Phoenix Truck Accident Attorneys
Do I Need a Lawyer for a Truck Accident?
If you regularly drive in Arizona, you are probably accustomed to sharing the roads and highways with large trucks. If you end up colliding with one of these trucks, it can be quite dangerous—even life-threatening. The size of a large vehicle and the force that it carries upon impact can cause a great deal of property damage and severe harm to both drivers and passengers.
Being the victim of a truck collision can cause severe physical injuries, as well as emotional and financial stresses. An experienced lawyer with Kamper & Estrada, PLLC can help you navigate the legal aspects of the accident and advocate for you as you bring a lawsuit against the negligent or reckless parties at fault.
A commercial truck or tractor-trailer accident can be devastating in many ways if you are traveling in the car that collides with such a vehicle. Damages to the driver, passengers, and vehicles may be substantial. Plus, these cases are typically quite complicated, as commercial and trucking companies do not want to have to pay out damages for their drivers’ negligence. This is one of the many reasons why it is so important to consult with an experienced lawyer as soon as you can following a collision.
What Does a Truck Accident Lawyer Do?
A truck accident lawyer will review any and all information you’ve collected at the scene of the accident. That’s why you should make notes and take pictures at the time of the crash. A lawyer can also access the truck driver’s logs, cell phone records, safety records, vehicle inspection records, and many other applicable pieces of evidence to help build a case in your favor. Plus, your lawyer will be present at your depositions and court appearances.
A lawyer can also guide you through filling out paperwork and filing court papers. With all the details covered and submitted without error, you stand an excellent chance of receiving the maximum award of financial damages possible. You’ll be able to pay for your medical treatments, lost wages and earning potential, repairs or replacement of your car, and psychological counseling for pain and suffering.
What Should I Do if the Truck Driver Was at Fault?
If your truck or commercial vehicle accident crash was caused by a negligent driver or trucking company, do not let the opportunity pass you by to have your medical expenses covered, your property and vehicle repair paid for, lost wages and earning potential compensated, and pain and suffering addressed.
Our firm commits our time and resources to investigating the accident and helping you receive the compensation that you deserve. We have a team of experienced and knowledgeable attorneys who specialize in handling truck accident suits. We help victims harmed by these accidents obtain the benefits they deserve, so they can focus on their recovery.
Contact a lawyer at our firm today to find out further information or to set up a consultation with an attorney and discuss your circumstances. We’re here to answer your questions and listen to your concerns, and we’ll do our best to help you recover what was lost.
If you are a victim of an accident due to the negligence of another driver, finding a lawyer may be necessary in order to obtain justice. Kamper & Estrada, PLLC is a Phoenix firm that will take our years of experience, combined with the dedication of our employees, and help you win your case. We are a law firm you can trust to help you during this troubled time in your life and help bring light to the situation.
Our team believes the client and their family comes first, so we try to make our clients feel as comfortable as possible and help them to understand that we are on their side and want the best outcome for them. If you are looking for lawyers with family values and integrity, look no further than Kamper & Estrada, PLLC.
Settlements for Truck Accidents
Accidents involving semis or other large trucks can cause serious damage to the passengers in the other vehicles involved.
Some outcomes of truck accidents include:
- Back injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Internal bleeding
- Loss of limbs
If you have experienced any of these outcomes due to being a victim of a truck accident, call our firm to set up a free consultation and help bring justice to the situation. Trucking companies can be tough to deal with when any type of lawsuit is involved. They know how to bend the rules and cut corners to lessen the severity of the situation. In these cases, you need Kamper & Estrada, PLLC.
We want to help fight for you in these unfair situations. We understand how trucking companies work these cases, and we believe we are lawyers you can trust to be on your side and fight for you every step of the way. Trucking accidents can yield serious injuries to the victim, including lifelong brain damage and even death. These types of injuries should not be written off and forgotten about. Our attorneys want to bring some relief to the situation and lessen the stress these injuries may bring.
FAQ: Truck Driving Behaviors
Truck accidents are not only serious—in some cases, they can be deadly. All truck drivers must be licensed in order to operate such large vehicles. With the additional weight to carry, a driver must know how to properly navigate the truck in strategic ways. Unfortunately, not all truck drivers have the experience necessary to share the road with other cars in a safe manner. Those who may be wondering what to do after suffering injuries from such an accident may find the following information helpful.
We have answered a few common questions a person may ask themselves or a truck accident lawyer after being struck by a commercial truck.
Who could be responsible for my injuries after a truck accident?
There are multiple parties who may be held accountable for your injuries. Each case is different based on the circumstances surrounding the incident, but any of following parties might be held responsible:
- The truck driver
- The owner of the truck
- The party or company that leased the truck from the owner
- The vehicle manufacturer (if tires, gears, or malfunctioning parts influenced the accident)
- The party responsible for improperly loaded or unsecured cargo
Do victims of a truck accident often seek legal representation?
Many people who are hit by a truck decide to get legal advice and counsel by meeting with a lawyer. An attorney will likely ask you to walk them through how the accident happened while evaluating the evidence. An experienced truck accident lawyer may also help you determine who should be shelling out the money to pay for your medical expenses, loss of pay due to missed work, and other damages.
What kinds of unsafe truck driving behaviors can cause an accident?
A truck driver must use sound judgement when operating a commercial truck. The average size of a truck can be up to 80,000 pounds, while in comparison, the average passenger vehicle is about 3,000 pounds. Due to this huge gap in weight, a truck driving carelessly can cause severe damage to any car they hit.
Some examples of unsafe driving behaviors can include:
- Not taking into consideration cars that may be driving within the blind spot
- Speeding in order to make a deadline
- Driving for longer than the maximum permitted hours and falling asleep while behind the wheel
- Changing lanes too quickly and without looking for cars that may be approaching
- Being distracted and not seeing a car has stopped ahead and failing to slow down in enough time to prevent hitting the vehicle
- Running a yellow or red light
- Turning at an intersection too rapidly and tipping over
Why is truck driver fatigue such a dangerous issue?
Truck drivers are often under very strict deadlines. Due to these pressures, they may skip a few breaks and drive longer for a single period of time than they should. During extreme exhaustion, the body may force a person into brief periods of microsleep, and they might not even realize it is happening. These few seconds of nodding off while driving can make the difference between avoiding an accident—or causing one.
Our Phoenix Truck Accident Lawyers Can Help
We have been working for the people of Phoenix for years. We are a family-oriented firm that strives to bring justice to those who deserve it. We understand how stressful and painful any case may be, especially truck accident cases. Our attorneys will bring their passion and dedication to the table each and every day to help you win your case. Winning a case will not turn back time and erase everything that happened, but it may provide help for medical bills and short- or long-term care.