What Are The Common Causes Of Trucking Accidents In Arizona?
All of the same things that can cause car accidents can cause trucking accidents. In addition, truckers have strict regulations about the number of hours they are allowed to drive without time off to rest. Long-haul truckers have to keep a log of these hours. Local drivers do not have to keep a log, but they still have to observe these time limits. Driving for too long without sleep can result in fatigue, which is a serious safety issue and can cause serious accidents. Truck drivers also do not have the same fields of vision as car drivers, which can also lead to collisions. Make sure your lawyer has plenty of experience with serious injury cases and trucking cases if you have been in one of these accidents.
What Are The Main Ways Accidents Involving Trucks Can Differ From Passenger Vehicle Accidents?
The main difference between a trucking accident and a car accident is that even a collision at moderate to low speeds can cause a lot of damage to your car and to you. This can mean much more serious injuries in many cases. Make sure your lawyer has plenty of experience with serious injury cases and trucking cases if you have been in one of these accidents.
What Evidence Is Important To Preserve In A Trucking Accident Case?
Yes!! It is always a good idea to take plenty of pictures at the accident scene if you are physically able. Take photos of the areas damaged for each vehicle, and take photos of skid marks and debris fields in the road as well. Be safe when you do this. Give these pictures to your lawyer, who can print them and include them in the demand package sent out to the other insurance company.
How Important Is An Accident Reconstructionist In Trucking Accident Cases?
Accident reconstructionists are often not needed because how the accident happened is obvious and not really contested by the other side. But when the other side has a different version of how the accident happened, or if the police report gets some of the facts wrong, then you definitely need an accident reconstruction expert. Based on photos and measurements at the scene of the accident, a reconstructionist can determine speeds, angles of impact, and can rule out causes of the accident when the other side is not agreeing with us on the cause or even what happened. We have used accident reconstructionists many times to effectively settle cases that would have had to go to trial.
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