What You Need to Know About Truck Accident in Phoenix AZ
Truck accident in phoenix AZ, it’s a so much important issue for all kind of victims of truck accident at this area. Without this, it’s also an important matter for law related people.
Truck accidents can be devastating. A normal passenger vehicle barely stands a chance in a collision with your average commercial truck.
Truck accidents are also some of the most complex personal injury cases you could possibly be involved in. If you’re going to win a settlement capable of addressing all of your needs and expenses, then you’re going to need a true truck accident expert: an attorney who specializes in this kind of case.
Is it hard to win a truck accident case in Arizona?
Yes, and for a variety of reasons.
First, most of the time trucks are owned by major corporations. Arizona is decidedly pro-business. Both judges and juries are often a little more reluctant to move against them.
Second, these trucking companies are extremely powerful. They do not want to pay your claim, and they will fight you tooth and nail to avoid doing so. They will do everything they can to lay the blame at your feet.
Third, there is a lot more to truck accident liability than “who struck who that night on the highway.” Truckers are held to higher standards, and you need an attorney who will examine all of the resources at their disposal to find violations of those standards.
For example, by law truckers are supposed to rest and sleep for a certain amount of time before getting back on the road. They hardly ever do so though. Trucking companies are notorious for setting standards that all but guarantee their drivers must violate the law to stay employed. So you need an experienced truck accident attorney who will examine both the logs and the trucker’s “black box” to find discrepancies.
Truck companies are also held to higher standards when it comes to hiring and training their people. If their driver wasn’t up to the challenge of operating a heavy truck or wasn’t trained properly, then they bear a greater share of the blame for the accident.
Many trucking companies fail to maintain their vehicles properly as well, and this causes many accidents. Again, you need an attorney who knows how to spot these violations.
Finally, you should expect all kinds of dirty tricks. For example, trucking companies often like to claim their drivers are “independent contractors,” so they can pass the buck on to the drivers. Thus you’ll need an attorney who is familiar with the “employment test” and can use it to prove the company was ultimately responsible for the driver’s conduct.
How much is the typical truck injury claim worth?
Truck accident settlements run the gamut. A truck accident will be calculated much like a regular vehicle accident would be. Your economic losses like medical bills and lost wages get taken into account first. After that, the settlement takes pain and suffering losses into account.
In truck cases, the big payouts come when your attorney can find some misconduct. When you see a massive truck settlement in the media it’s usually because the settlement includes some sort of punitive damages.
How to Strengthen Your Truck Claim
There is absolutely no way you’ll get a fair settlement out of the trucking companies yourself. You need an attorney who will get the job done for you.
The faster you get one of our attorneys involved, the better your chances will be. Contact us today to set up an initial consultation.