Did You Suffer A Serious Injury?
Truck accidents claim thousands of lives every year and injure countless more. These types of crashes are broken down into a number of different classifications depending on what occurred during the incident, and underride accidents are among the deadliest. The National Automotive Sampling System and the Fatality Analysis Report System reports that about 20 percent of all deaths caused by truck accidents occurred in these types of crashes.
If a truck driver’s negligent actions caused your accident, it’s in your best interest to reach out to an experienced law firm to learn more about what your legal options are. Our Phoenix truck accident attorneys at MayesTelles PLLC understand just how stressful it can be fighting for the compensation you need while still recovering from a serious injury. We will work with you to ensure that you understand every step you need to take and help you secure the legal outcome you deserve. Contact us today to learn what we can do for you.
What Causes These Types Of Accidents?
Trucks are required to equip their vehicles with equipment designed to prevent these types of crashes, but they aren’t always enough to prevent underride accidents. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety conducted a study that found the connection between the safety equipment and the vehicle isn’t actually strong enough to work as intended at low speeds, let alone in high-speed crashes. Some factors that can cause an underride accident include:
- Mechanical failure
- Inexperienced drivers
- Intoxicated drivers
- Dangerous road conditions caused by bad weather
- Defective equipment
- Drowsy drivers
- Road hazards like debris, potholes, etc.
Call our firm at (602) 428-7104 today to learn what we can do to help.
Speak With An Experienced Lawyer Today
If you were seriously injured in a truck accident, it may be in your best interest to hire legal representation to help you secure the compensation you need. At MayesTelles PLLC, our Phoenix truck accident lawyers have dedicated their careers to working with clients to ensure that they are put in the best position possible to fight for the legal outcome they deserve. Call us at (602) 428-7104 to discuss your situation over the phone, or start out with a free case evaluation by filling out our online form.