Whether your accident was caused by a negligent truck driver, the trucking company, or a truck manufacturing defect, our semi-truck accident lawyer in Arizona will aggressively represent your best interests and preserve your rights during settlement negotiations and in the courtroom.
How Many Large Truck Accidents Occur In Arizona Each Year?
The U.S. Census Bureau lists Arizona as the sixth largest state in the U.S., and the 14th most populous of the 50 states. With over seven million people calling our state home, residents are sharing our heavily traveled interstates, including east and westbound I-8, I-10, I-40, and north and southbound I 17 and I 19 with semi-trucks every day.
These popular highways run through the entire state of Arizona, and some beyond, delivering heavy large truck traffic directly to our roadways throughout the state. Unfortunately, more 18-wheeler truck traffic means more accidents.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported last year that traffic fatalities reached a ten year high in Arizona, counting 1,000 total traffic-related deaths throughout the state.
The Arizona Department of Transportation listed specific details for accidents where semi-trucks were involved, and reported that last year in Arizona there were:
- 2,525 large truck-related accidents
- 66 fatalities from semi-truck collisions
- 567 injuries from big rig crashes
- 1,892 reports of property damage from 18-wheeler accidents
How Are Arizona Semi-Truck Accidents Different From Passenger Vehicle Collisions?
Semi-truck accidents in Arizona are different from passenger vehicle collisions due to the size of the 18-wheeler. When the large truck is equipped with a trailer, the combined length of the cab and its cargo can reach up to 80 feet in length, and average 14 feet in height. In addition, when loaded to maximum capacity, large trucks can weight up to 80,000 pounds.
When a tractor-trailer truck collides with a much smaller passenger vehicle, the crash results can be devastating and include life-changing injuries or even death.
If you are hurt in a semi-truck accident in Arizona or have lost a loved one in a large truck crash, we can help you pursue the negligent party who caused the collision for your full financial recovery.
Who Is Responsible for Arizona Tractor-Trailer Accidents?
Our Arizona truck accident lawyer has spent 15 years fighting for personal injury victims who are hurt by negligence. And when it comes to truck accidents, there may be more than one party to blame.
Common negligent parties who are responsible for semi-truck crashes in Arizona can include the:
- Truck Driver
- Trucking Company
- Truck parts or vehicle manufacturer
- Loading company
- Maintenance company
Our experience in delivering results for our clients allows our law firm to dig deep into the source of their collision, so we are able to deliver the best financial outcome available for their Arizona truck accidents.
Contact Our Committed Truck Accident Attorney In Arizona Today For A Free Consultation
If you have been injured in an 18-wheeler collision, contact our Arizona truck accident attorney at the Ruhmann Law firm today by calling (915) 206-5407 to schedule a free case evaluation. Our law firm works on a contingency basis, which means if we do not win your case, you do not pay. Call us now to learn more about our experience in delivering positive financial outcomes for truck accident injury victims throughout Arizona, and discover how we can help you too.