Common Causes of Truck Accidents
Thousands of trucks travel through the Tucson and surrounding areas every single day. Having to share the road with these large vehicles can be a daunting affair for the drivers and passengers of smaller motor vehicles. One wrong move and many innocent lives are instantly put in harm's way. A truck's size, its weight, the speed at which it is traveling and its ever-shifting cargo load dramatically increase the potential for a serious accident. As the victim of a truck accident you have a far greater chance of recovering the damages you seek if you are being represented by an experienced Tucson truck accident lawyer. Our firm has been defending the rights of personal injury accident victims in the Tucson area for more than 40 years. We have recovered millions of dollars on behalf of our clients. In one settlement we were able to obtain $3.5 million dollars for an 18-year-old client who had suffered brain injuries after being broadsided by a retail delivery truck. The driver had been talking on his cell phone at the time of the accident.
Truck accidents can be caused for any number of reasons. Some of the most common causes of truck accidents in and around the Tucson area include truck driver negligence, truck driver error, driver distraction, driver fatigue and intoxication. Unreasonable schedules and delivery deadlines imposed by the trucking company can also result in drivers violating hours of service (HOS) regulations which, when adhered to, can help prevent unnecessary accidents and injuries. Improperly loaded or secured trailers, the lack of proper truck maintenance, inadequate training and defective equipment can all be responsible for causing a severe or fatal truck accident as well. If you have been seriously injured in a truck accident our firm can help you determine who needs to be held liable for your accident and injuries. We will work diligently to help you prepare your case to recover the compensation you seek.
Why you need an Experienced Tucson Truck Accident Attorney
Determining liability in a truck accident is not always as a simple task. Each accident case is different and many factors will go into proving negligence so that justice can be served. Our attorneys are extremely familiar with the state and federal regulations truck drivers must follow. We are also well aware of the fact that trucking companies and their insurance companies are not always forthcoming when sharing documentation and other facts that could in turn prove their negligence and require them to make a substantial payout to settle a claim. We do not back down in the face of opposition. Our clients trust us to always work with their best interests in mind and that is what we do.