Highway accident statistics show that trucks are involved in one out of every nine traffic accidents and that in 94 percent of those accidents, the occupants of the other vehicle were injured or killed. There are many reasons why a truck accident might occur, but driver fatigue, reckless driving or speeding, and other safety violations will all be key factors to investigate in cases where money is at stake and the deadline is tight. Truckers and trucking companies often choose profit over safety, skirting the law, and fudging logbooks to avoid scrutiny. When a semi-truck collision occurs, it may require careful and thorough investigation to uncover illegal overloading, tampering with logbooks, or violations of HAZMAT regulations that contributed to deaths or injuries.
If you have been involved in a truck accident, or if a loved one was killed in a truck crash along a busy Arizona interstate like the 60, I-10, I-17, Loop 101, or Loop 202, you may want to consider filing a claim. You will likely have to fight to protect your rights but a skilled attorney will have the experience to thoroughly investigate and pursue your case.
Contact the Gilbert or Queen Creek law office of Wilson-Goodman Law Group, PLLC. Our personal injury attorneys have handled hundreds of car and truck collision cases. We know how to get answers in order to prove fault in truck accident cases.
It is wise to get legal advice as soon as possible after any motor vehicle accident with injuries or deaths.
Do not assume that the accident was completely your fault or that there is nothing that can be done until you have had an attorney look into the facts. Commercial vehicles must comply with many local, state, and federal trucking laws and regulations. These regulations are there to protect other drivers and a violation can signal a negligent or reckless disregard for your safety.