Semi-Truck Accidents

Tucson Truck Accident Lawyers

Why Do Truck Accidents Happen?

People drive cars to get from one place to the next. They drive cars to get to work, to go to the grocery store and to take their kids to school.

Trucks are on the road for different reasons. Trucking is a business and trucks are on the road to make money. Unfortunately, this fact is often the answer to the question of why truck accidents happen.

At the Arizona law firm of Beale, Micheaels, Slack & Shughart, our lawyers hold truck drivers and truck companies responsible when they neglect the safety of others in favor of their business interests.

Over $140 Million Recovered in the Last Decade Alone: This total includes $3.7 million we recovered for the family of a young man who burned to death in a big rig crash and $4 million for the family of an 80-year-old gentleman who died as a result of carelessness on the part of a semi-tractor truck driver. Our results speak for themselves.

The Business of Trucking

Since trucking is a business, things may be done to increase profitability:

  • Truck drivers may travel at excessively fast speeds in order to get more deliveries in
  • Truck drivers may spend too many hours on the road, since they are often paid by the mile
  • Trucking companies may try to cut costs by skipping important maintenance
  • In order to get more trucks on the road, trucking companies may hire unqualified drivers

These factors can lead to driver fatigue, brake failure, issues with improper loading and more. They can create a recipe for a serious truck accident.

The Laws Are Clear

The Federal Motor Carriers Safety Act, along with other laws, clearly outline the rules that truck drivers and trucking companies have to follow. If they choose to break these rules, they are acting negligently.

Through careful investigation, we are able to make their negligence clear. Our attorneys will hold them accountable for the compensation you need.

Our First Class Team Can Help With Any Truck Accident Case

Our team includes lawyers who are members of the most prestigious legal organizations in the world. When you have us working on your semi-truck accident case, you can be confident that you truly have a first class team helping you.

Discuss Your Case With Us for FreeContact us to find out more about how we can help. We handle all semi-truck accident cases on a contingency basis, which means you pay nothing unless we get results.