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How Motorists Cause Glendale Truck Crashes

By The Husband and Wife Law Team on September 13, 2013

Glendale truck crashes are caused by a wide array of mistakes that both the drivers of big rigs and those in passenger cars make. However, data from recent news reports suggests that the drivers of smaller passenger vehicles, not truckers, are the ones who cause most of the big rig collisions. Some of the most common mistakes passenger car drivers make include:

  • Driving in a truck’s blind spots, also known as the No Zone. Truck drivers cannot see cars or even pick up trucks traveling in these zones.
  • Overtaking a big rig from the right instead of the left.
  • Following a big rig too closely.
  • Cutting off a big rig that is moving quickly.

Glendale Trucking Crash Facts and Stats

The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) reports around 5,015 auto accidents each year in Glendale. These accidents cause more than 20 fatalities and 2,200 injuries. Overall, truckers are involved in a small number of collisions each year compared to the total number of accidents that occur statewide. Data shows that truckers are involved in roughly 2,600 collisions. Slightly more than two percent of trucking crashes cause fatalities; however, approximately one quarter of semi truck accidents involve injuries. Many big rig accidents cause injuries to more than one individual.

What’s Next After a Glendale Trucking Accident

If you were hurt in a trucking accident caused by a negligent trucker, please contact a Glendale truck accident attorney at the Breyer Law Offices, P.C. to investigate the case and check into every detail of the trucker’s driving history and the maintenance of the truck. We will negotiate on your behalf to get compensation that will cover your needs during recovery. This includes compensation for medical care, lost income, repairs to your vehicle and other personal property and help for your personal suffering. For help getting your life back, contact the Husband and Wife Law Team.

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