Truck Accident Attorneys Serving Arizona
Though any motor vehicle accident in Arizona has the potential to be serious, among the most consistently serious are truck accidents. These are often the source of significant injury and property damage. Individuals who sustain serious injuries in a truck accident should consider their legal options, as these accidents can be completely devastating. Truck accidents are very complex, as these vehicles are massive and the person driving them has a very strenuous job. Sometimes the accident is the result of driver negligence, while other times it is the result of a faulty part on the truck. Regardless of the cause, the victim may be able to recover significant compensation for their injuries. If you need an experienced attorney that will fight on your behalf, contact Weintraub & Weintraub today.
What factors cause truck accidents?
Trucks are complicated vehicles. There are a wide variety of factors that can cause a truck to get involved in an accident. Some of the most common causes of truck accidents include, but are not limited to the following:
The nature of the job: Working as a truck driver requires an individual to drive for long hours each day while trying to abide by regulations and meet a deadline. Recent changes to truck driver regulations require that an individual can only drive for 70 hours a week, as opposed to the previous 82 hours a week. Truck drivers cannot drive for more than 11 hours out of each 14 hour work day. These regulations exist to prevent drowsy and otherwise unsafe driving.
The weight of the truck: Driving a truck requires careful attention. A driver must be able to step on the brakes before it is too late. Trucks can weigh up to 80,000 lbs and if a driver is not paying attention, they may not realize that it is time to step on the brakes in time. Often, trucks need about two football fields worth of space to come to a complete stop and avoid other vehicles. It is essential that truck drivers pay attention to when they need to slow down, otherwise, the results can be tragic.
Low visibility: It is no secret that trucks are massive vehicles. The size of a truck can make it hard for the driver to see other cars on the road or pedestrians in the streets. Truck drivers must account for this by taking extra precautions, especially as they change lanes or make turns.
Mechanical problems: It is important that a truck undergoes regular maintenance to ensure the vehicle is suitable for driving. Trucks have to go under more maintenance than cars do because they are often making major trips across the country. If a truck is not well maintained, issues can arise that would have been avoided had maintenances occurred. Sometimes, however, problems are going to happen regardless, such as a tire blowout.
Contact an Arizona Truck Accident Attorney
If you are the victim of a truck accident in Arizona, it is essential to contact a firm with your best interests in mind. Our firm can help you recover the compensation that you may be entitled to, including medical bills, lost wages, and more. The statute of limitations for a personal injury case in Arizona is generally 2 years from the date of an accident or incident. This means that time is of the essence. It is important to contact an attorney that can protect you. Weintraub & Weintraub is the right firm for you. With decades of experience, we are ready to take immediate action to help you recover the compensation you deserve. Contact us today.