Accidents Caused by Truck Driver Inattention
Truck Accident Lawyer Serving Phoenix
A common cause of accidents involving semi-trucks is driver inattention.
Whether the inattention results from the fatigue of having been on the
road for too long, or a distraction in their cab (such as a cell phone
or radio) a lapse of attention can cause a devastating crash. A Phoenix
truck accident attorney from Palumbo Wolfe & Palumbo can offer experienced
representation to victims who have suffered serious injury, or the loss
of a family member, due to truck driver negligence.
Our firm is not a personal injury accident mill. We handle only a select
number of cases. Attorney Elliot Wolfe, a partner in our firm, founded
the American Trial Lawyers' Association's Interstate Trucking
Litigation Group in 1990, serving as group chairman until 2002. We are
seasoned professionals with over 90 years of experience who know federal
and state laws regulating interstate commerce, including those specifically
directed at commercial truck drivers.
Helping You Obtain Justice In Truck Accidents
Due to overwhelming size and weight differences between passenger vehicles
and 18-wheelers, truck drivers have a responsibility to handle their trucks
with caution and in a safe manner. Unfortunately, common behaviors that
drivers in nearly all vehicles exhibit every day can have disastrous effects
if done by commercial truck drivers. Catastrophic injuries or
fatalities can occur if a trucker:
- Speeds, tailgates or drives recklessly
- Makes an abrupt lane change or fails to look before changing
- Becomes fatigued
- Uses drugs or alcohol behind the wheel
- Uses a cell phone or is distracted by the radio
- Eats while driving
- Focuses on conversation with a passenger
Other dangers, such as defective road shoulders, hills and curves, if not
addressed by an attentive truck driver, can also result in a serious accident.
Investigating a Negligent Truck Driver's Actions in a Crash
Truck accidents caused by driver inattention or other mistakes require prompt investigation.
We work with truck crash investigation experts to interview witnesses,
review driver logbooks and police reports, and obtain data from the truck's
"black box" recorder (similar to those recovered in helicopter
and plane crashes). We combine this information to determine how the truck
driver's actions contributed to the crash. Truck accidents are complex
matters that you should not face alone. Please
contact a Phoenix truck accident attorney to discuss your legal options for holding a negligent truck driver responsible
for your injuries or losses. Case assessments are free. We take no fee
unless we obtain a financial settlement or judgment in your case.