More than ever, Arizona roads are filled with large trucks, and the number of truck and passenger-vehicle collisions continues to increase. Included in the term “large truck” is anything from large commercial vehicles, to dump trucks, moving vans, buses, and much more. Although the percentage of large truck accidents is fairly small compared to other types of accidents, collisions involving large trucks usually leave passengers in the smaller vehicle severely injured or dead.
Common injuries suffered by innocent passengers include:
- Burn injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Brain injuries
- Internal injuries
- Loss-of-limb injuries
These types of accidents can be much more serious and life altering than other auto accidents.
Finding out who is at fault is not always easy.
Although the truck driver or trucking company is not always the party at fault, often times they are in the position to prevent the accident from happening. Truck drivers work long, strenuous days, and face strict deadlines. The trucking companies implement guidelines that require drivers to meet deadlines, and if missed, drivers usually lose earning, causing them to drive faster and less carefully.
When occupants of a smaller vehicle are involved in an accident with a large truck, and the accident results in a wrongful death or serious personal injury, Arizona law provides the victims and their families the right to file a lawsuit against the responsible party.
Within wrongful death and personal injury cases, the victims or their families may seek reimbursement of:
- Lost earnings
- Permanent disabilities
- Medical expenses
- Funeral expenses
- All of the pain and suffering experienced by the victims and their families
Truck accidents often involve several players, including truck drivers, trucking companies, insurance companies, rig owners, shipping/loading agents, and many others. Because of the complexities of these types of accidents and the amount of parties involved, it is important to work with an experienced Arizona truck accident attorney. With Sparks Law Group you will have access to a skilled attorney that is dedicated to your unique case. We will use our impeccable courtroom ability, along with our background in trucking policies and settlement tactics, to get you the justice you deserve.