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Scottsdale Truck Accident Lawyer

Large commercial trucks are many times the size and weight of standard vehicles on the road. They also have a particularly unwieldy shape, lengthy blind spots, and tires prone to blowouts due to faster wear and tear under heavy loads. When car travelers have an accident with a large commercial truck, the results are often devastating.

Arizona roads saw over 1,500 truck accidents in 2020 and with the increase in online retail, more trucks than ever are crowding roadways in Scottsdale and the Phoenix area. Truck accidents not only cause grave injuries, but truck accident claims can be more complex to navigate compared to other accidents since it’s often more challenging to identify the liable party.

If you’ve sustained injuries in a truck accident you may be unsure where to turn. Speaking about your case with a Scottsdale personal injury lawyer can help. The law firm of Hastings & Hastings has decades of experience representing clients injured in Arizona truck accidents. We aren’t afraid to take on powerful trucking companies and their insurance companies to ensure our clients have the best chance for the maximum payout for the damages they’ve suffered. Contact our office today for a free evaluation of your truck accident case.

Understanding Liability in Truck Accidents

Even if it’s clear that the truck caused the accident in your case, determining liability in truck accidents isn’t as easy as proving fault. In some cases, the driver is liable, but in other circumstances, liability for the accident could lie with the following:

  • The trucking company
  • The company that rented the truck
  • The truck manufacturer
  • The truck parts manufacturer
  • The truck maintenance company
  • Freight loading employees
  • Third parties

Not only do large, powerful trucks have a decided advantage in size over smaller vehicles on the road, but large, powerful trucking companies and their insurance carriers often have an advantage over accident victims. It takes a Scottsdale lawyer with years of experience in truck accident claims to investigate the accident and determine the party who is liable for the accident that caused your injuries before the case can move forward.

Before your Scottsdale truck accident lawyer can begin negotiating with the insurance company of the liable party to secure your compensation they must establish clear liability by showing the following:

  • That the driver, company, manufacturer, or other liable party owed a duty of care to keep others safe on the roads by taking all necessary precautions, performing maintenance, and following traffic laws
  • That the liable party breached this duty through an act of negligence or recklessness
  • That the breach directly caused the accident and your injury
  • That you’ve suffered damages as a result of the injury

You shouldn’t have to take on this challenge alone while you’re recovering from your injury. Let the Scottsdale truck accident attorneys at Hastings & Hastings PC advocate for your compensation while you focus on recovering.

What Damages Can You Recover After a Truck Accident?

Truck accidents tend to result in significant or even grave injuries. It’s likely that you’ve suffered economic and non-economic damages as a result. The Arizona courts recognize that injury victims deserve compensation for the following damages:

  • Medical bills and future medical expenses
  • Lost wages from missed work days and future lost wages for ongoing treatments and recovery time
  • Lowered capacity to earn in the case of accident-caused disability
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of enjoyment of life

A successful truck accident case gains victims substantial compensation for their damages so they can get the medical care they need and care for their family’s financial needs while they recover.

Why Choose Our Scottsdale Truck Accident Attorneys?

Hastings and Hastings, PC, has a long track record of successful accident claims in the Scottsdale area, including truck accidents. Let us put our decades of experience, investigative skills, resources, and strong reputation to work for you. Our team works on a contingency fee basis and offers free case evaluations. Call our law office today so we can begin a strategy for your unique case.