A truck accident is often a life-changing incident. It can leave you or a loved one with mounting medical bills, painful injuries, and a sense of overwhelm and dread whenever you see a truck on the road. While financial compensation cannot change the fact that the incident happened to you, it can help you navigate the painful outcomes of such an incident.
The Stewart Law Group is committed to ensuring the negligent driver in your Scottsdale truck accident case doesn’t get away with the pain and suffering they caused you. Our team has two decades of experience negotiating personal injury claims and will help you get the compensation you deserve in your Scottsdale truck accident case.
Get started with the Stewart Law Group team today by requesting your free, no-obligation consultation and case review. Call us at 602-562-5000.
Understanding Trucks In Arizona
The word “truck” can cover many vehicle types in the United States. Largely, these classifications differ on the weight of the vehicle. For instance, a light– or medium-duty truck can range in weight from under 6,000 lbs to 26,001. Whereas heavy-duty trucks (typically used for hauling or transporting freight) weigh more than 26,001 lbs.
Regardless of their weight, trucks are not just a primary cause of accidents in the United States but also fatalities. The fatality rate for truck incidents is disproportional to the number of trucks on the road– according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) 4% of registered vehicles are trucks, yet large or heavy-duty trucks make up 9.8% of all fatal road crashes.
In 2020, 4,014 people died in large truck crashes, according to an analysis performed by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). Of those individuals, 68% were other motorists, and 16% were pedestrians, bicyclists, or motorcyclists. Accidents killed only 15% of the drivers of large trucks in these incidents.
Why Truck Drivers Are Liable For Accidents
According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), truck drivers are 44% likely to be at fault for crash events. The most common reasons for these accidents fall into two categories: driver recognition and driver decision errors.
- Driver Recognition Errors are driver inattention, internal and external distraction, and inadequate surveillance.
- Driver Decision Errors are speeding, driving too fast for the road conditions, taking a curve too fast, the inaccurate judgment of other driver behavior, and illegal driving maneuvers.
Why Select Stewart Law Group For Your Scottsdale Truck Accident
The team at Stewart Law Group gets results. We know how to navigate the intricacies of your truck accident case. With a transparent fee structure and our commitment to putting our clients’ outcomes first, we always seek the maximum possible compensation in these cases. As we’ve been serving the Scottsdale area since 2004, we know the nuances of Arizona’s civil code in and out.
Whether you think you have a strong case or not, reach out to a Scottsdale personal injury lawyer at the Stewart Law Group today. Our attorneys have a proven track record of successfully representing clients in truck accident cases and know how to build a strong case.
We are here to help you navigate the complex legal process and get the compensation you deserve. Contact the team today for your free, no-obligation case review today by calling 602-562-5000.