A large commercial truck is many times the size and weight of a standard vehicle, making it a deadly force on the road. Trucks also have an unwieldy shape, large blind spots, and are more prone to tire blowouts than cars since they carry heavy loads on many tires. There were over 1,500 truck accidents in Arizona during 2020, and the growing popularity of online retail since that time means even more trucks on the roads. When a standard-sized motor vehicle has an accident with a large truck, the driver and/or passengers in the car often suffer very serious injuries.
Not only do trucks have an advantage over vehicles on the roads due to their size and weight, but the powerful insurance providers of trucking companies have an advantage over accident victims who may find the idea of fighting for their rights daunting while they’re in a vulnerable state. The Phoenix personal injury team can help. The Chandler truck accident lawyers at Hastings & Hastings have decades of combined legal experience defending the rights of clients who’ve been injured in truck accidents and a track record of success. Call or contact us today at our Chandler law office for a free consultation.
Even when it seems clear that the truck caused the accident to occur, it can be less clear where liability actually lies after a truck accident. Determining liability in this type of accident requires very specialized knowledge and investigative skills. While the truck driver may be the one at fault in the accident, other parties may hold liability including the following:
In some cases, a 3rd vehicle may have caused a truck to have an accident that then resulted in the injury victim’s crash. It often requires specialized investigative skills to identify the liable party in a truck accident and then craft a compelling case to demand compensation from the appropriate insurance company. Once it’s clear who is at fault in an accident, your personal injury attorney must prove the following factors to show liability:
The attorneys at Hastings & Hastings understand exactly how to investigate accident reports, interview witnesses and hire experts use all available means to prove liability and strategize your case for the best possible chance of gaining full compensation.
Because an accident with a large truck results in serious and even deadly injuries, it’s likely that you or your injured loved one has suffered both economic and non-economic damages. A successful truck accident claim can gain compensation for the following damages through a settlement or court award:
Gaining this essential compensation for your damages can help relieve financial worries and increase your access to the best medical care to maximize your recovery.
At Hastings & Hastings, we work for your case on a contingency-fee-basis so we get paid only when you do. We also offer free case evaluations. Call our Chandler office today so we can begin strategizing your case in the strongest possible way to help you gain the compensation you need and deserve in order to move forward after a truck accident.