Any type of traffic accident can turn deadly in Phoenix when the wrong combination of factors mix. Even collisions that seem minor may lead to death or serious injury and may cause suffering that lasts a lifetime. Semi-trucks and other large vehicles tend to be involved in a disproportionately large number of fatal crashes because their large size and weight means that a typical car or passenger vehicle is no match when going head-to-head. This is one of the reasons that trucking companies tend to have expansive insurance policies to protect their interests in the event of an accident.
Victims of Phoenix truck accidents can obtain the relief they deserve if they are willing to pursue a civil claim. Unlike charges brought by local police or state officials, a civil claim is the right of the victim to bring and cannot be barred by a negligent or at-fault driver. Additionally, any relief obtained in a civil claim will benefit the victim directly and can provide compensation for all financial losses from medical expenses to pain and suffering and even lost wages. These collisions and claims are complex and victims rarely are able to negotiate the terrain that comes with them without the help of a skilled lawyer. Speaking with a personal injury attorney in Phoenix or elsewhere in the Valley may help you understand your options and what relief may be available to you if a crash has left you injured.
An incident near 43rd Avenue and Roosevelt Street in Phoenix this morning left one man dead and a woman in critical condition. Police responded to the scene and determined that a car in the area collided with the rear of a semi-truck, leading to a serious accident that left the car heavily damaged. Neither the man nor the woman in the car were able to exit on their own and both had to be removed by firefighters who responded to the crash. The car was partially wedged under the rear of the trailer.
The male victim was pronounced dead at the scene and the female victim’s current condition remains unknown at this time. She was taken to an area hospital for treatment of her crash-related injuries but the nature and extent of those injuries has not been revealed.
The design of a tractor trailer requires a barrier that hangs below the rear of the truck to limit a car’s ability to become trapped behind the vehicle. Unfortunately, these bars, even when used properly, do not prevent all trappings.
Victims of a truck accident in Phoenix may be entitled to relief and in many cases, the victims have multiple claims against different defendants stemming from one crash. If you have been hurt in a collision, it is likely that you do not realize the types of relief that may be available to you or the full extent of the recovery that may be possible.
The personal injury lawyers at Abels & Annes, P.C. want to change that. To help victims understand the law, we offer everyone who has been hurt a free case consultation toll free at (855) PHX-LAWYER or locally at (602) 819-5191 and we provide it 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. If your life has been affected by a traffic accident, let us help you now.
Call us today and let us help you sort through your legal options. Everything discussed will be kept confidential and if we represent you, we will never charge you a fee unless we make a recovery in your case. Let the attorneys at Abels & Annes, P.C. fight for your rights today.
Prior Blog Entry:
Pedestrian Killed in Phoenix Hit-and-Run Accident, Phoenix Injury Lawyer Blog, published December 11, 2014.
1 dead, 1 badly hurt as car slams into back of semi, by Steve Stout, CBS5AZ.com, published December 12, 2014.