Arizona Truck Accident Attorneys
If you have been involved in a truck accident, we want to express our deepest sympathy. These accidents are some of the most tragic auto accidents on the road. We see horrific injuries from truck accidents all the time and we dedicate our practice to getting compensation for these victims. We will work hard to get you the compensation you deserve for your injuries. This is our goal and we would be more than happy to show you how much we can help you.
Important First Steps
If you are too injured to stay on the scene and collect evidence, you should get on the ambulance and get taken to the emergency room. If you are able to stick around, there are several things you should do. You want to first make sure your vehicle is out of the way of traffic and that everyone involved is safe. You should call the police and get them on the scene right away. You should get the contact and insurance information from the truck driver as well as contact information from any witnesses. On top of that, we urge you to take photos and videos of the scene, all vehicles involved, and your injuries. We can use all of this to build a strong case for you.
How Compensation Works
Arizona allows for a lot of leeway in regards to getting compensation. We follow the rules of pure comparative negligence. What that means is if you have been deemed partially at fault for the accident, you can still receive compensation. Even if you are 99% at fault, you can still get compensation. The only catch is that your compensation will be reduced by the percent of fault you are deemed. For instance, if you are deemed 10% at fault and you are awarded $100,000 for your damages, you will be allowed to collect $90,000 of it to account for your partial fault. The only way to be completely barred from compensation is if you are 100% at fault for the accident. We will work hard to make sure that you are not blamed for the accident and that you receive full compensation for your damages.
Do NOT Talk to the Insurance Company
It is almost a guarantee that the insurance company will try to and get in contact with you after the accident. They will ask you for a recorded statement and make it seem like it would help your case if you obliged. You should never fall for this. They are looking to get an answer from you that makes you seem at fault for the accident. We truly urge you not to take that call or give a statement. Don’t give them any reason to withhold the compensation that they owe you. The best thing to do in a situation like this is to let your attorney take over all communication with the insurance company. They will make sure that the insurance company is held accountable for the damages you incurred from the accident.
Common Truck Accident Injuries
As mentioned, truck accidents can cause severe injuries. They can be truly devastating for people to be involved in. The most common truck accident injuries include:
- Concussion or traumatic brain injury
- Internal organ damage
- Spinal cord and neck damage
- Broken bones and fractures
- Cuts and lacerations
You need to get your injuries looked at right away. Do not delay getting medical attention. You may have so much adrenaline in your body right after the accident that you don’t feel the full extent of your injuries. Be sure to get yourself checked out right away.
Arizona Statute of Limitations
In order to be eligible for compensation, you must bring your claim within two years from the date of your accident. If miss the two year deadline, you will be barred from compensation. If you go to an attorney a day before the two year deadline runs out, they will not be able to help you. The sooner you get to an attorney, the better. It is important that you give your attorney as much time as possible to build you a strong case.
Call Our Office Today
If you have a serious injury from a truck accident, please do not hesitate to call our Arizona truck accident attorney today for a free consultation. We will do everything in our power to protect your right to compensation. We will handle the insurance company and make sure they are held accountable for the negligence of the insured. We will keep you from being blamed for the accident and ensure that you get the best possible result. Call our office today to set up your free consultation.