Have you or a loved one been injured due to the negligence of a truck driver in Arizona? If so, the team at Stewart Law Group wants to inform you that you may be eligible for compensation in your truck accident case.
At Stewart Law, we’re committed to holding negligent parties accountable for the accidents and injuries they cause on Arizona roads. Our team of lawyers is ready to help you fight for the justice you deserve after your accident.
Get started today with the firm that Surprise residents have trusted for over two decades by booking a free, no-obligation case review with a Stewart Law Group attorney at 623-263-1000.
Truck Accidents In Arizona
In Arizona, there are multiple ways to understand trucks. For starters, consumer-grade pickups are classified as light- or medium-duty trucks. These can range in weight from under 6,000 lbs to 26,000 lbs.
Once a vehicle’s combined weight gets over 26,001 lbs, that vehicle is considered heavy-duty and may require a commercial vehicle driver’s license. Tow trucks, dump trucks, fire trucks, cement mixers, tanker trucks, and semi-tractor trailers are usually classified as heavy-duty.
According to the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT), 31,701 light to medium-duty pickup trucks were involved in crashes in Arizona in 2021, accounting for 13.5% of all total crashes in the state. Heavy-duty trucks were involved in 13,386 accidents or 5.7% of all crashes in the state.
Across light, medium, and heavy-duty trucks, there was a total of 76,788 truck-related accidents, making up 19.2% of all crashes. Consumer-grade light and medium trucks may have only comprised 13.5% of crashes, but they make up for over 20% of all fatalities.
Why Are Trucks So Dangerous?
The amount of fatalities in truck accident cases is alarming. And as vehicles become larger and speed limits increase, there seems to be little likelihood of reversing this trend.
The weight of an average car is around 4,000 pounds. Light- and medium-duty trucks can be at least twice as heavy as the average sedan, while heavy-duty trucks can weigh up to 26,000 pounds. With this in mind, if a truck driver is involved in an accident with a smaller vehicle, the damage can be severe for the smaller car and its passengers due to the extreme difference in size and weight of the vehicles.
I’ve Been Injured In A Truck Accident. What Should I Do Next?
Contact a trusted legal partner, like the team at Stewart Law Group. In Arizona, there is a statute of limitations in cases of negligence in personal injuries. This means that you have two years from the discovery of your injuries to pursue compensation.
It is important to contact an attorney as soon as possible so they can guide you in documenting the facts regarding your truck-related accident. Keeping good records will help your Surprise personal injury attorney build a strong case to help you recover the maximum possible damages.
Let the Stewart Law Group Handle Your Truck Accident Claim
While nothing can ever reverse the damage you or a loved one sustain after a Surprise truck accident, the Stewart Law Group can fight for compensation to help you cover your expenses and take the time you need to recover physically. Our team of strong legal experts can fight for you to receive the maximum possible compensation in your truck accident injury case.
Trust our decades of experience. Request your free, no-obligation Surprise truck accident attorney case review today at 623-263-1000.