There are often stories of Arizona drivers falling asleep behind the wheel and causing serious car accidents. What happens when the sleepy driver is operating a large truck that is a lot heavier than the average sized car?
Most drivers don’t realize the dangers that tired truck drivers pose to other motorists. It is estimated that almost 5,000 Americans lose their lives each year in accidents involving large trucks. Also, the National Transportation Safety Board estimates that approximately 30 to 40 percent of large truck crashes are linked to fatigued truckers.
Amazingly, if you take into consideration that semi trucks only account for 3 percent of all registered vehicles in the nation, they are responsible for nearly 12 to 13 percent of all fatal wrecks.
An accident with a large truck can be catastrophic. It can leave you or a loved one with life changing injuries. A collision with a semi truck can result in a mountain of medical bills that you can’t pay.
Depending on the details of your Arizona truck accident, you might be able to hold the trucker liable. An experienced Phoenix truck accident attorney can help you build a solid case and receive the best settlement possible.
If you or someone you know has been injured in a Phoenix car, motorcycle or truck accident, you should contact our office at (480) 632-7373.
The Law Offices of Kevin Jensen is located in Mesa, Arizona, and handles cases throughout Maricopa County, including Gilbert, Chandler, Phoenix, Queen Creek, Tempe, Scottsdale, Paradise Valley, Cave Creek, Fountain Hills, Ahwatukee, Apache Junction, Anthem, Glendale, El Mirage, Tolleson, Goodyear, Avondale, Litchfield Park, Peoria, Surprise, Sun City and Buckeye.
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