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Phoenix, AZ Truck Accident Attorneys

Commercial truck accidents may be caused trucks belonging to individuals  (e.g. a plumber or electrician) or  government agencies, or they may be part of large corporate fleets, like UPS, FEDEX, DHL, and other courier or delivery services.  If you or a loved one have been injured as a result of being involved in a truck accident, contact an experienced Phoenix, AZ truck accident lawyer for a free legal consultation.

Causes of truck accidents in Phoenix

Trucks are bigger and heavier than cars and often cause serious injuries when they are involved in crashes. Driving a truck requires special skills and added caution. The driver has to depend on mirrors to see other vehicles beside and behind the truck, and often has a larger blind spot, requiring extra care when turning or changing lanes.

These are some common truck driver errors:

Truck drivers may be under pressure to maintain strict schedules and quotas and may feel the need to hurry to complete their deliveries, which can encourage speeding and aggressive or careless driving. Drivers may be fatigued from too many hours of driving. Some truck drivers, including those who drive for the delivery service companies (UPS, etc.), are required to comply with Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration regulations that dictate how long a trucker can drive without a break, how often the company must conduct truck maintenance and inspection procedures, what records and driving logs the companies must keep, and the amount of liability insurance they must carry.

Truck Accident Injuries:

Because commercial trucks and regular trucks are usually much larger automobiles then normal cars, trucking accidents usually result in very serious injuries and even death.  Here are a few of the more common types of injuries that are sustained from truck accidents:

Steps to take after a truck accident

If you are able to do these things, they will help your truck accident lawyer in Phoenix, AZ by providing evidence to back your claim:

  • Call the police and file an accident report
  • Get the name of the company that owns the truck, the plate number, the driver’s name, and the registration and insurance information
  • Take photos of the truck and the accident scene
  • Get names of any witnesses
  • Don’t discuss who caused the accident, apologize, or state that you are okay; many injuries do not become apparent right away
  • Get medical care immediately
  • Call an experienced truck accident attorney in Phoenix, AZ

Can I settle my truck accident case directly with the company that owns the truck?

There is nothing in the law to keep you from negotiating a settlement with the insurance company or directly with the owner of the truck if they are self-insured. But the insurance adjuster or the representative of the trucking company will not be looking out for your best interest. They want to get away with the lowest possible payment.

How can I pursue a recovery for my injuries and other losses?

Having an experienced Phoenix, AZ truck accident lawyer fighting for you will improve the likelihood of a settlement that is large enough to cover all of your current and future medical expenses and lost earnings along with the pain and suffering and other intangible losses from the accident. It requires knowledge of government regulations that apply to commercial trucks, access to accident reconstructionists, and legal expertise to investigate an accident and prepare the case for trial.

Legal Advice from Arizona Car Accident Attorneys

The Phoenix, AZ auto accident attorneys at Wattel & York have decades of litigation experience in truck accident law and a commitment to justice for individuals fighting large corporations and insurance companies. If you have been injured or a family member was killed in a collision, call today for a free, no-obligation case evaluation.

We advocate on behalf of accident victims in the greater Phoenix metro region, as well as Tucson, Yuma, Chandler and Glendale .You pay nothing unless we win!

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