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Tucson Trucking Accidents

Tucson Trucking Accidents

Collisions between commercial trucks and passenger vehicles typically lead to serious injury or death. There are more than 400,000 accidents involving large trucks every year. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) disclosed that in the year 2009, there were more than 3,000 deaths involving truck accidents. The next year, 1,000 more fatalities were reported. Tucson trucking accidents are common due to the great transportation capacities that this city processes every year through our freeway system.Catastrophic and even fatal accidents occur every day throughout the United States and Arizona. Negligent truck drivers and their companies need to be held responsible for their actions because accident victims suffer tremendously.In the case of improper maintenance or defective products, truck drivers themselves may be injured or killed without any negligence of their own. In any event, we can review the facts of the case and begin a claim on your behalf.

Who’s Responsible for Tucson trucking accidents?

It is important to review all the facts of the case to determine who may be held liable for your injuries. The driver and the company who hired the driver may be liable. Further, any company that failed to maintain the truck may be responsible for the payment of your losses. Lastly, the company that manufactured the parts that caused the accident may also be sued if there is an indication that the component led to a malfunction and to the accident.The log books, company records, and the electronic on-board recorders can reveal much information about the accident. Further, witnesses, police reports, notes from the emergency personnel, and the report from law enforcement can help us find useful information in your case. This information can also lead us to the right people to interview or to the experts who can download and interpret data from the truck.The following individuals or entities may be held liable in your truck injury case:
  • The truck driver. For failing to conduct pre-driving inspections, for driving too fast, for making illegal or unsafe turns and passes, for failing to brake, for driving drowsy or under the effects of medication, or for not securing loads. These are some examples of negligent driving or negligent actions prior to driving. However, some truck drivers have even been stopped for driving under the influence of alcohol or even conducting illegal activities while under the scope of their employment.
  • The trucking company who hired the driver. Truck companies can be held responsible for your injuries if they fail to conduct proper background checks of the drivers. This is so because a proper employment application should check for a current CDL, a driving history, medical conditions, criminal history, and employment background. Truck companies should also make sure that their trucks are in a good condition and that they have the proper equipment in case of an emergency.
  • Truck manufacturer: The commercial truck may be dangerous from the time that it is first put on the road if it does not have the proper gear. The components such as the tires, brakes, hydraulics and lights, may be defectively manufactured and may cause an accident.

Our Work In Tucson Trucking Accidents

You can be assured that we will handle every case with the most diligent manner. We will conduct interviews, depositions, discovery, and compel the production of documents that the defendant does not want to produce. All of this pre-trial work allows us to be ready to try Tucson trucking accidents before a jury if the defendant’s insurance company does not want to settle for a fair amount.Our clients deserve fair and full compensation so that they may rebuild their lives after a tragic accident. Call our truck accident attorneys for a free consultation at 520-577-0707.
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