Truck accidents result from a number of different factors in Phoenix and across the rest of the Valley. Some collisions are caused by errors on the part of other drivers. Other crashes occur because of truck driver fatigue. And still in other instances, speeding or driving too fast for conditions may lead to a crash. Regardless of the specific factors that contributed to a collision, those involved in truck accidents are likely to sustain injuries, and in the worst cases, be killed due to the extreme forces associated with an impact.
The victims of truck accidents in Phoenix have certain protections and certain rights under the laws of Arizona which may include the right to seek a financial recovery for the losses experienced, including medical expenses incurred, lost wages missed from work, and even pain and suffering. These claims are separate and distinct from any traffic-related tickets or charges brought by local authorities and often are available even if a responsible driver does not get a ticket in the crash. These cases can be complicated so it may be a good idea to speak with an experienced personal injury lawyer to learn about the effects of your accident if your have been hurt in a collision.
Police in Phoenix were called to the scene of a collision between a semi-truck and a pedestrian late this morning and resulted in the death of the pedestrian. The incident occurred on Buckeye and forced lane closures between 7th and 16th Streets shortly before noon. It is unclear whether the truck driver was injured in the accident or whether any other parties were involved.
Police are still investigating the collision and trying to determine why the crash occurred and whether anyone erred before the impact. It could take some time before officials are able to make their final determinations or before it is announced whether any charges will be issued.
A truck accident that claims the life of a victim leaves friends, family members, and co-workers behind to suffer from the crash in addition to the suffering and loss of the victim himself or herself.
If you have been hurt in an accident or if your family member has lost his or her life, make sure you understand whether you have the right to recover for your damages. These claims must be brought within a time period specified by the laws of Arizona so do not wait; call Abels & Annes, P.C. today and let us help you understand the legal consequences of your collision.
At Abels & Annes, P.C., our team of dedicated personal injury lawyers are standing by 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year to take your call toll free at (855) PHX-LAWYER or locally at (602) 819-5191. We offer a free case consultation to all injury victims and we provide it without any obligation on your part. If you have been injured, call us today and let us help you understand whether you have a valid claim.
At Abels & Annes, P.C., we only represent injury victims and we never represent insurance companies so you know that our interests are the same as yours. We also never charge our clients a fee unless we make a recovery in their cases and we front all case-related expenses so that you can focus on what really matters: your recovery after your accident.
If you have been injured, call Abels & Annes, P.C. today and let us help you seek the recovery you deserve.
Prior Blog Entry:
Semi-Truck Accident Kills 2, Phoenix Injury Lawyer Blog, published August 11, 2014.
Pedestrian killed by semi on Buckeye Road in Phoenix, by Steve Stout, CBS5AZ.com, published August 12, 2014.