Trucking Accidents – Force = Mass x Acceleration
When a passenger car is in an accident involving a fully loaded semitrailer truck, the injuries are oftentimes catastrophic. Tractor trailers and other commercial trucks far outweigh standard size cars, motorcycles, and other vehicles. Thinking in terms of Newton’s Second Law of Motion (Force = Mass x Acceleration), the tremendous mismatch in weight between the car and the truck means that when a heavy truck collides with a car, a tragedy is the likely result.
If you have been involved in a collision with an 18-wheeler or other heavy truck, you need to consult with a Phoenix truck accident attorney. These types of accident cases are complicated and generally involve multiple parties who may be legally responsible for your injuries and other damages.
The attorneys at Hirsch & Lyon Accident Law P.L.L.C. have extensive experience dealing with insurance companies that specialize in providing insurance products to the trucking industry. It is important to understand that when you are involved in a trucking accident, you will not be dealing with a typical consumer insurance carrier. Truckers and trucking companies are protected by powerful commercial insurance companies that have extensive manpower and resources to challenge your claim. If you are not represented by an attorney who is very familiar with how these companies handle truck accident claims, you are likely to receive the short of end of the stick when it comes to your compensation.
Causes of Truck Accidents
Like a car accident, truck accidents can be caused by an endless list of factors and behaviors, ranging from speeding and distracted driving to driver fatigue and defective maintenance. When you work with our firm, we will undertake a full-blown investigation of your accident to uncover the underlying cause or causes of your accident. Our investigation will include analyzing the truck’s logbooks to find out whether the trucker complied with safety laws and regulations requiring break times and sleep for truck drivers. We will also investigate whether the vehicle may have been overweight and whether its load was properly secured and balanced. Additionally, our legal team will look into other circumstances which may have contributed to your accident, such as problems with tire inflation, defective equipment, improper inspections, lack of training, the possible use of alcohol or drugs by the truck driver and many other considerations.
Helping You Get a Fair Recovery
At Hirsch & Lyon Accident Law, we understand just how traumatic a truck accident can be, and we are prepared to do everything we can to make things easier for you. Our legal team will fight to get a fair recovery for your losses, including your medical expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering. We have helped thousands of accident victims and their families collect the financial compensation they deserve in nearly all types of accident cases, including truck crashes involving:
- Rear-End Collisions
- Head-On Collisions
- Unsafe Lane Changes
- 18-Wheeler Accidents
- T-Bone or Intersection Accidents
- Fatigue Log Book Irregularities
Find Out How a Phoenix Truck Accident Attorney Can Help
Whether you were a driver or passenger who was injured when a commercial truck struck your vehicle, Hirsch & Lyon Accident Law has the skills, knowledge and resources to handle your case. When you hire our firm, we will launch a complete investigation to identify all of the parties who may share responsibility for your injuries. Don’t delay – call us today at 602-535-1900 for a free case review.