A truck accident can change your life in an instant, leaving you with physical pain as well as financial and emotional stress. Because trucks are bigger and more destructive than every other vehicle on the road, they tend to cause the most damage and destruction when involved in accidents. There are many Arizona motor vehicle crash facts that support the dangers of truck-involved accidents.
If you or someone you love has been a victim, you may be eligible for compensation to pay for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages. A Scottsdale truck accident lawyer from Zanes Law will help.
At Zanes Law, we put the needs of our clients first, and our goal is to make your life as easy as possible throughout this process. We will even come to you for a free, no-obligation case evaluation, when and where it is convenient for you – in your home, at your office, or even in your hospital room. We never charge a fee until we recover money for you. You can sign up right away in a single phone call.
To speak with a member of the Zanes Law team and speak to a truck accident lawyer in Scottsdale, AZ today, call us at (833) 214-0917.
When you get hurt in an accident, the person or persons responsible should pay the damages. At Zanes Law, we will investigate your truck accident and identify all potentially liable parties. We will gather evidence proving their liability and then pursue them and their insurance company for the damages you deserve.
Truck accidents often have multiple parties that are financially liable – not just the driver but also, potentially, the trucking company that employs them. Other parties we might take a look at, include the truck manufacturer.
The driver almost always bears at least some of the responsibility for your accident. We will examine the police reports, determine if accident reporting procedure was followed and talk to witnesses to determine the fault of the accident. Even if you were assigned part of the fault, we will often still help you recover substantial compensation. Under Arizona law, just because you were partly at fault for an accident does not always mean you are ineligible to recover damages.
If the other driver violated a traffic law, drove drunk, or exhibited negligence in any way, we will use it to hold them liable. In addition, truck drivers are required to maintain detailed logbooks of their activities on the road. Their logbook features such information as the number of hours they drove versus the number of hours they rested, the maintenance that has been done on the truck, and much more.
If we examine the driver’s logbook and find that it is incomplete, inaccurate, or not up to date, that means the driver has violated trucking industry regulations, and we will use the violation to bolster our case for damages.
In Arizona, trucking companies have vicarious liability for the actions of their drivers. If the driver was “on the job” at the time of the accident – which, if they were driving their truck, they almost certainly were – we can pursue not just the driver but also the employer for damages. Vicarious liability often helps us recover a much more substantial settlement than we could get by going after only the driver. That is because trucking companies tend to have a lot more capital at their disposal and are thus more capable of paying big judgments or settlements.
The shipping company, meaning the company whose material the truck is carrying at the time of the accident, may also bear liability for your injuries and property damage. If so, we will go after them and their insurer for compensation.
If the truck itself had a defect or flaw that caused or contributed to the accident, we may be able to pursue the manufacturer for damages under Arizona’s product liability laws.
Depending on the unique circumstances of your accident, there may be additional responsible parties not listed above. We will investigate and find out. For a free consultation at your convenience, get in contact with a truck accident lawyer in Scottsdale, AZ from Zanes Law at (833) 214-0917.
When Zanes Law takes your truck accident injury case in Scottsdale, we will begin by taking inventory of every loss you have suffered because of the accident, both economic and noneconomic. We will assign a dollar value to your case, which we will estimate when we sit down with you for a free case evaluation. From there, we will build a compelling claim on your behalf, one that allows us to pursue the responsible parties and their insurers for full compensation.
We may be able to help you recover money for the following and more:
Arizona has a two-year statute of limitations on filing a truck accident injury lawsuit, but this deadline may vary based on a number of factors. If we need to, Zanes Law will have a truck accident lawyer in Scottsdale, AZ file a lawsuit to prevent the statute from expiring on your case. Call (833) 214-0917 to learn more.
The Zanes Law team is ready to get to work for you today. We will fight for the full and fair truck accident compensation you deserve. We offer a free case evaluation and will travel to you when and where it is convenient. You can sign up in a single phone call, and you never pay a fee until we win. To speak with a member of our team today, call us at (833) 214-0917.