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If you or a loved one has been unfortunate enough to be involved in a commercial truck accident, you may be left wondering what to do next. These types of accidents have a huge financial and personal impact on you- from injury and ongoing suffering to the damage done to your own vehicle and you’ll need legal support to help carry the burden.

In the state of Arizona, trucks are relied on to help businesses across the country with deliveries and supplies and are the majority of the road users on our highways. Due to their frequent use, however, it immediately makes them more vulnerable to having accidents with many of the repercussions having a significant impact on both the company and driver as well as the other vehicle involved. 

The injury attorneys at Phoenix Accident and Injury Law Firm near you have significant experience in helping clients who have been in a commercial truck accident.  Our offices are conveniently located in nearby Chandler, Peoria, and North Phoenix, and we can meet in-person at our nearby offices, over the phone, or video call.  You can contact us for a free consultation, or read on to find out more.

By the way, we will also help with other problems that have cost you sleep, like getting a rental car very soon and finding a nearby doctor who can help you. Even the best legal team isn’t good enough if your quality of life isn’t sustainable while justice and compensation are on the way. The whole point of legal action is to regain quality of life, so we help you long-term as attorneys and short-term as your go-to people. Our familiarity with the local Phoenix courts makes us confident that we can help you get the best settlement possible.

Commercial Truck Accidents 101

A commercial vehicle is defined as a large vehicle like a large van, truck, or trailer driven by a worker on behalf of a company. Typically, the driver will be expected to work long hours, covering hundreds if not thousands of miles for their employer, statistically making them much more likely to be involved in an accident. Due to the size and weight of a typical truck, it often means the accidents cause significantly more damage to both individuals and the vehicles involved making the accident much more costly and more likely to cause injuries.

In the state of Arizona, there are laws on how long commercial drivers can be on and the responsibility of checking both vehicle maintenance as well as river wellbeing is that of the overall company. Sometimes accidents with commercial trucks are caused by a mechanical fault, other times carelessness from the driver, or lack of concentration after a long drive.

How the law in Arizona handles commercial truck accidents

If you’ve had an accident within the state of Arizona, you’ll be relieved to hear that the law is much stricter for drivers of commercial vehicles, as it’s essential they follow all rules of the road to minimize the potential for accidents. Our experienced accident attorneys can explain the implications of having a crash with a commercial truck and the laws around licensing that the employer will have to meet too. In circumstances where the drivers’ company isn’t held responsible for the accident, the case can become much more legally complex as liability will then fall elsewhere. 

When a commercial truck has been involved in an accident, it’s the responsibility of the other party in the accident to prove the accident happened due to the truck drivers’ negligence. This can include proving they were driving over their allocated hours or because of the time of day or weather conditions etc. The attorney representing the driver involved will help uncover factors like this that will help prove negligence. If your case isn’t straightforward or is becoming more complex due to third-parties and their responsibilities, it’s highly advisable to hire an experienced accident attorney,

Get Help Now 

At Phoenix Accident and Injury Law Firm near you, we have more than 15 years of experience helping clients obtain compensation for their personal injuries, including those from commercial truck accidents in the Phoenix area. When you’re ready to talk, please contact our office to arrange a free initial consultation by phone or at our Chandler office, conveniently located near you.

If you have been in a commercial truck accident, contact Phoenix Accident and Injury Law Firm in nearby Chandler, AZ to speak with an experienced personal injury attorney. We provide personal injury legal services to clients in your area including Chandler, Gilbert, Mesa, Scottsdale, Tempe, and Peoria.