Not all motor vehicles are the same. Too often, people discuss truck accidents and passenger car accidents in the same breath. The differences, though, are quite magnified. A trucking accident has key differences with a car accident. The main one is that injuries caused by a trucking accident are often much more serious.
If you’re faced with long-term injuries due to a truck accident or dealing with an insurance company that may try to shirk its responsibilities in Arizona, we can advocate for you. In Phoenix, Luis P. Guerra is an aggressive attorney with almost a quarter century of experience working in personal injury. He can make a difference if you’ve been hurt in a truck accident. You don’t have to face this issue alone.
There are a number of key differences between truck accidents and car accidents. Here are a few:
- Catastrophic injuries: A big rig can weigh up to 80,000 pounds. If your car is involved in an accident with a truck, your vehicle stands little chance. Serious injuries such as brain trauma, broken bones, paralysis or even death may result from a truck accident.
- Uncooperative insurance companies: Many insurers may be involved in a truck accident. This sometimes results in insurance companies attempting to minimize or deny claims.
- Financial liability due to many potential defendants: Truck accidents can be more complicated than a car accident due to the number of parties that can be liable. The list includes the truck driver, trucking company, truck manufacturer, manufacturer of parts or tires, firm that loaded the truck and company that serviced the vehicle.
- Investigations can be complicated: Investigation into a truck accident includes a thorough review of the records of the truck driver and truck driving company as well as the truck’s event data recorders. The truck, too, will need to be inspected for any equipment failure.
An injury stemming from an Arizona truck accident is a serious enough obstacle to overcome. But so is battling with an insurance company that may attempt to avoid paying the claims you deserve. In these situations, you need an advocate. We will be that advocate at Luis P. Guerra, LLC. To schedule a free consultation, contact us at 602-381-8400. Hablamos español.