INJURED IN A TRUCKING ACCIDENT IN PHOENIX, AZ?
Truck accidents can result in devastating and life- changing injuries. Truck accidents are more common than some would presume. In the United States, about 500,000 truck accidents occur each year. These accidents result in around 5,000 fatalities every year as well. About 12% of all deaths in the United States are due to truck accidents. The amount of fatalities per collision is a high percentage, about one in every eight.
If you have suffered from a truck accident injury or if you have experienced the wrongful death of a loved one due to a trucking accident, contact Palumbo Wolfe & Palumbo. Our Phoenix truck accident lawyers have more than 90 years of combined experience helping individuals fight for the settlements they deserve.
We can handle all types of truck accident cases, including those involving:
TYPES OF TRUCKS IN TRUCKING ACCIDENTS
There are many different categories of trucks on the road that may get involved in accidents. The United States has approximately 15.5 million trucks, the types of trucks that make up part of this number include:
- 18 wheelers
- Tractor Trailers
There are many different types of accidents that can occur with a truck. The most common accident that our trucking accident lawyers have seen include underride accidents, head-on collisions, truck rollovers, rear-end collisions and side collisions.
CAUSES OF TRUCKING ACCIDENTS
Truck accidents can be caused by a variety of factors. Some of the common causes include:
- Reckless driving
- Defective equipment or equipment failure
- Overloaded trucks
- Inexperienced drivers
- Weather conditions
- Road design
- Impaired visibility
- Driver fatigue
- Driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol
- Distracted driving
The long hours that truck drivers remain on the road has a connection to the amount of accidents. Driver fatigue is one of the leading causes of accidents in Arizona. One of the other top causes is driving under the influence of drugs. About 26% of crashes involve the use of prescription or illegal drugs, which affected the reaction time of the driver. In order to recover damages in your truck accident case you will need to prove fault of the negligent party.
PROVING FAULT IN A TRUCKING ACCIDENT
In order to prove fault, it is important to collect evidence in your case that points the responsibility at the negligent party. Some of the helpful pieces of evidence that can assist in proving fault include the log book of the driver, the maintenance records of the truck, previous driving records, the weight and load records of the truck, the past equipment checks and any other pieces of evidence that can help your case. If the records show that the driver has been driving too long without a break or that the truck has not had maintenance or equipment checks, both the driver and the trucking company could be held liable for the accident. You need the help of a skilled trucking accident lawyer in Phoenix to help you investigate and build a solid case against the other party or parties involved.
LOOKING FOR AN ATTORNEY FOR YOUR TRUCK ACCIDENT CASE IN PHOENIX?
Palumbo Wolfe & Palumbo is a qualified personal injury firm that is familiar with the trucking accident claim process. With over a century and a half of experience, the Phoenix truck accident attorneys at the firm can help you fight for the compensation that you deserve.
Contact our firm today at (800) 752-1570 to schedule a free case evaluation. Rest assured that we work hard for each one of our clients and we do not collect a fee unless we win your case!