With the majority of big trucks weighing anywhere between 10,000 to 80,000 pounds, their collisions with much smaller passenger vehicles often lead to serious injuries or can even cause the death of car drivers and passengers. Glendale truck accident attorney Nathaniel B. Preston (“Nate”) has worked with many big truck accident victims get the compensation they need to recover damages and losses incurred.
Skilled truck accident attorney in Glendale, Arizona
Cars vs. Trucks Accident Statistics
The U.S. Department of Transportation has statistics show in the U.S. there are about a half-million big truck crashes every year. Out of those crashes, about 5,000 of them result in death. According to those statistics, one out of every 5,000 big truck accidents involves loss of life. This means that out of every eight traffic fatalities, one is caused by a big rig accident. When a crash involves a traditional sized vehicle and a semi or big truck, 98% of the deaths resulting were people in traditional cars. These numbers should definitely get your attention.
Although there are some very strict regulations in place, tractor-trailer or big rig accidents continue to happen regularly across the country. Big truck accidents have many causes, such as poor vehicle maintenance, driver fatigue, mechanical failure, driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, speeding, or reckless driving. Your experienced Glendale truck accident lawyer will investigate the claim and fight for you. By
knowing exactly what happened and how it could have been prevented, he can build a strong case against the trucking company.
Defensive Driving is Important
Trucking companies and their drivers have the legal responsibility to pay attention to the rules of the road and to make sure that their semis have gotten the proper care and maintenance. Drivers of passenger vehicles need to take the time to practice their defensive driving skills, particularly if they are going to be traveling on the roads and highways where tractor-trailers and bigger trucks are more likely to be traveling.
Here are some helpful safety tips you need to remember when sharing the road with big trucks:
- Watch for a trucker’s blind spot and avoid them
- Never attempt to pass a big truck on its right-hand side if the truck has indicated a right turn
- Watch for turn signals or signs that a truck will be stopping or turning so you can get out of the way
- When passing a truck, always follow traffic regulations
- Don’t throw out trash as you pass a big truck
- Don’t tailgate a truck or follow it too closely
- Never cut off a truck. Remember, it takes big trucks longer to stop or brake than passenger vehicles
FREE Initial Case Evaluation — Call Truck Accident Lawyer Warnock MacKinlay Law in Glendale, AZ
Warnock MacKinlay Law is dedicated to his clients, especially those who have suffered serious injuries because of big truck accidents. He aggressively pursues claims to help them get the compensation they deserve for any injuries or losses incurred. Your initial visit with Nate where your claim is evaluated is completely free of charge. And, you don’t have to pay Nate anything unless he recovers compensation for you. If you or a relative has suffered injuries because of a Glendale, AZ trucking accident, act now and contact Nate today to schedule a free initial consultation. Just fill out the online form or call 602-600-6427. You will be treated with care and compassion while your personal injury claim is aggressively pursued.