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The roads and highways in Arizona are shared by drivers of automobiles, commercial trucks, and big-rigs, and collisions can result in devastating injuries to the occupants of smaller vehicles. Although state and federal truck safety laws are designed to protect the public, many accidents are the result of poor maintenance and driver negligence. If you or a loved one were injured in a truck accident, you need an experienced personal injury attorney to fight for your rights.
The Blischak Law Firm routinely handles truck accident cases in Phoenix, Scottsdale, Mesa, Tempe, Chandler, and throughout the state of Arizona. We are well versed in the applicable local, state, and federal truck safety laws and are dedicated to helping our clients achieve successful outcomes.
Two of the leading causes of truck accidents are poor vehicle maintenance and driver fatigue, however, accidents are also often the result of other factors, including:
Although there are a number of state and federal truck safety laws, trucking companies and truck drivers often fail to adhere to these laws. When accidents occur, they must be held accountable.
First, trucking companies are required to properly maintain vehicles: the braking systems, lights, steering, engine and other mechanical parts must be operating properly. In addition, trucking companies must also conduct routine safety inspections, and maintain records which must be available for review by authorities. If an accident is caused by a mechanical defect, the trucking company can be held liable for failing to adhere to these requirements.
In addition, truck drivers are required to abide by certain rules, starting with obtaining special licenses. There are limits to the number of hours truckers are permitted to drive, and they must also take regular rest breaks. In reality, however, truckers are often forced to skirt these rules because they must meet strict delivery deadlines. Moreover, most truckers cover long distances and can easily become fatigued.
Truckers can also become distracted by GPS navigation devices or other electronic equipment, with deadly consequences.
Finally, trucking companies have an obligation to ensure that all drivers are properly trained. However, in an effort to cut costs, some companies send inexperienced drivers onto the road. In the event of an accident that was caused by truck driver error, both the trucker and the trucking company can be held liable.
The most common types of truck accidents in Arizona include:
At the Blischak Law Firm, we believe that negligent trucking companies and truck drivers must be held accountable for accidents that lead to injuries. We know those accident victims are often at a disadvantage because trucking companies and their insurance companies rely on their own crash scene investigators in an effort to minimize their liability. For this reason, we routinely collaborate with a respected network of accident reconstruction specialists and forensics experts to level the playing field.
Over our many years of practice, we have helped truck accident victims obtain the compensation they deserve for lost wages, medical expenses, pain and suffering, and other losses. Being injured a truck accident is an overwhelming experience, but having an experienced attorney to rely on will put your mind at ease. Call our office today at (602) 252-1984 or fill out a contact form for a free consultation.
Blischak Law Firm is dedicated to providing our clients with informed representation when they need it most. If you are facing criminal charges or you have been injured in an accident, don’t go it alone. We will be your attorneys and your allies and make you case our cause. When you become our client, you can rest assured that we will work to protect your interests. Please contact our office today to set up a consultation.
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