Phoenix Trucking Accident Lawyers
The Phoenix metropolitan area sees considerable commercial trucking traffic due to its growing population and location at the intersection of several interstate highways. As a result, the area also has one of the highest rates of tractor-trailer accidents in the nation.
If you or a loved one was in a semi-truck accident, then you are aware of how devastating and life altering this type of collision can be. If your accident was caused due to negligence on behalf of the truck driver or trucking company, you could be eligible for compensation. Our Phoenix trucking accident lawyers can provide answers with a free consultation and help seek the compensation you may be entitled to after a crash. Call our semi-truck accident attorneys at 800-863-5312 today to get started.
Causes of Commercial Trucking Accidents
According to studies conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Arizona Department of Transportation, the following have been identified as the more commonly-cited causes of commercial trucking accidents:
- Driver fatigue
- Distracted driver
- Driving too fast
- Driver impaired due to alcohol or controlled substances
- Tire blowout or other tire failure
- Brake failure
- Other equipment failure, such as anti-collision lights
- Improperly loaded or hazardous materials in cargo
You should also be aware that it is relatively common for there to be more than one party liable for damages in a trucking accident. Our attorneys can help you establish the cause of your accident and seek to hold the responsible party (or parties) accountable for the damages they caused.
Types of Damages Awarded In A Truck Accident
There are many types of damages that a jury can award in a trucking accident case. While not all types can be awarded in every case, the following damages are commonly recovered in semi-truck accident lawsuits:
- Current and future medical expenses
- The costs of replacing or repairing damaged personal property
- Lost wages and loss of future earnings
- Compensation for physical pain and suffering
- Punitive damages to punish reckless or negligent actions of the truck driver and the driver’s employer
Why You Need a Phoenix Trucking Accident Lawyer
After an accident trucking companies and their insurance carriers will have only one goal: to limit the amount of money they pay when they settle a claim. Before you talk to or negotiate with the insurance company, it is recommended you seek counsel from a truck accident attorney. A semi-truck injury attorney will know the amount of compensation you may be eligible for and can negotiate with the insurance company on your behalf. By not speaking with the insurance company you can also avoid any common mistakes that could jeopardize your claim.
If you or a loved one was injured in a trucking accident in Phoenix, you should contact a personal injury attorney from Zinda Law Group to review the facts of your case. We offer 100% free case evaluations and can discuss the available options to seek fair compensation for your losses. Call our attorneys today at 800-863-5312 to get help with your case.
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