Trucking Accidents in Arizona
The statistics around trucking accidents – and to be clear – we are discussing 18 wheelers hauling large trailers (aka the Walmart, Safeway, Swiffer trucks) can be alarming.
According to a 2015 accident report, over half a million trucking accidents occur every year in the United States alone.
What’s worse is that about 5,000 of those result in death often the passengers in the smaller vehicle.
Having an accident with these massive trucks can be a horrifying experience as the sheer size and weight of such vehicles can tumble over crushing cars next to them, exploding after an accident with another large vehicle and many times, smaller cars are crushed beneath the crunching wheels of these beasts… In fact, we all just recently heard Tracey Morgan beat death by just a hair in a horrendous trucking accident.
2015 statistics dictates that 1 out 8 traffic fatalities involve a truck and that number is rising as the trucking industry reaches it trillion dollar mark in revenue this year.
Unfortunately most people know very little about the topic of trucking accidents and its only after their horrific accident that the consequences become a reality.
Factors Contributing to Trucking Accidents
Driving on any road holds the risk of danger and a potential accident but that danger is compounded when the following negligence comes into play on the truck drivers end:
Why This is Important to the Injured Party (YOU!)
The factors above are imperative as trucking accidents can become very complex very quickly.
Hiring an attorney almost immediately after a trucking accident may actually save your life in almost every regard.
When an accident of such magnitude occurs, the evidence gathering process is almost immediate. Trucking companies have their own representative out on the accident scene to collect evidence and to begin to construct a position of “It wasn’t our fault.”
With numerous parties involved including the truck driver (who can be transient because of travel and thus hard to serve), the trucking company. the equipment manufacturer, other negligent drivers…
And now your own collection of evidence?
And now a government entity may be involved?
After being in one of the most terrifying accidents one can encounter?
It’s time to get a personal injury attorney…
Yeah we think so too…
And do it ASAP.