Trucking accidents account for 16% of all motor vehicle accidents and are most often caused by a negligent truck driver.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has reported that most trucking accidents in Arizona are caused by fatigue, speed, drug or alcohol use. To be honest, the cause can be any of those factors, but the results will almost always be devastating.
Personal injury, property damage, road closures and traffic, spilled cargo and lengthy or complex clean ups, and in many cases severe to fatal injuries can be sustained as a result of a semi-truck collision.
We see it all the time in our afternoon commute, on the news, and on social media. Thankfully there are laws in place to prevent fatigue and negligence; unfortunately, not all drivers abide by them. Certainly, when they are driven by delivery deadlines that their jobs depend on, or trying to make it home to their family after a long haul, some choose to push harder than they should.
Act Quickly After A Crash
If you are involved in a collision involving or caused by a semi truck, you may be entitled to reimbursement for medical costs, lost wages, pain and suffering or more.
It is vital that you take action immediately to allow for a proper investigation while the facts and evidence are still intact and available. Even if you are unsure who is at fault, how serious your injuries or damage are, or if there is a case at all, secure independent council to do some preliminary investigating to find out.