Big Rig Accidents in Atlanta and Phoenix: How Cruz & Associates Can Help
Posted in Firm News on April 22, 2021
A big rig is an 18-wheel semi truck most often used to transport cargo across the country. Because it is such a popular means of transportation and employment, it’s likely that you pass a number of big rigs on the highway everyday. Unfortunately, that also means there’s a high number of big rig accidents.
The number of big rig accidents in America has gone up 52% in the last 12 years. If you’ve fallen victim to a big rig accident in Georgia or Arizona, the experienced attorneys at Cruz & Associates can help.
Causes of Big Rig Accidents
Big rigs are notorious for being prone to accidents because of their size and weight. However, it’s not always simply the truck itself that causes issues. Driver error, company negligence, cargo issues and more can also contribute to a big rig accident.
Big rig drivers endure long hours on the road. Oftentimes, this means they’re extremely tired and easily distracted. Drunk driving also contributes to big rigs accidents on the road. If you’ve been injured at the hands of a bad driver, Cruz & Associates will work with you to hold the guilty party accountable.
Drivers may make a grave error while operating a big rig, but it’s not always solely their fault. The trucking company is also responsible for errors made by their drivers. They might have made a negligent oversight during the hiring process, placed the driver in a faulty vehicle, given the driver an unrealistic schedule, and more. At Cruz & Associates, we don’t let negligent companies get away with harming our clients.
It’s possible that loose cargo was the cause of your big rig accident. Trucking companies are responsible for the safe, sensible loading of their cargo, so this is absolutely a cause for legal action. If you’ve fallen victim to an improperly loaded big rig, our team will help you put together a case for settlement.
It could be that the truck itself malfunctioned on the road and led to an accident. In fact, 30% of big rig accidents stem from defective tires. Again, the trucking company is responsible for ensuring their fleet is fit for operation, so the attorneys at Cruz & Associates are here to help you get compensation for accidents caused by a defective truck.
Have You Been in an Accident?
Being involved in a collision with a big rig can lead to many unfortunate consequences, including medical costs, physical pain and suffering, emotional distress, lost income, lost earning capacity, property damage, and more.
Sustaining injuries from big rig accidents can be life altering or even fatal, with 74% of fatal vehicle accidents involving a large truck. Injuries can include broken bones, brain trauma, back and neck injuries, internal bleeding, whiplash, and more. If you’ve suffered an injury like this, our team of attorneys are guaranteed, trusted legal counsel.
Speak With an Experienced Big Rig Accident Attorney
If you or a loved one has been involved in an accident with a big rig, don’t delay in calling our office today. We’ve helped thousands of accident victims near Phoenix and Atlanta get the settlement they deserve. Accidents happen, unfortunately, but with our attorneys on your side we’ll help you make the best of a bad situation. To set up your free consultation with us, fill out our online contact form or give us a call today.