Trucking Accident Lawyers
Personal Injury Lawyers Serving Tucson, Phoenix, Flagstaff and all Arizona cities and communities
Accidents involving semi-trucks are extremely hazardous events that are considered by many to be significantly more dangerous than automobile crashes. Because these vehicles are very large and heavy, they have the potential to obliterate anything else that lies in their path of travel – including cars, bicyclists, and pedestrians. Every year, thousands are killed in trucking accidents. Of those fatally injured, the vast majority are passengers or drivers of other vehicles.
Trucking accidents happen for a number of reasons, but many times they are the result of either vehicle defect or truck driver error. If someone you love has died as a result of an 18-wheeler accident, then you may have a right to take legal action against the responsible party. Call the Tucson, Phoenix, and Flagstaff trucking accident lawyers of Miller, Pitt, Feldman & McAnally today to speak with one of our experienced attorneys about your situation.
Causes of Trucking Accidents
Trucking accidents may result from truck driver error, vehicle malfunctions, or risky acts committed by other vehicles. Common causes of injury-inducing or fatal semi-truck accidents include the following:
- Aggressive driving or unsafe driving decisions
- Driver fatigue
- Distractions while operating a moving vehicle
- Vehicle malfunction, either due to manufacturer error, distribution-related damage, or failure to maintain vehicle
- Overloaded trucks or trailers
Brake malfunction is the most common form of vehicle malfunction that may cause a serious or fatal accident. If you have sustained an injury from a trucking accident caused by this type of equipment failure or any of the above reasons, then you may have a right to damages. Call the Tucson, Phoenix, and Flagstaff trucking accident attorneys of Miller, Pitt, Feldman & McAnally today to learn more about your legal options.
We Can Help
Many trucking companies have established protocols and regulations in an attempt to reduce their drivers’ chances of being involved in a trucking accident. Examples of these measures include limits on the numbers of consecutive hours spent on the road and maximum travel speeds. Despite these efforts, however, many truck accidents still occur. If you have been involved in one of the following types of trucking accidents, the Tucson trucking accident attorneys of Miller, Pitt, Feldman & McAnally can help:
- Drunk Driving Accident Victim
- Truck Defect/Malfunction
- Trucking Company Negligence
- Truck Driver Error/Negligence
- No-Zone Truck Accidents