Injured in a Trucking Accident in Arizona?
Attorney Randal Hutson represents persons injured by trucking accidents throughout Arizona and commercial vehicle accidents. When a victim is injured in a trucking accident, injuries tend to be severe. Trucking accident cases are generally more involved than other car accident cases and require greater knowledge and perseverance. Timely hiring an experienced accident attorney is an important consideration for trucking accident victims to ensure the preservation of evidence that may support the accident victim’s injury claim.
Representing Victims of Trucking Accidents in Arizona
Upon being retained, experienced accident attorney Randal Hutson will submit a preservation letter and request to examine the tractor/trailer before repairs are made to the damaged cars and trucks after a trucking accident. Randal will request data from the truck to be maintained, arrange for examination by investigators and accident reconstructionist, if needed, and prepare for and conduct appropriate discovery. Because federal regulations designed to improve safety apply to truck drivers, an experienced accident attorney will ask those questions that are relevant in trucking accident cases, such as those in connection with Hours-of-Service Regulations and compliance therewith and request for the production of a driver’s Logbook.
A trucking accident victim might wonder who he or she may have an accident claim against. Asserting an accident claim against a commercial truck driver and a motor carrier for the same accident might be appropriate. A motor vehicle carrier may be liable for a trucking accident caused by its driver, but not always. In those appropriate instances, an experienced accident attorney will name those parties who are liable to the victim.
Commercial trucks often have high liability insurance. That is because trucking accident victims tend to suffer severe injuries. Insurance carriers, their adjusters and defense attorneys will pay only what they believe is fair and reasonable compensation, which is virtually always far less money than what accident victims and their personal injury attorneys believe to be fair and reasonable. While medical care and treatment might have been necessary and reasonable, a commercial truck carrier might argue that medical care and treatment was not necessary and/or reasonable. Whether or not treatment was necessary and reasonable, commercial truck carriers often claim that the accident victim’s pain and suffering is worth less money than most victims and their attorneys believe to be true. Accident attorney Randal Hutson believes in having a level playing field and recognizes that trucking accident victims deserve to recover fully for their injuries. If you have been injured in a trucking accident, call The Hutson Law Firm at 623-628-7400 to schedule a Free Consultation with Accident Attorney Randal Hutson.
Steps you should take following an Accident in Arizona
Notify the police of your accident
If any parties suffered serious damage to themselves, their vehicles or property, call the police. An accident report will be compiled which serves as a useful record of your accident.
Never Admit Fault and /or apologize
Admitting fault to the other driver, witnesses, or police may jeopardize your rights to compensation, even if it’s later proven you weren’t at fault or were only partially at fault for the accident.
Seek Medical Attention
Victims who have sustained serious injuries should seek emergency medical attention immediately following the collision. It is imperative to get examined by a doctor as soon as possible, even if you assess your injuries to be minor. Should you proceed with a car accident claim, this initial medical report serves as a valuable tool to log the severity of your injuries.
Document the Accident
Photos of your vehicle, your injuries sustained, the accident scene, and additional images of what you assess as relevant to serve as useful evidence once pursuing a car accident and/or personal injury claim.You should get the full name, contact information, driver’s license number, license plate number, and insurance policy number of the other driver involved. Should there be any witnesses, be sure to get their contact information as well, in order for our offices to get in touch with them.
Post-accident it is important you call our office or another personal injury attorney as soon as possible. We are committed to helping you pursue justice, and will take all the necessary steps towards your case.
Arizona Personal Injury Law Firm
As a Personal Injury Law Firm in Arizona, The Hutson Law Firm helps personal injury victims recover after an accident or injury. We serve all of Arizona including these communities: Phoenix, Scottsdale, Carefree, Cave Creek, Fountain Hills, Tempe, Paradise Valley, Chandler, Mesa, Gilbert, Apache Junction, Queen Creek, San Tan Valley, Goodyear, Buckeye, Avondale, Litchfield Park, Surprise, Sun City, Glendale, Peoria, Waddell, Wickenburg, Anthem, Prescott, Prescott Valley, and surrounding communities.