Trucking Accidents

Phoenix Trucking Accident Lawyers

Commercial truck accidents can have devastating consequences for other drivers and their passengers. The sheer size of commercial trucks means that the impact of a crash can be far more severe than in ordinary car accidents. For instance, fully loaded tractor-trailer trucks can weigh up to 80,000 pounds and extend 70 feet. When colliding with smaller passenger vehicles, the occupants of the smaller vehicles bear the highest risk of injury or death. Furthermore, these accidents and the injury claims they create are substantially more complex than those involving other vehicles due to federal trucking regulations, the potential for multiple parties that may be held liable, and having to go up against the corporate interests of large trucking companies. 

When facing off against trucking companies and their insurers in the wake of a truck accident, your interests will be best served by turning to a reliable and trusted personal injury firm. At Rack Law Group, we are experienced in all of the factors that can be involved in truck accident claims and how to hold at-fault parties accountable. Our team will work diligently to use all of our skills and resources to ensure that your truck accident claim is thoroughly investigated, prepared, and presented at the negotiation table or in court in search of maximized compensation for what you have suffered and lost. 

Set up your free consultation with a Phoenix trucking accident attorney at Rack Law Group by sending us an online message or by calling (602) 661-6300. Hablamos español. 

Truck Accident Claims & Lawsuits in Arizona

Truck accident claims can involve commercial vehicles such as semis, concrete trucks, tankers, dump trucks, box trucks, garbage trucks, tractor trailers, cargo vans, and more. Especially in the case of semis and tractor-trailer trucks, these vehicles are difficult to maneuver, slow to stop, and have large blind spots in which the driver cannot see parts of the roadway behind. These factors add to the safety risk for other drivers on the road. 

According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. 4,479 fatal crashes involving large trucks occurred in 2019. That same year injury crashes involving these trucks numbered 114,000. That agency is responsible for making the rules and regulations governing the U.S. trucking industry. These regulations add to the complexity of any commercial truck accident claim. For example, truck drivers are limited in how many continuous hours of operation they can engage in any given week. Trucking companies are responsible for the hiring, training, and oversight of their drivers. Thus, it is vital to investigate whether the driver or trucking company violated any local, state, or federal regulations that may have contributed to the accident. 

Additionally, multiple parties may be liable in truck accidents. These can include:

  • The driver, if an independent
  • The trucking company 
  • The cargo company that loaded the truck
  • The entity responsible for truck maintenance
  • The manufacturer of the truck in cases where defective parts caused or contributed to the accident

Truck accidents may be the result of poorly trained drivers, unvetted drivers, improperly loaded trucks, defective or poorly maintained vehicles or their parts, fatigued drivers, drivers failing to obey traffic laws, drivers under the influence of drugs, and other violations of the law. Thus, a comprehensive investigation into the cause of the accident must be undertaken as soon as possible in the wake of a truck accident. 

Understanding the Common Causes of Truck Accidents

Truck accidents can have devastating consequences, causing severe injuries and property damage. It is important to understand the common causes of truck accidents to protect yourself and your loved ones on the road.

Some of the most common causes of truck accidents include:

  • Distracted driving: Truck drivers who are texting, talking on the phone, or engaging in other distractions can easily cause accidents.
  • Fatigue: Long hours on the road can lead to drowsy driving, impairing a truck driver's ability to react quickly and safely.
  • Speeding: Truck drivers who exceed the speed limit put themselves and others at risk of accidents due to reduced control and longer stopping distances.
  • Improper loading: Trucks that are not loaded properly can become unstable, leading to rollovers or cargo spills.
  • Equipment failure: Faulty brakes, worn-out tires, or other mechanical failures can cause truck accidents.

At Rack Law Group, our experienced Phoenix trucking accident lawyers are well-versed in handling cases involving these common causes of truck accidents. We have the knowledge and resources to investigate the accident thoroughly and hold the responsible parties accountable for their negligence.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a truck accident, don't hesitate to contact us for a free consultation. We are here to fight for your rights and help you recover the compensation you deserve.

Why You Need an Experienced Truck Accident Lawyer

Being involved in a truck accident can be a traumatic and life-changing event. The aftermath of a truck accident can be complex and overwhelming, especially when it comes to dealing with insurance companies and navigating the legal process. That's why it's crucial to have an experienced truck accident lawyer by your side.

Here are some reasons why you need a skilled attorney to handle your truck accident case:

  1. Knowledge of trucking regulations: Truck accidents often involve complex federal and state regulations. A knowledgeable lawyer will understand these regulations and how they apply to your case, ensuring that your rights are protected.
  2. Investigation and evidence gathering: A skilled attorney will conduct a thorough investigation into the accident, collecting evidence such as accident reports, witness statements, and black box data. This evidence can be crucial in proving liability and maximizing your compensation.
  3. Negotiation with insurance companies: Insurance companies are notorious for offering low settlements to accident victims. An experienced lawyer will negotiate with the insurance company on your behalf, fighting for fair compensation for your injuries, medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
  4. Courtroom experience: While many truck accident cases are settled out of court, some may require litigation. A seasoned lawyer will have courtroom experience and the skills to present a strong case in front of a judge and jury if necessary.
  5. Compassionate support: Dealing with the aftermath of a truck accident can be emotionally and physically draining. A dedicated lawyer will provide you with compassionate support, guiding you through the legal process and advocating for your best interests every step of the way.

At Rack Law Group, our team of experienced truck accident lawyers is dedicated to helping accident victims in Phoenix, AZ, and the surrounding areas.

Contact us today and call (602) 661-6300 for a free consultation to discuss your case and learn how we can protect your rights and fight for the compensation you deserve.

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