Truck accident injuries in Arizona a serious threat to all drivers
Trucks accident injuries in Arizona can be extremely serious. When these semi-trucks collide with another vehicle, the sheer weight and force of the trucks can sometimes have catastrophic results.
Nationwide, 3,675 people died in accidents in 2010 caused by large trucks, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation. That's an 8.7 percent increase compared to 2009. In Arizona, the statistics are just as startling. In 2011, there were 12,351 motor vehicle accidents in Arizona involving buses or trucks, which sometimes are also known as 18-wheelers or tractor-trailers.
A closer look at types of truck accident injuries in Arizona
Like any auto accident, truck accident injuries can cover a wide range. Common types of truck accident injuries include:
- Whiplash & Neck Injuries. These sudden, violent injuries to the neck are often caused by rear-end accidents. Such injuries may seem minor at first, but whiplash & neck injuries can result in chronic pain. Sometimes, these accidents can be traced to truck driver fatigue or truck driver distraction.
- Back & Spine Injuries. These injuries can be some of the most extreme truck accident injuries. Back and spine injuries can sometimes result in paralysis or loss of use of certain arms and legs. Someone who sustains such a serious injury may no longer be able to work or function normally the rest of their lives. That's why it's vital that families of back and spine injury victims hire a top-notch law firm like Israel & Gerity, PLLC to represent them.
- Broken Bones/ Fractures. The powerful impact of a truck accident can often result in broken bones and fractures. Such injuries might seem minor. But the effects can often be more serious than you might think. Medical expenses can add up faster than you might think.
The worst-case scenario in a truck accident is an injury that results in death. If a loved one dies in a truck accident, you might have a case for a wrongful death lawsuit. There's also a whole host of other legal issues to consider after a fatal truck accident.
Rely on an experienced Phoenix truck accident lawyer
Truck accidents can be complicated. Knowing what to do can be confusing. We can help. If you've been injured in a truck accident, contact us and schedule a free evaluation. At Israel & Gerity, PLLC, we will give you straight answers to your tough questions. We will thoroughly investigate your case to determine if a speeding truck or reckless trucker were to blame for your accident. We will leave no stone unturned!
We're not like other law firms. Our no-nonsense lawyers take every case seriously.
Israel & Gerity, PLLC - we're on your side.