Phoenix Truck Accident Lawyer
Truck Accident Aftermath
The consequences of a passenger vehicle colliding with a commercial semi-truck on our public highways are usually catastrophic. The typical commercial semi-truck weighs in excess of 80,000 pounds, nearly 27 times the weight of an average personal vehicle. Semi truck accidents comprise a significant number of motor vehicle injury accidents as well as fatalities each year. If you have been involved in an accident with one of these immense tractor trailers, it is highly doubtful that you walked away without serious injuries, or even more tragically, you may have lost a loved one in the incident.
Commercial Trucking Insurance
An accident involving a large commercial truck may create liability for not only the driver of the trailer, but also for the owner of the container being transported, as well as the owner of the load in the container. In truck collisions in Arizona, federal and state laws are on your side, and the attorneys at the Law Offices of William D. Black are here to help you receive compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering so you can move forward with your new life. In truck collision situations, federal regulations require over the road trucks to carry various levels of insurance coverage, depending on the nature of the materials being hauled. That State of Arizona requires a tractor-trailer truck to carry a much higher minimum liability insurance policy than a typical passenger vehicle. Many times, trucking, hauling and leasing companies may argue over which party/insurance company is responsible for compensating the victim in a truck collision. When proving a trucking negligence case the primary legal theory of liability is negligence. The claimant must prove that the other party (the truck driver, trucking company, or other party) responsible or at fault in causing the accident. The claimant must also prove that the negligence of this party was the cause of the injuries and damages sustained.
Common causes for truck accidents are overloaded trucks, runaway trailers truck driver errors, lack of training and negligent maintenance. When a serious trucking accident occurs, trucking companies and their insurance companies are quick to initiate a “thorough investigation” with one primary objective- to eliminate or significantly reduce their liability and financial exposure to injured parties. Our attorneys thus realize the importance of investigating these accidents promptly and preserving what evidence is crucial to assure the claimant’s success. We work diligently towards that end.
Contact Us For A Free Initial Consultation and For First-rate Legal Representation
If you have been injured in an automobile accident as a driver or passenger and want first-rate legal representation, we would be pleased to discuss your claim with you, free of charge. Please call us at 602-265-2600, 844-224-0054 or contact us online. You may have a valid claim and be entitled to compensation for your injuries and damages.
We Understand the Challenges You Face
As an injured truck accident victim, you likely face lost wages, unmanageable medical bills, repair bills, and other out of pocket expenses, not to mention the complex insurance claims between your insurance and the large commercial trucking company that are surely unfolding as well. These large trucking companies are experienced in these kinds of claims. As an accident victim, you should have the very best attorneys looking out for you as well. It is important to develop your case through an attorney at the earliest possible time so key evidence is preserved and witnesses are not lost.
Experience Processing Truck Accident Cases
Commercial truck accident victims can recover damages for:
- Past, present and future medical bills arising from accident injuries
- Pain, suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, and interference with familial relationships
- Disfigurement and scarring
- Wrongful death
- Emotional distress
- Lost wages, future earnings and earning capacity
- … and other general damages.
What You Should Do
Talk with an attorney at the Law Offices of William D. Black about the circumstances of your accident for a thorough review of your claim. We hope you will make our firm your first call when looking for someone to represent you in your case. We have a network of reliable experts in the fields of accident reconstruction, biomechanical engineering, vocational rehabilitation and a number of other important areas which allows us to present injury claims in their best and most persuasive form. We also can refer you to excellent medical care, in the event you have difficulty finding a doctor or therapist on your own. Many of the doctors to whom we refer clients are board certified and some agree to work on a lien basis, postponing payment until the conclusion of the case. We also have years of experience in dealing with insurance adjusters and insurance defense attorneys. All of this experience and expertise, plus our state-of-the-art technology, allow us to fully investigate and prepare your injury claim and maximize your recovery.