Trucking Accident Attorney Sun City
If you have recently been involved in a trucking accident in Arizona, you must find a law firm that has extensive experience in this field. There may be several parties who could be held liable for your injuries and other damages, which means a thorough and prompt investigation must be completed immediately. In most cases, a trucking company’s insurance carrier will send investigators to the scene of the accident. These investigators will take action right away, gathering important evidence to build a case against you. This is why you must hire a trucking accident lawyer Sun City who has extensive experience working on trucking accident cases. An attorney will go to the scene and gather evidence and the appropriate information to help represent you and your claim. At the Ferguson Law Group, you will have someone advocating for your best interests after a trucking accident occurs. We have extensive experience handling these types of complex cases and know how to conduct a thorough investigation that will explore every avenue of compensation to ensure you receive the maximum settlement.
Trucking Accidents in Arizona
Semi-trucks and other types of commercial vehicles make up a significant portion of traffic throughout Arizona. Because of this, it’s not surprising to Arizona residents when an 18-wheeler accident occurs. Unfortunately, due to the sheer weight and size and the potentially hazardous materials the truck is hauling, the injuries sustained by the occupants in the passenger vehicle can be severe or fatal.
How Can a Truck Wreck Lawyer Help?
Thoroughly reviewing a trucking accident scene, recreating the collision by working with a reconstruction specialist, and obtaining proper holds on the vehicles involved so they’re not destroyed or lost, are just some of the things we can bring to the table. You must recognize that trucking accidents in Arizona are distinct. They’re quite different from any other type of accident claim or personal injury case. An insurance policy for a semi-truck can represent an investment of hundreds of thousands of dollars. Because of this, the trucking company and insurance carrier will aggressively defend this type of case, doing whatever they can to minimize payout. Typically, they’ll have a team dispatched to the accident scene to quickly start building a case against the accident victim. If you don’t understand the laws that surround this type of accident or 18-wheeler insurance policies, then you may not understand your duties and rights. You might also not know the minimum coverage limits that a trucking company is required to carry
Protect Your Rights
You may think that the insurance company for the semi-truck will treat you fairly because they’re friendly and nice people. You may even believe that your medical bills will be covered by the trucking company because the police report lists that the truck driver is at fault. However, that’s not usually the case and because of this, you need someone you can trust in your corner.
An insurance company will use many types of tactics to avoid paying you what you deserve. They will often contact an accident victim as soon as possible to record their statement. They will ask for your side of the story and will do their best to trick you into saying something that can harm your claim. In most cases, an insurance adjuster will also be quick to offer an accident victim a settlement. Unfortunately, these settlements are usually not enough to cover what the accident victim needs and deserves.
Because of this, you need to contact an attorney before you speak to an insurance adjuster. An attorney will take over all communication with the insurance company to protect your rights and prevent you from accidentally harming your case.
Considering that one out of every eight fatal accidents on the highways has to do with commercial trucks, trucking companies should be held responsible for the negligence of their drivers. An 18-wheeler driver is usually the root cause of an accident since they’re under pressure to meet tight deadlines. A packed schedule can encourage a truck driver to skip out on necessary sleep or increase their speed.
Some of the most common trucker mistakes include:
- Speeding or aggressive driving while trying to meet a deadline
- Not leaving enough space between themselves and another vehicle
- Failing to see a driver due to not checking their blind spots
- Driving in inclement weather
- Mechanical failure
- Spilled loads
Important evidence in trucking accident cases involves determining who was eligible to drive, ensuring whether the correct licenses were obtained to operate the 18-wheeler, identifying the weight of the truck at the time of the accident, and verifying the different types of records the truck driver had to keep during their travel.
Semi-trucks pose a heightened risk of danger and potentially catastrophic injuries to people traveling alongside them. The massive weight of these trucks when fully loaded will contribute to the severity of the damage they caused in an accident with passenger vehicles. Fully loaded, a semi-truck can weigh up to 80,000 pounds, while the average passenger vehicle weighs an average of 3000 to 5000 pounds. This major difference in size and weight often results in catastrophic injuries, fatalities, and damages.
If you’ve been injured in a commercial trucking accident, you shouldn’t delay contacting a Sun City trucking accident lawyer. Severe injuries can result in costly medical expenses and other losses. A truck accident will also require a thorough investigation that can involve complex legal issues.
Seeking Compensation for Truck Accident Victims
Whether your injuries or life-altering or not, you may be eligible to recover damages once your attorney has proven liability.
Some forms of compensation can include:
Medical treatment can include current medical bills, hospitalizations, surgeries, doctor visits, medical devices, medication, physical therapy, cognitive therapy, rehabilitative therapy, and future medical bills.
Lost Wages/Reduced Earning Capacity
If you were forced to take time off work due to your catastrophic injuries sustained in the trucking accident, you can file a claim for lost wages.
If your injuries prevent you from returning to work or working in the same capacity as you did before the collision you can also file a claim for reduced earning capacity.
Pain and Suffering
Damages for pain and suffering can include both physical and emotional anguish that you had to endure due to the injuries sustained in the accident.
To recover compensation after a trucking accident in Arizona, you must meet with an attorney as soon as possible so they can begin an investigation, otherwise, important evidence could be destroyed or lost. This is why the Ferguson Law Group encourages victims of 18-wheeler accidents to work with our Sun City trucking accident attorneys to seek fair compensation.
Holding Negligent Trucking Companies Accountable
Many truckers are hardworking and honest people that abide by the rules of the road and closely follow federal and state regulations that govern the trucking industry. However, some truck drivers and their employers violate those rules which can result in catastrophic injuries and horrendous damage. When this occurs, you can work with an Arizona trucking accident lawyer from Ferguson Law Group to seek fair compensation.
A high percentage of truck collisions are caused by truck drivers who:
- Drive while fatigued due to pressure to deliver a load
- Drive too fast for certain weather or road conditions to deliver a load on time or early
- Drive in poorly maintained vehicles
- Do not have proper training
The trucking company can be held liable for the trucker’s negligent actions that caused the accident and injuries.
For example, a trucking company can be held liable for its truck driver’s negligent actions when it fails to check the truck driver’s background, including the driver’s prior criminal record or driving record.
The trucking company can also be held liable if they fail to supervise and train its crew of truck drivers and allows them to operate on the road.
In some cases, a trucking company can require truckers to make deliveries that cause them to break federal regulations in terms of how many hours they can drive consecutively.
Contact a Trucking Accident Lawyer Today
At the Ferguson Law Group, we understand that you may have many questions and concerns regarding your case. Our experienced trucking accident attorneys represent clients in Sun City and all over Arizona. If you have been involved in a commercial trucking accident, don’t hesitate to contact our legal experts. We can schedule a free case review to discuss the facts of your case and help you understand what your legal options are. During this case review, you are not obligated to hire our attorneys. We will simply educate you on what you can do to protect your rights and your claim. If you do decide to work with us, we will get started right away by beginning a thorough investigation into your trucking accident case to help identify who should be held liable for your injuries and other losses.
Don’t put off seeking legal representation as soon as possible. A truck wreck case is time-sensitive. Contact our office as soon as possible to schedule a free case review and find out how the legal team at the Ferguson Law Group can help you seek compensation for your injuries, medical bills, pain and suffering, and other losses.
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