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Truck Accident

If you have been injured or lost someone you love due to a collision with an 18-wheeler on the highways of Mesa, Arizona, Attorneys Brigham Cluff and David Cluff have the knowledge and experience to get you fair and just compensation for your injuries, pain, and suffering.  Large trucks go by many names, including:

  • 18-wheeler
  • Semi
  • Semi-truck
  • Big rig
  • Commercial truck
  • Tractor-trailer

No matter what you refer to it as, a collision with a large truck can be catastrophic for the driver of the passenger vehicle, and is much more likely to cause severe injuries and even death than a collision between passenger vehicles.  A fully loaded 18-wheeled vehicle can weigh more than 80,000 pounds.  Because of the likelihood of such damages, truck drivers have to follow strict rules when driving on the nation’s highways.  Failure to do so could have disastrous results.  Call today for a free consultation about your case.  No fees are collected unless we recover funds for you.

Liabilities in Semi-Truck Accidents

In the event that you have been injured in an accident with a semi-truck, do not try to face the insurance company yourself.  Insurance companies work for the truck company, not you.  You need someone on your side, fighting for your rights.  Because of the nature of the truck driving business and the possibilities of injury or death in an accident, truck drivers must:

  • Drive only a limited number of hours per day, that must be logged daily
  • Pass random drug and alcohol tests
  • Buy special insurance because of the increased risk of injury in an accident
  • Follow much stricter safety standards than drivers of passenger vehicles

Even if these rules are followed, accidents still occur, and the truck company, the driver, and the insurance company must accept responsibility for damages.  Our law firm knows how to get to the source and recover the funds necessary to help you get better and get back to your life.  Some of the leading causes of accidents with semi-trucks are:

  • Driving aggressively
  • Unrealistic schedules
  • Failure to keep truck up to safety code
  • Not leaving enough space to stop safely
  • Long work-shifts, resulting in driver fatigue
  • Cell phone use
  • Jackknifing
  • Speeding and ignoring reduced truck speed limit
Road to Recovery from Tractor-Trailer Accidents

Because of the size of the tractor-trailer, often up to ten times the size and weight of a passenger vehicle, collisions between the two cause much more severe damage than a collision between two passenger vehicles.  Attorneys Brigham Cluff and David Cluff will defend your rights against whoever is responsible for the accident.  Sometimes truck drivers lease their trucks, and sometimes a company owns the trucks.   Accidents involving semi-trucks can be some of the most severe accidents on the road causing:

  • Paralysis
  • Brain injury
  • Amputation
  • Fractured and broken bones
  • Burn injuries
  • Other severe injuries
  • Even resulting in death
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