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Here at Alcock and Associates, we completely comprehend trucking accidents. Some may believe that these types of accident cases are similar to accidents that only involve passenger vehicles, when in reality, these cases have many different considerations and legal variables. There are various different aspects of trucking claims that can SIGNIFICANTLY affect your ability to recover.

Commercial carriers or drivers are required by law to maintain detailed and updated maintenance and driving logs. If for some reason, there is a failure to maintain these logs or equipment, it can result in a civil claim. Also, if there is any destruction of evidence or covering up deficiencies, this can also impact your case. We have a team of very experienced, dedicated, and attentive lawyers who know what to look for and we know the best way to protect you.

Finally, given the nature of these types of accidents, trucking accidents usually result in injuries and consequences that are more serious compared to other accidents. Because of this, it is very important to have documentation for all medical bills, expenses and lost wages that were a result of the accident. If you or a loved one have been injured by a commercial truck or vehicle, we would love to speak with you and help you today. We even routinely make hospital and home visits for our clients who need it.

Here at Alcock and Associates we truly go the extra mile for our clients to ensure that they are informed and in good hands. We believe our experience, past results, and personal attention makes us different than most other Arizona attorneys.

TRUCKING ACCIDENT STATISTICS

Arizona, along with several other states in the U.S, have special laws that apply specifically to truck accidents. In fact, Arizona is actually one of only 10 other states that have changed their laws to enforce a slower speed limit for large trucks and other commercial vehicles. Large trucks such as tractor-trailers, single-unit trailers, and some cargo vans weighing more than 10,000 pounds, account for many of the large truck accidents that occur every year on Arizona highways.

Statistics show that year after year more than 450,000 large trucks were involved in accidents. There can be many factors that can contribute to these incidents or accidents, including problems with the truck’s brakes, poor driving conditions, and even the driver’s fatigue. In a recent survey, for example, almost 20% of truckers admitted to falling asleep at the wheel at least once in the previous three-month period. Truck driver fatigue is a very worrisome factor when it comes to commercial vehicle accidents.

There have been crash statistics that have revealed that at least 20% of large truck accidents are due to some form of negligence on behalf of the driver. Following are some common causes of truck accidents:

  • DUI
  • DWI
  • Driver Fatigue
  • Truck Overturns
  • Backing
  • Vehicle Collisions
  • Transporting Equipment with Trailers
  • Overloaded Trucks or Trailers
  • Loads That Shift Weight
  • Semi trucks jackknife in traffic

Approximately every 16 minutes there is another individual United States that will be injured or killed as a result of a truck driving accident. Also, at least a third of the victims who are injured from truck accident will suffer either a fatal injury or at least injuries that are life threatening.

CONTACT US

If you or a loved one have been involved in a truck accident that has caused a serious injury or even a wrongful death, contact the law firm of Alcock & Associates, P.C. today.

We are located on the top floor of the Renaissance Square Building in downtown Phoenix. The Law Firm of Alcock & Associates, P.C., is a top tier law firm and get real results.

We have a team of experienced lawyers who handle all types of claims including auto accident claims, personal injury insurance claims, medical insurance claims, fire insurance claims and much more. Feel free to call us at 602-989-5000.

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2 North Central Avenue, 26th Floor
Phoenix AZ 85004