Casa Grande Truck Accident Attorneys
The state of Arizona is rated as one of the most dangerous states in the US when it comes to truck accidents, and the local section of the I-10 has been rated as the 4th most hazardous highway in the country. Victims of trucking accidents in Casa Grande often suffer catastrophic injuries that leave them disfigured, paralyzed, or impaired for a lifetime. Worse, many victims are killed in tragic trucking accidents.
Unlike car accidents, truck accidents can be complex. Determining who is liable for the accident may be a challenge. If you or a loved one suffered in a truck accident, an expert Arizona truck accident attorney can take the burden of insurance claims, legal deadlines, and possible lawsuits off your shoulders while working to recover the maximum fair compensation you and your family deserve.
A common factor is present in truck accidents; they could have been prevented. Some of the common causes include:
- Distracted driving
- Drunk driving
- Incorrectly loaded or unbalanced cargo
- Fatigued driving (very common with truckers who push the limit to make their schedule)
- Reckless driving (speeding, sharp turns, etc.)
- Poorly maintained trucks
- Poorly maintained roads
- Inexperienced or poorly trained drivers
- Brake failure
- Reckless driving by other passenger vehicles on the road
- Truck parts failure
Due to the inherent size and weight of large trucks, collisions with passenger vehicles are often catastrophic and fatal. On highway I-10 alone, there were over 1,400 fatalities in a single year. Common injuries sustained in truck accidents include:
- Neck and spine injuries
- Nerve damage
- Severe contusions
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
- Soft tissue injuries
- Internal organ damage
These injuries and more can leave a victim disabled for the rest of their life, unable to return to work and facing a lifetime of suffering. We understand that no amount of money can fix a broken body, but fair compensation can help make the best of a tragic situation.
Determining liability in a truck accident can be challenging due to the number of factors involved. The truck company’s insurance agency will work diligently to prove that you or another driver were at fault to avoid paying an insurance claim, while the truth is that many parties may be responsible. Some of the common parties responsible for truck accidents include:
The truck driver: In many cases, the truck driver is responsible for the accident due to illegal or unsafe driving practices. Truckers have a daily limit on the number of hours they can drive, but many truckers push past this limit and falsify their logs to keep their schedule. Truck drivers also have more strict requirements regarding alcohol, and this too is often ignored and not followed.
The truck company: The truck company is responsible for safe hiring practices, as well as adequately training their drivers. When truck companies hire individuals who aren’t qualified or skimp their training, they can also be held liable.
The truck maintenance team: Trucks are required to undergo routine maintenance to ensure they are kept safe. If this maintenance is skimped or ignored, the maintenance team can be liable.
Another driver on the road: A common cause of truck accidents is another passenger vehicle practicing unsafe driving and colliding with a truck, causing a multi-vehicle collision to occur.
The agency responsible for maintaining safe road conditions: Unsafe road conditions, including large potholes, poorly-lit roads, unsafe turns, and more can cause even an experienced truck driver to have an accident.
Equipment manufacturers: When a critical piece of equipment on a truck fails, an accident can occur. When this is the result of a manufacturing defect, the manufacturer may be held liable through a product liability lawsuit.
Each case is unique, and the value of the compensation deserved is calculated based on the economic and non-economic damages sustained, both in the short and long term. Most victims of truck accidents receive compensation for:
- Present and future medical bills related to injuries sustained in the accident
- Lost wages and lost earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Wrongful death compensation
The Husband and Wife Law Team of Mark and Alexis Breyer have over two decades of experience representing victims of traumatic injuries, and they treat each case with the care, compassion, and perseverance needed to win. Mark Breyer has earned the distinction of being a recognized specialist in injury and wrongful death law – a designation earned by less than 2% of Arizona lawyers. We take our cases on contingency, so you won’t pay legal fees unless we win your case, so call our Casa Grande personal injury lawyers today at (602) 267-1280 to schedule your free consultation.
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