Phoenix Hit & Run Trucking Accident Attorney
Compensation in a Hit and Run Case
Inconceivable as it may seem, large truck drivers are also known to commit hit and run injury accidents. The driver may have been under the influence of alcohol or drugs, texting while driving, or violating federal trucking regulations, and fled the scene due to the fear of losing a commercial driver's license. Whatever reasons lie behind a hit and run, a truck driver who causes a collision and then leaves the scene is not only committing a criminal act: once identified, that driver can be held accountable for the injured person's damages.
At Breyer Law Offices, P.C., we have an extensive track record of success in representing injured victims in large truck accident cases. These cases are often far more complex than car accident cases, as they involve filing a claim with a commercial insurance company, and may name several liable parties. If you sustained serious injuries in such a crash, you will need a Phoenix hit & run truck accident attorney to represent you that has a proven record in successfully personal injury cases.
What to Do After a Hit and Run Truck Accident in Phoenix
If you have been in a collision with a large commercial truck, the first action to take is to call 911 for emergency medical treatment if needed. Seek medical attention for your injuries in any case as soon as possible, and inform the doctor that you have been involved in a collision. Closed head injuries can have very serious consequences, including loss of life, if not treated immediately.
If you are able after the accident, it may help your hit and run case to take the following steps:
- Write down any available details about the truck that was involved in the accident, including company name and license plate number if known.
- Get contact information from any eyewitnesses on the scene.
- Call the police and report the accident. The police report can be important in filing a personal injury claim, and the police can get to work in tracking down the hit and run truck driver while he or she is still in the area.
- Exercise your right to say no when contacted by the trucking company insurance adjuster who is requesting a statement from you, particularly if you have not yet consulted with an attorney. A statement that is unclear may be used against you later.
If you have been injured by a hit and run truck driver, it is imperative that you get in touch with an Phoenix truck accident lawyer as soon as possible after the crash. Accidents between large trucks and passenger vehicles often result in very serious injuries. Statistics reveal that the driver of the truck is far less likely to have suffered any injury than the occupants of the other vehicles involved in the collision.
Trucking Accident Statistics: Injuries & Fatalities
Large truck accidents kill and injure thousands of innocent people in the U.S. every year. A total of 3,903 people were killed in large truck accidents in 2014, according to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) statistics. The Insurance Information Institute (III) reports that, although these vehicles are only 4% of all registered vehicles, large trucks accounted for 9% of all vehicles involved in fatal accidents and 3% of all vehicles involved in injury and property damage accidents in a recent year.
Get an Phoenix Hit and Run Truck Accident Attorney in Your Corner
The most important action you could take after a hit and run is to contact a skilled personal injury lawyer, and as soon as possible. The Husband & Wife Law Team at Breyer Law Offices, P.C. has helped countless people recover full compensation after a serious personal injury, including trucking cases. Our Phoenix truck crash attorneys can investigate the facts, collect the critical evidence needed to file a claim or lawsuit, and craft a compelling case to prove your claim. Contact us to schedule a no-cost case consultation. We can be reached at (602) 267-1280.