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Your Advocate for Justice in Yuma Truck Accidents

Life in Yuma, Arizona, offers unique charm, from the scenic Colorado River to the vibrant downtown area. However, its location along Arizona’s busiest highways, such as Interstate 8 and U.S. Route 95, also brings heavy truck traffic. Unfortunately, this can sometimes result in devastating truck accidents, such as the recent crash on I-8 that shocked and devastated our community.

You need a trusted legal partner if you or a loved one has been involved in a truck accident in Yuma. The Husband & Wife Law Team is here to help. We are an award-winning Arizona team specializing in injury and wrongful death law, with a deep understanding of Yuma’s local context. Reach out to The Husband & Wife Law Team today at (928) 277-0133.

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How Long Do I Have to File a Claim?

In Arizona, the statute of limitations for truck accidents is two years from the date of the accident. Our team, led by Mark Breyer- a certified injury and wrongful death law specialist- has extensive experience navigating this timeframe and ensuring justice is achieved for our clients.

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Common Causes of Truck Accidents

Truck accidents often occur due to driver fatigue, improper vehicle maintenance, overloaded cargo, or inadequate training. Most of the blame often lies with the trucking industry or companies who neglect safety regulations for profit.

Proving liability requires thorough investigation, including analyzing logbooks, maintenance records, and driving histories. Our team is adept at gathering these pieces of evidence and building a compelling case against negligent trucking companies.

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Trucking Company Negligence

Vigilance is crucial when operating any vehicle, but it’s especially critical for truck drivers due to the size of their vehicles and the extensive hours they spend on the road. Regrettably, many trucking companies prioritize profits over safety, pushing their drivers beyond safe limits.

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Building a Truck Accident Case

When negligence leads to an accident, victims have a right to seek compensation for their medical expenses and other damages incurred.

To build a strong case for you, our Yuma auto accident attorneys meticulously examine the factors leading up to the accident during your lawsuit’s discovery phase. We will scrutinize whether the driver adhered to federally mandated rest periods, maintained their truck effectively, and more.

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Discovering Negligence in a Yuma Truck Accident Case

In the event of a Yuma truck accident, negligence can appear in various ways, including:

  • Reckless or high-speed driving
  • Substance abuse
  • Tailgating, improper lane changes, or other traffic rule violations
  • Distracted driving, such as using a mobile device while driving
  • Fabricated inspection logs, maintenance records, or driver’s logs
  • Fatigue due to exceeding federally prescribed driving hours
  • Reckless driving considering the weather or road conditions

All these factors can contribute to accidents, and our team is adept at uncovering such negligent actions to strengthen your case.

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How Is Liability Proven in a Truck Accident Case?

To prove liability, it’s crucial that the case has compelling evidence. The evidence can include driver’s logs, vehicle maintenance records, and data from onboard systems, which can reveal if a driver was overworked or that a vehicle was poorly maintained. These factors often stem from the pressure trucking companies put on their drivers to meet demanding schedules and cut costs, leading to potentially dangerous compromises on safety.

Furthermore, trucking companies are responsible for ensuring their drivers are adequately trained and comply with all relevant federal and state regulations. If a company fails to uphold these responsibilities, it could be held liable for any accidents that occur as a result.

3rd Party Liability

In some cases, liability may also extend to other parties involved in the truck’s operation. For instance, if a truck’s cargo was improperly loaded, leading to an accident, the company responsible for loading the truck could also share in the liability.

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How Our Yuma Truck Accident Truck Accident Lawyers Can Help

A Yuma personal injury lawyer can guide you through the complex legal process, negotiate with insurance companies, and fight for your rightful compensation.

Insurance companies will try to minimize your pain and convince you to accept their lowball offer. The right legal representation can help you recover what you truly need. The Husband & Wife Law Team has what it takes to stand up to insurance companies and be your advocate for justice.

Don’t hesitate to contact The Husband & Wife Law Team for skilled legal counsel if you or a loved one has been injured in a Yuma truck accident. We’re always available for our clients and want to hear from you. Call us at (928) 277-0133 to schedule a free consultation.

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During a free consultation, we will look at the important aspects of your case, answer your questions, and explain your legal rights and options clearly. All submissions are confidentially reviewed by Mark Breyer.

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