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Phoenix Truck Accident Attorney

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Being involved in a truck accident in Phoenix can be devastating. At Panish | Shea | Ravipudi LLP, our attorneys understand the severe consequences that truck accidents can have on victims and their families. We provide compassionate support and legal advocacy to help truck accident victims pursue the financial compensation they need to move forward. Contact us today for a free case review.

Why Choose Our Phoenix Truck Accident Attorney?

  • We have collected millions of dollars in settlements and jury verdicts for past clients.
  • Our trial lawyers focus exclusively on personal injury law in Arizona and throughout the U.S.
  • We regularly take on trucking companies and large corporations to hold them accountable.
  • Your Phoenix personal injury lawyer will be by your side and put your needs first throughout your truck accident case.
  • We operate on a contingency fee basis, meaning you pay $0 unless we win your case.

How a Truck Accident Lawyer in Phoenix Can Help

Obtaining full and fair compensation for your losses in a truck accident case can be difficult without legal representation. Trucking companies and their aggressive legal teams and insurance providers do not easily pay full and just compensation to injured victims. On the contrary, they want to resolve claims for as little as possible to protect their own profits.

A truck accident attorney will protect your rights and pursue your best interests during the financial recovery process. Your lawyer will fight to obtain the full and just compensation you deserve for what may be life-changing injuries.  Your lawyer will help you navigate all stages of this often complicated process including insurance claim negotiations, the filing and handling of a personal injury lawsuit and even taking your case to trial to fight for what you deserve.

An attorney can thoroughly investigate the circumstances surrounding your truck accident to gather evidence, determine fault and hold the liable parties responsible. A law firm can hire experts to support your case, if necessary, and deal with insurance companies to fight for just compensation for your losses.

What Causes Truck Accidents in Phoenix?

Catastrophic commercial truck accidents are often caused by driver negligence, or the failure to act with a reasonable level of care. Trucking companies and truck drivers have a legal responsibility to obey all applicable state and federal safety laws and conduct business in a manner that does not breach the duty of ordinary care owed to the motoring public in operation of their commercial tractor trailers.. Unfortunately, this is not always the reality.

Tractor-trailer Big-rig accidents in Phoenix can be caused by any of the following examples of negligence:

  • Truck driver error
  • Failure to obey traffic laws
  • Speeding
  • Distracted driving
  • Driver fatigue
  • Impaired driving
  • Inadequate driver training
  • Overloaded or improperly loaded truck
  • Poor fleet vehicle maintenance
  • Dangerous roadway defects

Truck drivers often operate under tight deadlines and are given financial incentives to make deliveries despite unsafe conditions such as bad weather, a truck that is in need of repair or driver fatigue. Pressure from trucking companies can result in serious and fatal truck accidents in Phoenix.

Common Truck Accident Injuries 

The size and weight disparity between a big rig and a passenger car means that the latter vehicle almost always sustains the worst of the damage. Our Phoenix car accident lawyers have seen all types of accidents and can help you recover the maximum compensation for your injuries.

Commercial truck accidents can cause a wide range of serious injuries to the passengers in the smaller car, including, but not limited to:

  • Bone fractures;
  • Burn injuries;
  • Traumatic brain injury and concussion;
  • Internal injuries;
  • Lacerations, scarring and disfigurement;
  • Losses of limb;
  • Neck and back injuries;
  • Other orthopedic injuries;
  • Spinal cord injuries;
  • Paralysis;
  • Severe emotional distress and
  • Death.

If you suffered any type of injury or a loved one lost his or her life in a fatal truck accident, our lawyers can help you pursue fair compensation in Phoenix.

What Makes Truck Accident Cases Unique?

Hiring an experienced attorney to represent you can be beneficial after any type of harmful accident. However, several elements that are unique to truck accident cases make it even more important to hire an attorney for advocacy and assistance for this type of claim.

Powerful Adversaries

Trucking companies make challenging adversaries during insurance claims and personal injury suits. For example, a trucking company will most likely have a rapid response team to the scene of the accident immediately – often, even before police arrive.

A rapid response team is a group of carefully selected professionals led by defense attorneys who will work closely with an insurance company to protect the trucking company from liability, or legal and financial responsibility, for your accident.

Liability Disputes

Your truck accident claim will most likely be against a trucking company or corporation rather than an individual driver. Your case may also involve other liable parties, such as a cargo company, a truck manufacturer, another driver or the government.

Trucking companies are often held liable for accidents involving their trucks and drivers, even if a driver is classified as an independent contractor. The legal doctrine of vicarious responsibility applies to trucking companies under federal law.

Complex State and Federal Laws and Regulations

Commercial trucking companies are required to abide by applicable state and federal laws that can be complex and difficult to navigate.  An attorney that understands the applicability of these regulations is vital in a trucking accident case.

These laws cover many areas including:

  • Hours-of-service restrictions for drivers;
  • Drug and alcohol testing requirements;
  • Cargo loading and securement rules;
  • Fleet maintenance regulations;
  • Driver training minimums;
  • Vehicle inspection requirements;
  • Electronic vehicle data requirements; and
  • More.

If there is proof that one or more federal laws were broken in relation to your truck accident, this could serve as evidence against the defendant.

Unique Types of Evidence

Truck accident cases in Arizona often involve unique types of evidence, such as the truck’s electronic data recorders commonly referred to as the “black box,” GPS positioning data, on board video recording, trucking company compliance records, truck driver medical and driving histories, hours of service logs, vehicle inspection reports, training records and videos and truck maintenance records. An attorney can help you access, preserve, collect and present the evidence available in a compelling way to support your case.

Types of Financial Compensation Available for a Truck Accident Case

The value of every truck accident case is unique. At Panish | Shea | Ravipudi LLP, we will aggressively negotiate on your behalf for the best possible results for your specific case.

A settlement or judgment award may include compensation for your:

  • Past and future medical expenses;
  • Past and future lost income and future earnings;
  • Long-term or permanent disability or disfigurement;
  • Motor vehicle repairs or replacement;
  • Rental car and transportation costs;
  • Pain, suffering and emotional distress;
  • Wrongful death damages, if applicable; and
  • Punitive damages.

Our attorneys have successfully resolved many commercial truck accident cases, with case results that include a $39.5 million settlement and a $35 million settlement for two separate wrongful death truck accident cases. If you have lost a loved one in such a tragedy, seeking the guidance of a Phoenix wrongful death attorney can help you navigate the legal process and seek justice.

Request a Free Truck Accident Case Consultation in Phoenix

You have already gone through enough as the victim of a truck accident in Phoenix. You do not have to go through the legal process alone, as well. The attorneys at Panish | Shea | Ravipudi LLP are prepared to help you pursue justice, accountability and maximum compensation for your truck accident.

We are committed to preserving the rights of truck accident victims in Phoenix and throughout the state of Arizona. Contact us today for a free case consultation. Call (877) 800-1700 or send us a message and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

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