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Thousands of commercial trucks pass through the Phoenix metropolitan area each day. With this high volume unfortunately comes a high number of crashes involving semi trucks. Throughout the country, approximately 415,000 large truck accidents occurred in 2015, which is the most recent year data is available. Of these, 3,598 were fatal and 83,000 caused serious injuries.
If you or a loved one recently suffered an injury in a truck accident in Phoenix, Tempe, Scottsdale, Glendale or the surrounding areas, contact the Phoenix accident lawyers at Cruz & Associates for legal advice. We may be able to help you receive full compensation for your damages.

Why Hire a Lawyer After a Truck Accident?

There are many factors that must be taken into account when handling a truck accident claim, all of which an attorney can handle on your behalf. Our experienced team manages critical tasks after an 18-wheeler accident, such as:

Preserving Evidence

Most big rigs contain storage devices called black boxes. The black box records and stores information such as the driver’s braking habits, speed and vehicle status. We can file a request to preserve black box evidence to ensure nothing happens to this important information, while also protecting evidence from the truck, the company, and the scene of the crash.

Speaking to Witnesses

Our attorneys can gather statements from eyewitnesses who saw the accident occur, as well as hire expert witnesses such as doctors and trucking industry specialists to testify on your behalf. Witnesses can strengthen a case and prove your losses, or the other party’s fault, to a judge or jury.

Maximizing Compensation

One of the most important reasons to retain an attorney is to give yourself the best chance of obtaining maximum financial recovery. Hiring a qualified big rig accident lawyer with trial experience shows an insurance company that you’re prepared to go to court if necessary.
Aside from taking care of the technical aspects of your Phoenix truck accident case, Cruz & Associates gives you something priceless—peace of mind. A bad accident can result in disabling injuries and lost time at work. While you recover from a crash, we’ll handle the disability claim on your behalf. You can trust our team to take care of the legal processes and legwork, so you can focus on physical and emotional healing. Talking to an attorney can immediately ease your mind and give you hope for the future.

Who Is Liable for Your Phoenix Semi Truck Accident?

One main difference between a car accident case and a truck accident case is liability. Most vehicle drivers are private parties, giving accident victims the opportunity to file suits with the at-fault driver’s insurance company. Truck drivers, on the other hand, work for trucking companies. Some companies try to get around this and pay drivers as contract workers, but it’s not always a legal designation.
A truck company could also be legally accountable if it is negligent in how it trains drivers, conducts background checks, oversees operations, handles jobs, secures cargo, inspects vehicles, and maintains its fleet of trucks.
There is also the possibility of third-party liability. This can occur in instances of another driver or a product manufacturer. These issues are something a Phoenix truck accident attorney can help you understand and prove to a judge and jury for compensation.

Schedule Your No-Cost Consultation Today

If you’ve suffered from an accident with a semi truck, you aren’t alone in your next steps. The experienced personal injury and accident attorneys at Cruz & Associates can help you build a case and get the settlement you deserve.
For more information about setting up your free consultation with us, call (602) 777-6666 to reach our Phoenix office. Se habla Español. You can also contact us online.