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Surprise Truck Accident Attorney

You may have no control over having to share the road with commercial trucks in Arizona, but you can decide what to do after getting injured in a truck accident. Protect your rights by demanding justice for an 18-wheeler accident with assistance from an attorney at The Law Offices of John Phebus. You may be eligible for financial compensation for your medical bills, property repairs and other losses. If you are from Surprise, Sun City, or any of the surrounding communities, please contact our truck accident attorneys for a free consultation to discuss your future.

Why Choose Us 

  • Our personal injury lawyers in Arizona have decades of experience in a variety of practice areas. We have successfully gone up against trucking companies and other powerful defendants.
  • We use an aggressive approach to personal injury law and are always prepared to go to trial, if necessary, to achieve the best possible results.
  • We operate on a contingency fee basis. This means you won’t pay your truck accident lawyer for his or her services unless your case ends in financial compensation.

Common Causes of Arizona Truck Accidents

Every year, commercial truck accidents take dozens of lives and leave survivors with life-changing injuries. According to the Arizona Department of Transportation, large trucks and buses were involved in 11,348 accidents in 2020. These accidents resulted in 18 deaths and 1,175 injured victims. 

Big rig accidents are almost always preventable. They occur most often due to negligence, or the failure to use reasonable care. Common causes of truck accidents in Arizona are: 

  • Truck driver error
  • Distracted driving
  • Texting while driving
  • Operating a truck under the influence
  • Drowsy driving
  • Speeding or reckless driving
  • Lack of truck driver training
  • Poor truck or fleet maintenance
  • Truck equipment breakdowns 
  • Broken federal safety laws

In Arizona, the person or party who caused a traffic accident must pay for victims’ medical costs and vehicle repairs. Therefore, it is necessary to determine who or what caused your truck accident before you can recover compensation.

Determining Liability in a Surprise, AZ Truck Accident

Liability for a truck accident in Surprise often goes to the trucking company. An investigation may discover that the company fell short of its duties of care toward the public, such as by hiring incompetent truck drivers or failing to maintain its fleet. In other cases, a trucking company may be vicariously liable for the mistakes of its truck drivers or employees. An attorney can carefully investigate your accident to determine liability.

Steps to Take After a Commercial Truck Accident 

  1. Stay calm and report the accident to the police.
  2. Don’t admit any fault for the accident.
  3. Check yourself and anyone else involved in the accident for injuries.
  4. Exchange contact numbers and insurance information with the truck driver. 
  5. Take pictures and videos before you leave the scene of the crash.
  6. Write down as much as you can about the truck accident for your own record.
  7. Go to a hospital immediately for professional medical care.
  8. Call your own car insurance company to report the crash.
  9. Contact the truck company to file an insurance claim.
  10. Consult with an attorney before accepting an insurance settlement.

Injuries Associated With Truck Accidents

Trucking accidents often cause catastrophic injuries, meaning injuries that will affect a victim severely and/or permanently. These injuries may include broken bones, head and brain injuries, neck injuries, spinal cord injuries, lacerations, amputations, scarring and disfigurement, burn injuries, internal injuries, and fatal injuries. The severity of your injuries can impact the value of your case and determine whether you need to go to trial to obtain fair financial compensation.

Contact a Surprise Truck Accident Attorney                         

For more information about a truck accident case in Surprise, Arizona, don’t hesitate to contact The Law Offices of John Phebus for a free consultation. We are experienced and committed truck accident lawyers who can help you protect your rights and demand maximum compensation using proven legal strategies. Please call us at (623) 847-7117 or contact us online today to find out how we can help you.