Tucson Truck Accident Attorney
A collision with a large commercial truck can change your life in an instant. Due to the sheer size and weight of 18-wheeler tractor-trailers, occupants of smaller passenger vehicles are often catastrophically injured. Injuries of this magnitude can create extreme financial distress as medical bills mount and victims are unable to earn income. However, you don’t have to face this difficulty alone. At The Entrekin Law Firm, we can help.
If you or a loved one has experienced an injury in a truck accident that was caused by someone or something else, you could be entitled to compensation for all the associated costs. Our Tucson truck accident attorneys can handle every aspect of your case, while you focus on recovery. Call today for a free consultation.
Common Causes of Truck Accidents You Could Recover Compensation For
If a truck driver or trucking company is responsible for the accident that left you injured, they may owe you financial compensation. However, determining the cause of your accident and who may be liable requires the collection of evidence and assessment of the unique facts and circumstances of the accident. At the same time, the trucking company and its insurers will begin building a case against you immediately following the collision. At The Entrekin Law Firm, our truck and car accident lawyer in Tucson can level the playing field, preserve evidence that may be lost or destroyed, and protect your best interests.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has strict requirements and regulations for the operation of commercial vehicles. A thorough investigation may uncover that the driver had been at the wheel longer than the FMCSA allows or failed to take a long enough break to rest, the vehicle had been improperly maintained, or the company was negligent in hiring the driver in the first place.
Additionally, drivers of large trucks must have commercial driver’s licenses and drive safely and responsibly to minimize the risk of accidents. If a truck driver was not given adequate time off between shifts and was driving while drowsy, their employer and their insurance company will be liable for your damages. Even when a driver is completely safe and responsible on the road, malfunctions in their truck or related equipment can cause an accident that will entitle you to compensation for the related damages.
Connect with a Tucson Truck Accident Lawyer
The damages that you are entitled to for your truck accident can only be recovered if you prove them with evidence, then successfully negotiate a settlement or win against the at-fault party in court. Doing this requires an understanding of your local court and procedures, how to collect evidence that is admissible in court and a knowledge of how to negotiate a settlement with the insurance company.
At The Entrekin Law Firm, our truck accident attorneys are ready to fight for justice on your behalf and hold trucking companies accountable for the injuries caused by their vehicles. If you or a loved one have been injured in a truck accident, call today for a free and confidential case evaluation. Our Tucson personal injury attorneys are standing by to listen to the facts of your case and go over your legal options.