Tucson Truck Accident Lawyer
Truck Accident Statistics
As shown in crash statistics provided by the Arizona Department of Transportation, there were 12,351 reported truck and bus accidents in the year 2011. Of these commercial accidents, there were 3,672 injury accidents and 109 fatal accidents. Commercial trucks can weigh up to 40 tons - or 80,000 pounds - when loaded to federal regulated capacity. As a result, they can cause a great deal of damage and personal injury if the driver is negligent, intoxicated, or tired and causes an accident.
Causes of Truck Accidents
Types of truck accidents include rear-end accidents, side-on accidents, side-swipe accidents, jackknife accidents, truck rollovers, and runaway trucks. Tire defects are also a common cause, since a blowout can cause a truck to lose control and crash. Negligent employers may also be responsible, since it is their responsibility to maintain the trucks and ensure that the drivers are properly trained and licensed. If you have been injured in an accident caused by a truck driver, you will need to face the big insurance companies. Hire a Tucson personal injury lawyer from Kinerk, Schmidt & Sethi, PLLC today for the experienced and recognized legal representation you need.
Hire a Personal Injury Attorney in Tucson, AZ
Our firm is recognized by insurance company for its willingness to go to court. Our lawyers prepare each case for trial from the moment we accept the case, which makes it highly likely that the insurance companies will agree to a satisfactory settlement instead of taking your case to court. Review your case with a skilled attorney today by calling our offices or filling out our free case evaluation form to set up an appointment. Each of our lawyers has recovered multi-million-dollar settlements and verdicts and is more than capable of maximizing your compensation. Contact our firm right away to learn more!