There are many different causes of truck accidents in Phoenix, Arizona. Some of the most common cases that we see involve driving at unsafe speeds, improperly loaded trailers, vehicle malfunctions, and driver fatigue. If you or a loved one has been injured in a truck accident in Arizona, please contact the experienced personal injury attorneys at Smith & Green, Attorneys at Law, P.L.L.C. We will help you receive full and fair compensation.
Causes of Truck Accidents | Examples
If the truck was not properly maintained, that could cause a serious accident. If the trucking company pushed the driver to break federal and state laws related to the number of hours they drive, that can cause driver fatigue. It can also cause the driver to take unreasonable risks in relation to speed and other driving actions that put everyone at risk. The truck driver could be responsible for the accident regardless of whether they own the truck, are contracted or employed by a trucking company. Driving at a speed unreasonable for road or traffic conditions, driving under the influence, and distracted driving are the most common reasons why a truck driver may be responsible for the accident.
There are times when a truck accident is caused because of a defective part. There are also times when trucking companies outsource the maintenance of their fleet. If the truck wasn’t properly maintained or if the maintenance company took shortcuts, the company that provided the repairs and maintenance may be liable for the accident.
Causes of Truck Accidents | Hire an Experienced Attorney
You need an experienced Phoenix truck accident lawyer to deal with the insurance company, trucking company, and truck driver. Signing a settlement agreement without first having it reviewed by a lawyer to ensure it’s in your best interest can strip away your legal right to sue or to get financial help with future medical expenses related to your injuries. A Phoenix truck accident lawyer looks out for your best interest and explains how the settlement agreement may affect you. If necessary, the lawyer may litigate on your behalf.