Truck Accident Attorney in Phoenix2355 East Camelback Road, Suite 335
Phoenix, AZ 85016
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Phoenix Truck Accident Lawyers
You are in the right place if you are looking for Phoenix truck accident lawyers who understand your pain and can fight for your right to compensation after such a traumatizing experience. In order to determine how best to handle your case, we'll first need to establish whether the other party broke the law and put you or your loved one in danger. That's the whole point of having your case evaluated by someone familiar with such claims.
At Morgan and Morgan, we will evaluate your truck accident case for free. All we ask is that you fill out our free case evaluation form today. Remember, time is not on your side when it comes to these types of cases. The sooner you act, the better your chances of getting favorable results.
How a Morgan and Morgan Truck Accident Lawyer Can Help
Hiring a Phoenix truck accident lawyer from Morgan and Morgan has many advantages if you care about obtaining the compensation you deserve. Below, we'll briefly go over different ways an experienced truck accident attorney from our team can help.
Evaluate the Validity of Your Case
You need a valid reason to hold the other party accountable for the accident. When you contact us for a free case evaluation, we will assess the details of your accident to determine whether you have a valid case against the other party per Arizona's at-fault laws.
Since we are America's largest injury firm, we have powerful resources to gather evidence even for the most complex truck accident cases. This process includes obtaining and reviewing accident reports, traveling far and wide to interview witnesses, analyzing medical records, consulting experts in different fields, and more. Ultimately, the goal is to ensure that the case in our hands holds enough legal weight to ensure you get compensated.
This step has everything to do with understanding the full impact of the truck accident on you or your loved ones. Knowing the extent of your damages also helps us determine the compensation you may be entitled to. Depending on how your case unfolds, you may be able to recover economic, non-economic, and punitive damages. This assessment prior to filing a claim ensures that no aspect of your losses is overlooked because you won't be able to reclaim them later down the road after closing the case.
Establishing liability is the only way to know where to file a claim or who to sue for the injuries you or your loved one sustained. And regarding truck accident cases, liability could fall on multiple parties.
Our attorneys will get to the bottom of your case by investigating the circumstances surrounding the accident. Next, they'll identify all responsible parties and hold them accountable for their actions or inactions that might have contributed to the truck accident.
Create a Legal Strategy
Even with the most powerful evidence, you risk losing your case or failing to maximize your claim if you don't have a legal strategy on the best way to approach the case. Given our experience handling truck accident cases in Phoenix and all over the state, we can help develop a comprehensive legal strategy that increases your chances of obtaining a favorable outcome. For example, we can help determine when to file a claim, whether to wait a little bit longer or proceed with a lawsuit. Whatever path we decide to take, you can rest assured that it is in your best interest.
Handle Complex Paperwork
Truck accident cases often require a considerable amount of paperwork, most of which is difficult to obtain. It also takes a lot of resources to bring everything under one roof. These include but are not limited to:
- Medical records to establish the severity of your injuries.
- Accident reports to determine the circumstances that led to the accident.
- Sworn affidavits to present statements and opinions of other third parties such as witnesses and accident reconstructionists.
- Pay stubs to prove your income and how it was impacted by the accident.
- Insurance information to determine coverage limits.
- Photographs and videos documenting the accident scene and your injuries.
A truck accident lawyer from Morgan and Morgan understands the legal documents involved in your particular case. And since we have powerful resources, they can help obtain what they feel is important to your case.
File a Claim
Once we've built a strong case for you, we will also assist you in filing a claim with the appropriate insurance companies. From our experience, when insurance companies realize that the plaintiff has legal representation, they will think twice before acting in bad faith. But if they choose to do so, our bad faith insurance attorneys will be on standby, ready to swing into action in support of your claim.
Most of the truck accident cases we've handled have been settled out of court. That's because our lawyers are skilled negotiators but can never settle for less unless it is the best offer. We know that insurance companies often attempt to settle the claim as quickly and cheaply as possible to protect their selfish interests. But because we also know the true value of our client's cases, they can always count on us to skillfully negotiate with insurance companies and other parties for a fair settlement.
File a Lawsuit
Not all settlement negotiations are successful. In some cases, going to court might be the best pathway to obtaining the compensation you deserve. While some attorneys may settle for less to avoid going to court, that's not the Morgan and Morgan way. Our lawyers are never afraid to go to court if that's what it would take to get you compensated for your injuries and losses.
How Liability Plays Out in Truck Accident Cases in Phoenix
Liability issues often arise in truck accident cases in Phoenix and throughout the state of Arizona. While the at-fault driver can be held liable, sometimes, liability might fall beyond the driver's scope.
The Trucking Company That Employed the At-Fault Driver
In Arizona, the company that employs the truck driver might bear a certain degree of liability under various circumstances. The first thing we'll look at is whether the at-fault driver was working within the scope of their employment when the accident occurred.
In that case, the trucking company may bear some responsibility. Think of a situation where the company in question failed to properly train their drivers prior to letting them operate these trucks. Such companies continue to put lives at risk while prioritizing profits. If they cannot do the bare minimum to protect lives, we can hold them accountable for their negligence if you or a loved one gets injured as a result.
The same applies in situations where the truck company neglected to maintain their vehicles. These companies make thousands and even millions of dollars every year. So if they fail to maintain their fleet and cause injuries to innocent people, they'll likely come face to face with our attorneys.
Some trucking companies even force their workers to work unreasonably long hours without rest. Again, this puts innocent people at risk when such drivers fall asleep in the line of duty due to fatigue.
The Manufacturer or Distributor of a Faulty Part That Caused the Accident
Truck accidents may also occur due to a defect or malfunction in the truck or its components. In such a case, the truck manufacturer or distributor may be held liable if we can prove that they were negligent in one way or another. That's where our defective product attorneys may come in to help establish the specific defects in the said part.
The Company Responsible for Loading Cargo Onto the Truck
We've also seen accidents caused by improper loading, overloading, or inadequate securing of cargo transported by trucks. If that's what caused the accident that injured you or your beloved, we might be able to take legal action against the company responsible for loading the truck.
A Government Agency That Failed to Fulfill Its Duties
Lastly, sometimes, government entities may be responsible for truck accidents. For instance, if they failed to maintain the roads, increasing the risks of accidents, Morgan and Morgan truck accident lawyers in Phoenix have the resources to fight for your rights violated by the government, something many injury firms wouldn't dare.
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What Is the Statute of Limitations on Truck Accident Cases in Phoenix?
In Phoenix and throughout Arizona, you have two years from the accident date to take legal action against the other party. That means the sooner you contact Morgan and Morgan for a free, no-obligation case evaluation, the better your chances of filing a lawsuit if the other party refuses to cooperate.
Does Arizona Limit Damages You Can Recover in a Truck Accident Case?
Arizona has one of the most plaintiff-friendly laws regarding truck accidents in the United States, but only if you navigate them to your advantage. For example, Article 2, Section 31 of the Arizona Constitution prohibits damage caps in such cases.
In other words, as the plaintiff in a truck accident case in Phoenix, you have the right to seek and recover full and fair compensation for your damages. However, whether or not you may be able to recover these damages will depend on various factors, including but not limited to:
The strength of your case - the stronger your case, the higher the chances the liable party will be willing to negotiate a reasonable settlement since they know failing to do so could mean facing your legal team in court. And since court processes are time-consuming and expensive, it's highly unlikely they'll choose that path.
Whether you've hired a lawyer - you have higher chances of settling the case if you have a Morgan and Morgan lawyer in your corner. That's because we have your best interests at heart, and we never settle for less unless it is the best offer for your specific circumstances.
Whether you played a part in the accident - Arizona follows the pure comparative negligence legal doctrine in traffic-related cases. This means that the amount you may be able to recover as compensation will reflect your percentage of fault, which is usually assigned to you by the judge or jury hearing the case.
How soon you decide to contact a lawyer to represent you - the sooner you contact Morgan and Morgan for a case evaluation, the better your chances of winning the case. The last thing you want is to rush into filing a lawsuit without a solid case because you ran out of time to strengthen your case. That's why we recommend filling out our free case evaluation form as soon as possible.
What Should I Do After Getting Injured in a Truck Accident in Phoenix?
Your health and well-being should be the first thing on your mind after such an accident. Immediately seek medical attention by calling 911 or have someone at the scene do so if you have suffered serious injuries.
This step is critical even if you believe your injuries are minor. Keep in mind that some injuries may not reveal their symptoms immediately after the accident, but that doesn't mean they're not serious. Some of these injuries, such as internal bleeding, can lead to slow death within days.
Document the accident scene, but only if circumstances allow. Evidence such as photographs or videos of the vehicles involved, any visible damages, skid marks, road conditions, traffic signs, and body injuries can help establish liability later on.
Also, if possible, obtain the other driver's license number and insurance details. Your attorney will need this information to pursue your claim.
Make sure you also preserve evidence related to the accident and your injuries. This may include but is not limited to your medical bills and reports, prescription medications, transportation expenses to and from your medical appointments, and so on.
Finally, contact Morgan and Morgan to have your case evaluated by someone from our legal team. If your claim is valid, we may be able to help.
Phoenix Truck Accident Lawyers Can Help
Truck accident cases, in particular, are usually complicated. By default, insurance companies will want to avoid liability or ensure you don't recover full compensation for your injuries or losses. You have the power to fight back by hiring our Phoenix truck accident lawyers. Contact us today for a free case evaluation.