Phoenix Truck Accident Attorney
If you or a loved one recently suffered an injury in a trucking accident in Phoenix or anywhere else in Arizona, contact the Phoenix truck accident lawyers at Cruz & Associates for legal advice. We may be able to help you receive full compensation for your damages.
The Phoenix metropolitan areas see thousands of commercial trucks each day, with resultant crashes occurring daily. Throughout the country, approximately 415,000 large truck accidents occurred in 2015 (the most recent year data is available). Of these, 3,598 were fatal and 83,000 caused injuries.
Why Hire a Lawyer After a Truck Accident?
Trucking accidents involve many laws, liabilities, and issues that typical car accidents do not. Truck accident injury claims must take into account trucking company accountability, truck driver duties, commercial carrier laws, federal regulations, and more. Issues relating to driver hours, hiring and training, often arise, as well as things such as fleet maintenance and cargo loading procedures. These issues are something a Phoenix truck accident attorney can help you understand and prove to a judge and jury for compensation.
There are many factors one must take into account when handling a truck accident claim, all of which an attorney can handle on your behalf. A truck crash lawyer can manage 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 keeps information such as the driver’s braking habits, speed, and vehicle status. A lawyer can file a request to preserve black box evidence so that nothing happens to this important information. A lawyer can also protect 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 ready to go to court if necessary.
Aside from taking care of the technical aspects of your Phoenix truck accident case, Cruz & Associates can also give you something that’s priceless – peace of mind. A bad accident can result in things such as disabling injuries and lost time at work. While you recover from a crash, we can handle your claim on your behalf. We’ll take care of the legal processes and legwork, so you can focus on what matters most – 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 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 their 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 the way it trains its 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, such as that of another driver or a product manufacturer. For more information about the party/parties that could be defendants in your personal injury case, call (602) 777-6666 to reach our Phoenix office. Se habla Español. You can also contact us online.