Aggressive Driving and Arizona Trucking Accidents
When you think about causes behind Arizona trucking accidents, you likely don’t consider road rage. Many people believe that road rage is reserved for those driving passenger cars, but it can happen to anyone, even the most professional commercial truck drivers. Truckers who experience road rage often make the same kinds of dangerous moves that passenger car drivers make when they have road rage, leading to deadly results. Some of the most common actions that drivers with road rage take on the road include:
- Tailgating in an effort to make the driver in front of them move more quickly.
- Slamming on the brakes in an effort to annoy or “wake up” a driver that is tailgating.
- Speeding around other drivers, and then promptly cutting them off.
Road rage often leads to serious rear-end collisions and, in some cases, can result in the deaths of multiple people involved.
Arizona Trucking Accident Statistics
Arizona trucking accidents are not uncommon throughout the state, and commercial big rigs are involved in more than 2,585 collisions each year, according to statistics from the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT). More startling is the number of accidents involving rear-end collisions that are reported every year. At nearly 39,000 reported incidents, rear-end collisions are the most common type of accident in the state of Arizona, and these crashes are often caused by aggressive drivers.
What to Do if You’re Involved in an Arizona Trucking Accident
If an aggressive driver caused your Arizona trucking accident, you should contact a skilled personal injury attorney. The attorneys at the Breyer Law Offices, P.C. can help you hold the trucker responsible for your injuries, and ensure that the trucking company does not pressure you into taking an unfair deal. We work out the details of fair settlements that pay for the costs of medical treatments and care, lost work wages and other compensation, vehicle damages and more. If you want to get your life back on track after a serious accident with a semi truck, contact the Husband and Wife Law Team today.