Common Causes of Phoenix Truck Accidents

Truck accidents occur on a daily basis and affect thousands of lives each year. Whether a truck driver or other motorist is to blame a truck accident will require the immediate attention of an experienced Phoenix truck accident attorney. A Phoenix truck accident attorney can help a victim or a family member of a victim seek justice by going after every person or entity to be held legally responsible for any injuries or wrongful death.

A truck is no match for a smaller motor vehicle. As many trucks often weigh in excess of 80,000 pounds. This matched with speed even if at a minimum; can change the lives of victims and family members forever. In addition, trucks often are loaded with all kinds of materials, many of which increase the force, destruction and devastation when an accident takes place.

Phoenix Truck Accident Causes

A truck accident can occur due to negligence, recklessness and wrongdoing on the part of a driver or for any of the following reasons:

  • Unrealistic schedules
  • Long work-shifts
  • Inexperience
  • Driver fatigue
  • Dangerous weather conditions
  • Aggressive drivers
  • Reckless driving
  • Tailgating
  • Jackknifing
  • Rollover truck accidents
  • Speeding
  • Ignoring reduced speed limit
  • Failure to yield right of way
  • Mechanical failures
  • Driver distractions
  • Cell phone use
  • Unsafe backing
  • Alcohol & drug abuse
  • Overweight trucks
  • Under-loaded trucks
  • Failure to install blind spot mirrors
  • Poorly maintained brakes, lights & tires

How Our Truck Accident Lawyers Can Help

Any of the above can result in severe and life-threatening brain and spinal injuries, neck injuries, paralysis, disabilities coma, burns, disfigurement, loss of limbs, broken bones, lacerations and bruises or even in wrongful death.  Please contact a Phoenix truck accident attorney at our firm immediately if you or a family member have been hurt, injured or killed in a truck related crash so that every effort can be made to protect your future.

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