Ahwatukee Truck Accidents and Your Future After a Collision
Large Truck Accident
You've seen it in the movies and on television, and maybe even on the news: a collision on the freeway involving a big rig. But you don't worry about these incidents because you never think that they could happen to you. They only happen inside the television set and to people you don't know. Or do they?
Every year more than 2,500 crashes involving a tractor trailer happen throughout the state of Arizona, according to reports from the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT). In these reports, nearly 610 people are involved in incidents that lead to injury, and nearly 50 people die due to their involvement. Any one of those victims could be you or someone you love. And if it does happen, your life will change forever, and it won't be for the better.
Types of Collisions Commonly Involving Big Rigs
The crashes you see on television are not out of the ordinary. In fact, it is common for individuals who are involved in big rig accidents to notice a great number of similarities between the incidents they were involved in and the ones that occur on the big screen and in the news. Some of the most common crashes you might find yourself involved in include the following.
- Jackknife. Although your vehicle won't be the one experiencing this problem in the accident, when a semi truck jackknifes you could be caught up in it. This is when the truck and the trailer turn to an angle instead of being aligned vertically. This type of hazard can lead to pile up crashes and may even cause you to crash into the semi truck.
- Roll over. In high wind and other bad weather situations it is not uncommon for truckers to lose control of their rigs in a fashion that leads to the overturning of their trailers. If you are in the lane next to the truck or behind it, you may find yourself in a bad situation.
- Brake failure, trucker that doesn't stop in time, or sliding on ice or slick ground. Trucks are difficult to control when all of the conditions are good. But if you're being followed by a semi truck and it seems that the trucker doesn't quite have control it's time to change lanes.
What to Do if You're Injured in a Crash With a Semi Truck in Ahwatukee
If you're the victim of a semi truck accident you might not know what to do next. The likelihood that you will suffer injuries that will put you out of work and out of commission for many months at a time is very high when you're struck by a semi truck. If you suffer broken bones, whiplash, back injuries, neck injuries, internal injuries, or head injuries, you will need plenty of time to heal. And that means that you will need time off from work. In turn, that means you will not be able to earn an income to pay your bills. And on top of that, the medical bills will continue to pile up. So what do you do?
You have the right, as a victim of a collision, to contact a skilled Ahwatukee personal injury lawyer who understands how to work with insurance companies, and the attorneys of big trucking companies to come to a resolution that works for everyone and ends with you getting a fair settlement.
Call the Husband & Wife Law Team
An Ahwatukee trucking accident lawyer like those at the Breyer Law Offices, P.C. can help you get a settlement that will replace your wages, pay your medical bills over the full term of your recovery, cover the damages to your vehicle or replacement if necessary, and that will also compensate you for your pain and suffering. For help understanding your rights, your case, and your path to the future, reach out for a free case review from the Husband and Wife Law Team.