Arizona Trucking Accident Attorneys
If you have been injured or lost a loved one in a truck accident, your best course of action is to consult with a knowledgeable truck accident attorney as soon as possible. Time is of the essence, as your lawyer will need to investigate the accident and collect and preserve all of the evidence necessary to support your claim for compensation.
At The Husband & Wife Law Team, our Arizona accident attorneys have an extensive record of success in serving as counsel in trucking injury cases. Attorneys Alexis and Mark Breyer have been awarded membership in the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, named among the National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers, and the firm is awarded Martindale-Hubbell® AV® Preeminent Rating. You can have confidence that your truck accident case is in good hands with The Husband & Wife Law Team.
With the vast numbers of semi tractor-trailers on the roadways today, particularly on interstate highways, truck accidents are becoming a fact of life for American motorists. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 3,903 people were killed and an estimated 111,000 were injured in large truck crashes in the U.S. in just one recent year.
Many truck accidents are caused by truck driver negligence or truck equipment failure, but truck drivers rarely suffer the most harm in these serious accidents. Of the truck accident fatalities in 2014:
- 73% were occupants of other vehicles;
- 10% were pedestrians, bicyclists, or other non-occupants; and only
- 17% were occupants of large commercial trucks.
In 2014, there was a 17% increase in the number of people injured in large truck collisions over the previous year. Of the estimated 111,000 people injured in truck crashes in 2014:
- 74% were occupants of other vehicles;
- 3% were non-occupants; and only
- 23% were occupants of large trucks.
The reason for this disparity is clear. A fully loaded 18-wheeler can weigh up to 80,000 lbs, which is 20 to 30 times more than the weight of a standard passenger vehicle. Under the laws of physics, passenger vehicle occupants are substantially more vulnerable in a collision than the truck driver. Commercial trucks are also taller, with higher ground clearance, and smaller vehicles often underride them in a crash – with tragic results, often death.
Commercial truck accident cases are unlike other motor vehicle accident cases. The trucking industry is governed by a specific body of federal regulations. Your truck accident lawyer must be well-versed in those regulations, as violations can establish negligence and support a case against the trucking firm, driver, or other liable party.
Insurance companies employ various strategies in truck accident claims. Teams of corporate defense lawyers may deny liability; admit liability but deny that your injuries were caused by the truck accident; argue that your medical bills were not reasonable or necessary; or argue comparative fault in an attempt to reduce the value of a payout.
In a truck accident claim, the lawyer you choose to represent you could make a significant difference in the final outcome of your case, and the value of the compensatory damages you are paid in a settlement. At The Husband & Wife Law Team, 98% of our cases have concluded successfully. We invite you to view our client testimonials to learn more about the quality of legal services we provide. Call our AZ truck accident lawyers for a free case consultation. When we handle your claim, you will pay no legal fees until we recover compensation for you. We can be reached at (602) 457-6222.
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