Arizona is a state where heavy trucks meet. It is known for heavy trucking traffic because it is where Phoenix is located, the capital city of Arizona. Phoenix’s topography is generally flat, which provides ideal route for shipped goods because of its open-spaced roadways. Unfortunately, the roadways also open incidents of high volume trucking accidents. In 2008 alone, more than 6300 trucking accidents were reported in which more than 100 were recorded fatal and more than 1600 involved trucking accidents injury. The number of accidents were not even going down but holding a steady stream in the recent years.
The law has provided regulations and higher safety standards to truck drivers not only in the state of Arizona but all of the states. Here’s to name a few:
- Special Insurance coverage
- Drivers must pass random alcohol and drug tests
- Strictly adhere to truck driving safety standards
Even though, strict compliance to the safety standards is required to all truck drivers, accidents still do happen. Under this situation, most of the time both injured parties may find it hard to get compensation for truck accident damages. This is when you need the advice of an Arizona Truck Accident Attorney. If you or any of your loved one has been seriously injured, give me a call and Discuss Your Case With Me. I am Douglas Applegate, your trial lawyer at work. Tell me your situation and I will make sure that your rights are protected.