When you are traveling in and around the Phoenix area, do you ever notice how many large commercial trucks we have around? They are the lifeblood of our economy, ensuring that the goods we use and consume are always available and that the materials that build our infrastructure are always flowing in.
Unfortunately, there are times when these trucks get into accidents. Do you know where to turn if you are injured in an accident with a large truck?
At Lorona Mead, we can provide you with a Phoenix truck accident attorney who will work tirelessly to secure the compensation you need for all of your accident-related expenses.
What Can Happen
When you are out and about, how many of these do you see regularly?
- Eighteen wheelers
- Construction trucks
- Cement trucks
- Dump trucks
- Garbage trucks
- Package delivery trucks
When we add up all of the crashes involving some kind of larger truck, we see that there were more than 10,000 during the latest reporting year in Arizona.
The most common cause of accidents when it comes to large trucks is vehicle failure. When we talk about vehicle failure, we often see problems with:
- Tires and wheels
- Connecting parts
If anything goes wrong with a large truck while it is moving at a high rate of speed, the driver could lose control of the vehicle.
Driver negligence also plays a large part in truck accidents. Examples of driver negligence can include:
- Alcohol or drug impairment
- Operating while distracted by a cell phone
- Speeding or reckless driving behavior
- Carrying a larger load than legally allowed
- Driving more hours than legally allowed in a day
Why They Are So Bad
Truck accidents are often devastating because:
- These are very large vehicles
- They can weigh tens of thousands of pounds
- They are often carrying dangerous materials
- They are often driver at a high rate of speed on highways
When accidents occur with trucks of this size, they have a potential to cause a mass casualty incident. It is common to see severe injuries as a result, from spinal cord and brain trauma to severe internal bleeding and organ damage.
These injuries can become incredibly costly when it comes to medical care, but those are only the beginning of the expense people incur during the aftermath of an accident. Costs often not considered include lost wages and benefits of a person cannot work as well as emotional and psychological trauma.
What Are Your Options?
We know that getting into an accident with a large truck is scary. At Lorona Mead, we want to make sure that you receive the compensation you deserve. This can include:
- Coverage for medical bills
- Lost wage recovery if you cannot work
- Pain and suffering damages
- Punitive damages against the driver or company
We know that you need to focus on healing from your injuries and being with your family. Let us handle the insurance companies and other parties. When you need a Phoenix truck accident attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling 602-385-6825.