Phoenix Truck Accident Lawyer

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When a truck accident threatens to change everything, you have options. The time for action is now. A Phoenix truck accident lawyer from Zachar Law Firm, P.C. can help you take your life back. 

Defending the Rights of Phoenix Truck Accident Victims

The impact of a collision with a commercial truck or tractor-trailer can be devastating. Sadly, the brunt of these accidents is usually felt by the occupants of smaller vehicles. When someone else caused your accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your damages. 

Empathy

Truck accidents happen every day on our city’s main thoroughfares: I-17, I-10 and U.S. Route 60. But just because they’re common doesn’t make them any less devastating. We know what it means to fear losing everything after an accident—and we’re here to help restore your life to the extent possible. 

Integrity 

The trust placed in us by the community is demonstrated by the testimonials of our clients, as well as the professional credentials bestowed on us by our peers. As certified specialists in personal injury and wrongful death law, we dedicate ourselves fully to the practice of advocating for the people. 

Experience 

We’ve litigated high-profile accident cases in Phoenix, Arizona that hinge on the negligence of others on the roadways, securing millions of dollars in settlements and court-awarded compensation for accident victims. Simply put: We know what it takes to recover. 

Common Factors in Truck Accident Cases

Due to the sheer size of the trucks and other commercial vehicles on the roads these days, the consequences of finding yourself involved in one of these accidents is likely severe. When there’s a crash, negligence is often involved. Some underlying factors leading to truck accidents may include: 

Improper securing of cargo or maintenance

Improperly secured equipment or cargo can detach, putting drivers behind the truck in harm’s way. The same goes for when faulty brakes or blown tires cause a wreck. A failure to do their due diligence can mean these drivers are found responsible for other drivers’ losses. 

Driver fatigue

Truck drivers are often required to work long shifts as they struggle to keep up with the demands of their shipping schedules. When drivers overexert themselves, they can put us all at risk. If a driver makes the reckless decision to work on limited rest, their employer could be held liable for your damages. 

Distracted driving

Distracted driving is a rising factor in motor vehicle accidents, thanks to the growing influence of technology. Responding to a text or inputting directions is not a valid excuse for taking one’s eyes off the road. Sadly, it’s a common cause of truck accidents with devastating consequences. 

Overloaded trucks

When the amount of cargo on a truck weighs too much, it can cause a ton of problems for drivers. Heavy trucks, to name one example, may have difficulties braking in a safe and timely manner. 

Violation of traffic laws

Common examples of traffic violations that lead to accidents include driving with excessive amounts of speed, failure to stop at red lights or intersections, or failure to use a turn signal when turning, merging, or switching lanes. 

We Identify All Liable Parties Following a Truck Accident

Often, people make the understandable mistake of assuming that only individuals can be held responsible for negative outcomes on the road. In reality, many different pieces and parts make up a commercial trucking operation, and many of them could also be liable for your damages. These could include: 

  • The drivers
  • The driver’s company
  • The owner of the truck
  • The company responsible for loading the cargo
  • Parts manufacturers, distributors, or retailers

We Conduct a Thorough Investigation

At the heart of any personal injury case are a couple of core concepts, such as duty of care, causation, and damages. Truck accident lawsuits are no different. In order to secure the compensation you deserve for your damages, your lawyer must prove the elements of your case to either the at-fault party’s insurance company or a court-appointed jury. 

That’s why we take the time to examine any and all of the relevant evidence that could help you prove the negligence of the at-fault party. Examples of evidence commonly used in truck accident cases include: 

  • Trip and driving records, such as driver hour-logs or weigh station check-ins. 
  • Police reports from the accident
  • The driver’s record, including past citations, violations, or any criminal history
  • Expert testimony
  • The truck’s maintenance record
  • Parts manufacturer records

Recovering Damages for Your Injuries in Phoenix

At Zachar Law Firm, P.C., we understand the moments, hours and days after a truck accident can be some of the most difficult of your life. Dealing with the unexpected consequences of an accident is difficult. From the loss of life or limb to the economic costs, such as the costs of care or losing a form of financial support, it can be hard to imagine what justice looks like. 

The truth is that, in some cases, it may be impossible to make everything as it was before the day of your accident. To the extent that we can, we dedicate ourselves to getting you justice for the negligent actions of the at-fault parties in your case. 

In a civil case, reparations are made in the form of financial considerations. This compensation could include damages of both economic and non-economic nature. Some examples of compensation that may be available to you in a truck accident claim include:

  • Medical bills
  • Emergency room or ambulance fees
  • Physical therapy bills
  • Funerary expenses (in the case of wrongful death)
  • Emotional pain and suffering
  • Mental anguish
  • Lost income
  • Loss of earning capacity
  • Property damage

Phoenix Truck Accident Lawyer FAQ

Getting compensated for your losses requires individual legal representation. However, we’ve included answers to some of the most important questions we field from our clients. 

Is there a deadline to file my claim for a truck accident?

In civil law, a state’s statute of limitations sets the deadline by which all claims must be filed relative to the date of the accident in question. In Phoenix, Arizona, the deadline is generally two years from the date of your accident. 

Does Arizona place any caps on damages?

No. Damage caps are prohibited by the state constitution. In the past, we’ve secured settlements and awards in the millions of dollars, including a $47 million jury verdict for a case involving the state’s negligent lack of a roadway barrier on I-10. 

I can’t afford to hire a lawyer. What are my options?

When you work with us, we get paid only when you win a settlement or financial award. Our firm offers free consultations, and if you lose your case, you owe us nothing. We believe in fighting for the rights of Phoenix truck accident victims, regardless of their financial situation. 

Contact a Truck Accident Lawyer in Phoenix

When you’ve been injured in a truck accident, don’t give up. The hometown legal team at Zachar Law Firm, P.C., is ready to work diligently in pursuit of your justice. 

Call 602-494-4800 or fill out the form below to schedule a free consultation with a Phoenix truck accident lawyer from our firm.

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“Chris was very helpful and quick to respond. Whenever I had issues getting in touch with anyone else, he was the first to contact me. He really made sure I understood the process and made it so easy for me. I was and am happy to have Chris in my corner. Thank you for all you’ve done for me!”

- Keelie W.

“I can’t begin to thank you enough for taking my case. After being turned away from several firms, I had lost hope. The day I walked into your office I knew I had found a winning team. Thank you for taking the time to listen to me on that day. You worked my case with an exemplary level of professionalism, compassion, commitment and efficiency. I will never forget you.”

- Joanne D., AZ

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