue for residents and visitors alike

Truckers are a growing motorist group using Arizona’s highways, and commercial trucking accidents occur regularly in Phoenix. When a truck crash happens, serious injuries and fatalities are a common result.

Common causes of commercial truck accidents in Phoenix

According to IIHS, a large percentage of trucking crashes are caused by:

  • Speeding;
  • Tailgating;
  • Improper lane changes;
  • Fatigued driving;
  • Reckless driving;
  • Driving while impaired.

These behaviors by either a commercial trucker or a passenger-vehicle driver result in injury and fatality accidents on Phoenix roadways regularly.

How are commercial trucking crashes different than other types of motor-vehicle accidents?

When a crash with a commercial truck ends in property damage, injuries, or even death, the resulting insurance claim is typically more complicated, with more people, companies, insurance adjusters, and government agencies involved. The owner of the truck, the driver, the insurer, and all regulatory and licensing agencies play a part in the personal injury or wrongful death claim that will provide financial compensation for anyone injured or killed due to the negligent actions of a commercial truck driver or company.

Truck accidents usually cause more significant injuries than other types of crashes

Given the difference in size and weight of a commercial truck to a standard passenger vehicle, the damages caused by a crash are magnified. Even a low-speed collision can result in life-changing injuries and can tear families apart when the crash is fatal.

According to NHTSA, 3,802 large trucks involved in fatal accidents in 2012, and 77,000 involved in injury crashes nationwide.

In an injury truck accident, it is crucial to get appropriate medical treatment, regardless of the financial cost

The major hospitals in the area include:

As soon as possible, an injured person should contact their insurance company to find out how medical treatment is covered under their insurance policy.

When a commercial truck accident is serious or fatal, it is crucial to find a Phoenix personal injury lawyer for help

When an injury is serious or a death occurs, the next step is to find an experienced Phoenix truck accident attorney to start the financial recovery process by launching an insurance claim. Major injury or wrongful death claims are complicated and difficult to manage, especially in the case of a commercial-vehicle accident. Having a Phoenix personal injury lawyer on board is a great relief to injured people who need to focus on healing while their attorney focuses on getting them compensation for their growing financial losses.

Comments

Accidenbt, 9/20/15, I was just about on a lot when an automobile rear ended my semi trailer. I took photos of the damage to the vehicle that rear ended me. I took photos of the scuff marks on my rear bumper. The law enforcement still says it was my fault and even issued me a citation for unsafe turn/ no turn signal, which I do have, prepaid legal fighting for me. However, since this took place, I have had sleepless nights, mental anguish, stomach problems due to the stress of this. What ever happened to, the law seeing failure to control a vehicle when you run into someone else? I have been doing this turn for about a year, I have 31 years experience driving trucks. I was more than 2/3 through my turn when the other vehicle hit me. Where  is integrity? Of course, big truck, he's always at fault, no matter what the circumstances are, Right? I wish that there was a law firm in Phoenix Arizsona like Perryman of St. Louis, Missouri. That whole law firm went to truck driving school so they would bett be able to defend truck drivers and trucking companies.

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