A Phoenix truck accident lawyer knows that truck accidents can be the most catastrophic crashes on the road, resulting in life-changing injuries. These massive vehicles are difficult to stop quickly, cannot safely make evasive maneuvers, and outweigh your car or SUV by several tons. At Gage Mathers Law Group, our Phoenix truck accident lawyer has been involved in cases involving some of the most catastrophic truck crashes in Arizona and the Southwest.
If you’ve been injured in a truck accident or lost a loved one in a truck accident, call (602) 258-0646 for a free consultation and see how our Phoenix truck accident lawyer can help.
There are many different types of trucks on the road, including semis, big-rigs, 18 wheelers, and tractor-trailers. These “road hogs” cause all kinds of crashes, including running victims off the road, underride collisions, head-on collisions, rollovers, rear-end collisions, and side collisions. Our Phoenix truck accident lawyer knows that these crashes are usually caused by the driver’s reckless behavior. A variety of causes are behind this reckless behavior, including:
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration investigates traffic safety with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. They report that the factors most likely to increase the risk that large trucks will be involved in serious crashes are:
Our Phoenix truck accident lawyer has extensive experience in bringing big-rig drivers and owners to justice when they cause a crash. If there is compensation to claim, we have the resources to help.
In a truck accident, you may be able to claim compensation for the following damages:
Your Phoenix truck accident lawyer will thoroughly analyze your case and circumstances to determine the maximum damages you can claim.
The most common damage claim after an accident is pain and suffering. Virtually every injury claim includes pain and suffering. Our Phoenix truck accident lawyer knows the best evidence for proving pain and suffering after a truck accident includes medical records, a pain journal or diary, testimony from family and friends, and photographs or videos of the injury. It is also important to document any physical activities the victim can no longer do because of their injuries. An experienced Phoenix truck accident lawyer has seen how all of this evidence is important to help fact finders understand the true nature and extent of your pain and suffering.
Truck accidents have a wide ranging impact, often causing accident victims to miss time from work. Lost wages due to missed work is when you are unable to work due to an injury or illness caused by a truck accident, and you are not able to earn the wages you would have been able to earn if you had not been injured. For example, if you were a construction worker earning $20 an hour, and you were injured in a commercial truck accident and were unable to work for two weeks, you could claim lost wages of $1,600. A Phoenix truck accident lawyer will work with your employer to prove your lost wage claim.
To prove loss of enjoyment of life in court, you must demonstrate that your injury caused a decreased quality of life and that you are no longer able to participate in activities or hobbies that you previously enjoyed. This can be done through medical records, testimonies from family and friends, and other evidence such as photographs and video. An experienced Phoenix truck accident lawyer knows that the more pieces of evidence you present, the more witnesses you have to explain your life before and after the accident, the better a jury will understand what you are going through.
The value of mental anguish is determined by the severity of the psychological distress caused by your truck accident. Juries and insurance adjusters often consider the degree of emotional distress, the length of time the distress lasted, and the impact it has had on your life. For example, if you were suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder due to a truck accident, you could seek compensation for the mental anguish caused by your PTSD from the truck accident. Our Phoenix truck accident lawyers have seen a wide-range of PTSD symptoms and understand how to effectively present this aspect of your damages.
Loss of consortium is a type of damage that can be claimed after a truck accident if you can demonstrate that the crash caused a decrease in the quality of your marital or family relationship. For example, you are seriously injured in a truck accident, your spouse and children may be able to claim loss of consortium if they can demonstrate that the truck accident negatively impacted the quality of their relationship with you. Our Phoenix truck accident lawyer has decades of experience successfully presenting loss of consortium claims to insurance adjusters, mediators, and juries.
The best results start when our Phoenix truck accident lawyer is able to begin investigating as soon after the accident as possible. Truck accident cases have unique issues like “disappearing evidence” and a culprit who leaves town because they were simply passing through at the time of the crash. Call a Phoenix truck accident lawyer at Gage Mathers at (602) 258-0646 to get started today
The different types of truck accidents our Phoenix truck accident lawyer has investigated:
|Pickup Truck Accident
|Dump Truck Accident
|Garbage Truck Accident
|Logging Truck Accident
|Tow Truck Accident
|Delivery Truck Accident
|Box Truck Accident
Over the last 5 decades, our Phoenix truck accident lawyer has seen a lot of changes in the truck industry–mostly for the better. Over that time, while we’ve been fighting to get our clients the maximum compensation they deserve, we’ve also been advocating for safer roads. We’ve written about how truck drivers can get distracted behind the wheel and the promises of new technology to cut down on crashes. At the same time, we’ve discussed the importance of truck safety inspections and how truckers can avert fatigue.
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured, please fill out the form below for your free consultation or call us at (602) 258-0646
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