Having a 32,000 pound semi-tractor truck collide with a 4000 pound automobile is a recipe for disaster. Regardless of the “why”, truck accidents can be catastrophic and all too often deadly resulting in a very serious injury or wrongful death claims. Truck accidents can be caused from something as simple as driver error, the trucking company’s negligent maintenance of the semi and/or trailer, too many working hours or miles logged without proper rest or improper loading or securing of the cargo they are hauling. Arizona is home to several interstate highways used for truck hauling and with our mountain landscape several of these highways are extremely dangerous. The interstate highways that go through Phoenix Arizona, Metropolitan Maricopa County and Mohave County are some of the deadliest when it comes to trucking accidents.
Several of the members of the team at Gary Phillips Accident Law Professionals were formerly a part of the Significant Injury Group at Phillips and Lyon and therefore they specialized in handling personal injury claims involving trucking companies where there was serious injury or death. It is critical that you hire the “right” attorney as quickly as possible when involved in an accident with a truck driver at fault. The investigation into how the accident occurred can be time sensitive in order to preserve the evidence. There are times where it may not be the fault of the truck driver at all but the fault of a defect in the roadway design or improperly handled highway construction resulting in confusion and ultimately the accident. Hiring an accident reconstruction specialist will assist to piece together the whole picture of where the negligence lies, whether that is on the part of the truck driver, the loading company or a governmental entity. If a governmental entity is involved there can be shorter time periods in which to make a claim making your call to our office extremely important.
Dealing with corporate and commercial size insurance companies can be difficult and we do NOT recommend you do so on your own. Contact Gary and his team at Gary Phillips Accident Law Professionals and let us use our experience to protect your rights and make sure you are fully compensated for your personal injury claim.