Trucking companies impose strict deadlines upon their drivers in an attempt to drive up sales and minimize costs. Consequently, truckers have enormous stress and pressures piled upon them and are often deprived of necessary sleep. Combining these factors with the enormous size of trucks makes truck accidents common and more fatal than typical automobile accidents.
Truck Accident Statistics
Even though Arizona truck laws and national regulations exist in order to minimize the occurrence of truck accidents, over 135,000 non-fatal truck accidents occur annually. Even more frightening, 4,300 fatal accidents occur each year.
Due to heavier weight, trucks are more prone to jack-knifing or rolling over than standard automobiles, which inherently results in a more catastrophic collision. In fact, truck accidents have an 80% greater probability of resulting in a fatality than a standard auto accident.
Causes of Crashes
While any driver is prone to a mistake, truckers may often be sleep deprived due to unrealistic deadlines, which increases the likelihood of a truck accident. Other common causes of truck accidents include:
- Unseen obstacles
- Defective tires
- Dangerous roadways
- Trucks exceeding weight limitations
If a trucker or trucking company’s negligence resulted in an accident, you may be entitled to financial compensation for your personal injuries and/or property damage, which can include:
- Loss of wages
- Medical bills
- Car repairs or replacement
- Diminished earning capacity
- Loss of companionship
- Physical and emotional pain
Why You Need a Truck Accident Attorney
Due to both Federal and State regulations existing, numerous complications surround truck accident cases. Jerrold A. Mayro has successfully resolved truck accident cases for more than 30 years. He understands the true worth of your case and will never settle for less than his best efforts.
The trucking industry employs insurance companies that can send agents out to the site of a truck accident in an attempt to obtain a statement that may limit your financial compensation. These insurance agents may be skilled at coercive pressuring techniques and may do anything in their power to force you to settle for less than you deserve.
If someone wants a statement from you, immediately call the law offices of Jerrold Mayro. Remain composed and do not let them take advantage of confronting you while you remain under emotional shock.
If you or a loved one has been involved in a truck accident in the Phoenix, Tucson, or Mesa, Arizona area, please contact our Arizona truck accident office today or call (602) 604-8400 to schedule your personal consultation with Jerrold A. Mayro.