Phoenix Truck Accident Lawyers

Seriously injured by a big rig? Get the compensation you deserve with the help of experienced Phoenix truck accident attorneys here at Wayne Wright Phoenix. Your care and well being are important to us. Call us today for legal representation.

Phoenix Truck Accident Lawyers

Seriously injured by a big rig? Get the compensation you deserve with the help of experienced Phoenix truck accident attorneys here at Wayne Wright Phoenix. Your care and well being are important to us. Call us today for legal representation.

Truck Accident Attorneys Phoenix

Who dies in an accident with a big truck?

When a truck and a car collide, the people in the car die 69% of the time.  Big trucks weigh 20 to 30 times as much as the average car.  According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), one out of every 10 highway fatalities happens in a collision with a truck.

IIHS statistics also show that the number of deaths in crashes with trucks is rising.  That death rate was 22 percent higher in 2015 than it was in 2009.  In 2015, crashes involving trucks killed 2,100 drivers and passengers in cars, compared to 71 truck drivers.

Most dangerous type of truck accidents

The deadliest accidents occur when a car and truck collide and the car slides under the truck. These underride accidents can be devastating.  As the back or side of the truck slides across the hood of the car, it shears off the top.  Underride accidents have decapitated passengers in the car.

After an underride accident killed two of her daughters in 2014, a North Carolina mom took on the trucking industry.  Marianne Karth is fighting to get government regulations mandating tougher bars that hang down from the backs and sides of trucks to prevent cars from sliding under them.  Karth told us her girls would be alive if trucks had stronger underride guards.

According to IIHS, 29% of passenger vehicle occupants killed in a crash with a large truck in 2015 were in head-on collisions.  Twenty percent of the victims in these head-on collisions were killed in underride crashes.

Truck accidents often fatal for Phoenix residents

By the end of November 2016, accidents with big rigs and dump trucks in and around Phoenix caused 11 fatalities.  Survivors of these accidents sustained serious injuries.  Speeding and aggressive driving are said to be major causes of these accidents.  Both are targets, along with distracted driving, of a new effort in Arizona to stop drivers that break the law.

The Governor’s Office of Highway Safety and the Transportation and Public Safety Departments are setting up “Zero Tolerance Zones” on four stretches of major highways where law enforcement will crack down on traffic violations, according to KTAR News, to “reduce crashes, severe injuries and traffic fatalities.”

Medical bills mount quickly after big rig accidents

Victims deserve compensation when a big rig injures them or a loved one, or takes the life of a loved one.  Injury attorney Wayne Wright has been helping victims of these serious accidents for 40 years. Wayne Wright is one of America’s top trial lawyers.  His legal awards attest to his ability to win cases on behalf of his clients.  You only pay fees, agreed upon in advance, when Wayne Wright wins your case.  Calls and evaluations are free.

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