Truck Accident Lawyer Maricopa County, AZ

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Truck Accident Lawyer Maricopa County, AZ

Have you been injured in a truck accident? Did you suffer moderate to severe, or life-threatening injuries? Do you believe the driver of the truck or another party is to blame? If so, you should call a truck accident lawyer Maricopa County, AZ respects, such as the Saavedra Law Firm. 

Big trucks can weigh tens of thousands of pounds. When they collide with any object, the force of the impact can lead to catastrophic injuries. Most victims of a truck accident will suffer extensive injuries that will need months or years of treatment. Some will never fully recover, and sadly, a number of victims will lose their lives.

Truck Accidents Can Happen for a Number of Reasons

Truck drivers face an enormous amount of pressure from the truck company and their clients. From speeding and drowsy driving, to poor training or lack of maintenance, our truck accident lawyers in Maricopa County, AZ have handled a broad range of cases involving big rigs, construction trucks, company trucks, and more. If you’ve been injured in a truck accident, please call us today. 

Recovering an Out of Court Settlement

In Arizona, approximately 95% of truck accident cases will reach a settlement before the case ever goes to court. In order to do so, a lawyer will need to prove each and every element of the case to the insurance company or defendant. For instance, a truck accident victim would need to demonstrate how the defendant driver of the truck (or another party) was responsible, as well as how the accident affected the life of the plaintiff. 

If a case is strong, and there is ample persuasive evidence, the insurance company might feel that they will lose a trial. Therefore, they will offer a settlement. A good Maricopa County, AZ truck accident lawyer should be ready to prove a case before it goes to court. He or she can also gather appropriate evidence, review the extent of losses, and push for a fair and just settlement during negotiations. 

Taking the Case to Court

In the remaining 5% of cases, there will be some kind of dispute about whether the defendant is truly liable. There could also be a disagreement over the extent of losses, the plaintiff’s medical care, or other reasons. When this happens, a case may need to be filed with the court. A separate legal process will also take place. Even after a case has been filed at the court, a settlement is not necessarily out of the question. Our firm has settled many cases on the steps of the courthouse, as we were going into a trial!

Keep in mind that most insurance companies do not want to take any case to trial because their odds of winning are not great. Very few jurors will side with the insurance company over an injured victim. 

Compensation You May Want to File For

Truck accidents are often more severe than any other type of vehicular accidents because of the sheer size of the vehicle involved. It is particularly bad if the other vehicle is much smaller and not a truck itself. This means that damage to the car and people inside can be much worse. If you or someone you care about was involved in a truck accident, you need to have a lawyer in your corner so that he or she can file for every type of compensation you may be eligible to receive. Some of this includes:

  • Compensation for all medical costs. This includes all of the medical bills you have had to pay so far as well as the future projected costs. An experienced truck accident lawyer will know how to calculate this in a way a judge will find fair. He or she may speak to expert witnesses — such as doctors who understand the injuries you sustained, other truck accident victims, and the like — to offer additional evidence in court.
  • Compensation for property damage. This would obviously be your vehicle, but could also include anything else that was damaged in the accident. 
  • Compensation for lost wages. Lost wages is the money you would have earned if you would have been able to carry on with work as usual. Sometimes, truck accidents end in injuries that affect your work life. Hopefully this only lasts for a short period of time, but an experienced truck accident lawyer will try to estimate how long you will be out of work and if you will ever be able to have the same type of job again. Then, he or she will calculate accordingly depending on how many months or years of work you may miss. You should be compensated for this, as it is not your fault that you can no longer work. Your financial life should remain unchanged after the truck accident. 
  • Compensation for pain and suffering in bad accidents.This is not something that every judge awards lightly. It is typically for more severe accidents that may cause ongoing trauma. Your lawyer will hopefully know the judge you are going to be seeing and be familiar with his or her track record in awarding these damages. This way you will know how to proceed for your  case. 

You will almost always recover more compensation when you have an experienced truck accident lawyer working for you. This is why it is so important to hire one for your case. 

You Should Have a Lawyer on Your Side

When it comes to truck accidents, there are often notable defendants involved. For example large insurance firms, legal firms, and corporate truck companies. These parties may have a lot to lose, and you can expect them to put up a good fight. Because of this, it is highly recommended to turn to a leading truck accident lawyer in Maricopa County, AZ, such as the Saavedra Law Firm, PLC. Rest assured, we are on your side and ready to fight for your rights and interests. 

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