Trucking accidents account for 16% of all motor vehicle accidents and are most often caused by a negligent truck driver. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has reported that most trucking accidents in Arizona are caused by fatigue, speed, drug or alcohol use. To be honest, the cause can be any of those factors, but the results will almost always be devastating.
Personal injury, property damage, road closures and traffic, spilled cargo and lengthy or complex clean ups, and in many cases severe to fatal injuries can be sustained as a result of a semi-truck collision. We see it all the time in our afternoon commute, on the news, and social media. Thankfully there are laws in place to prevent fatigue and negligence; unfortunately not all drivers abide by them. Certainly when they are driven by delivery deadlines that their jobs depend on, or trying to make it home to their family after a long haul, some choose to push harder than they should.
If you are involved in a collision involving or caused by a semi-truck, you may be entitled to reimbursement for medical costs, lost wages, pain and suffering or more. It is vital that you take action immediately to allow for a proper investigation while the facts and evidence are still intact and available. Even if you are unsure who is at fault, how serious your injuries or damage are, or if there is a case at all, secure independent council to do some preliminary investigating to find out. Rest easy knowing someone is looking out for your best interest.
Gill Law Firm is a well-respected Phoenix, AZ personal injury firm that dedicates its practice to the representation of the seriously injured and their families due to an accident, negligence or abuse. If the above information relates to your personal experience, and you think it would be beneficial to discuss your situation with an attorney, please call us. We offer a complimentary review of your case with no strings attached. Call today and schedule an appointment with our team of experts. It's time to put your mind at ease. Call today 480.767.8777