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The Truth About Truckers and their safety regulations

We’re all too familiar with the huge trucks that dominate the freeways in and around Phoenix, right? But you’re far too familiar since being involved in an accident with a truck and now navigating through a legal system that seems confusing and overwhelming. Truck accidents are sadly quite common, with many accidents happening on I-10 and I-17 involving big trucks, despite trucker regulations. But, why?

Here at Phoenix Accident and Injury Law Firm, we thoroughly investigate all possible reasons why you’ve been caught up in a truck accident and try to get to the bottom of the cause. Tragically, there are some rather scary truths behind why truck accidents are all too common- most shine a light on the truck companies and their reluctance to ensure regular maintenance and repairs following trucker regulations to save a few dollars. We share some of the more shocking truths about employers and their corner-cutting, from our teams’ experiences representing many victims in truck accidents.

The injury attorneys at Phoenix Accident and Injury Law Firm near you have significant experience in helping clients who have been in a trucking accident due to not following trucker regulations.  Our offices are conveniently located in nearby ChandlerPeoria, and North Phoenix, and we can meet in-person at our nearby offices, over the phone, or video call.  You can contact us for a free consultation, or read on to find out more.

By the way, we will also help with other problems that have cost you sleep, like getting a rental car very soon and finding a nearby doctor who can help you. Even the best legal team isn’t good enough if your quality of life isn’t sustainable while justice and compensation are on the way. The whole point of legal action is to regain quality of life, so we help you long-term as attorneys and short-term as your go-to people. Our familiarity with the local Phoenix courts makes us confident that we can help you get the best settlement possible.

Accidents on I-10 and I-17, what’s the deal?

With commercial trucks helping to keep our state stocked up and running every day, driving along the most congested highways in Arizona, it may not come as much of a surprise to learn that these roads see the majority of big truck accidents across the state.

In fact, many of the previous cases our team has represented involved a truck on one of these roads, meaning when it comes to representing your case- we’ve been there before. We know how to tell what trucker regulations were violated. 

As the busiest roads in the state, an experienced attorney will immediately consider other factors that may have impacted your collision such as time of day, whether the truck driver was within their allotted hours and the general maintenance of the truck. Did you know, truck drivers are restricted to 11 hours on the road every time, there could be a chance they were in breach of this when they had an accident.

Trucker Regulations- Are They Strict Enough?

Whilst federal law in our state insists on applying strict safety trucker regulations such as watching drivers hours and making sure truckers take regular breaks. There are also strict rules about regular maintenance, with employers being solely responsible for regulating their fleet and ensuring they’re all road-safe every month.

Sadly, there are too many companies that skip checking the trucks are fit to be on the road for potential money-saving aims, avoiding having mechanical checks and even replacing tires, as well as other trucker regulations- all to save a few dollars.

Modern living and higher demands have only put more pressure on businesses to deliver goods and produce any time of the day or night, meaning drivers are relied on to work around the clock. In order to help regulate truckers and their employers, the law has tightened trucker regulations in recent years, serving out hefty fines if employers are found in breach.

Our team will carefully investigate to help support your case and only want the best possible outcome for you after suffering such a traumatic accident. 

Get Help Now 

At Phoenix Accident and Injury Law Firm near you, we have more than 15 years of experience helping clients obtain compensation for their personal injuries, including those from trucking accidents in the Phoenix area. When you’re ready to talk, please contact our office to arrange a free initial consultation by phone or at our Chandler office, conveniently located near you.

If you have been in a trucking accident, contact Phoenix Accident and Injury Law Firm in nearby Chandler, AZ to speak with an experienced personal injury attorney. We provide personal injury legal services to clients in your area including ChandlerGilbertMesaScottsdale, Tempe, and Peoria.


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