Truck Accident Personal Injury Attorney

At The Sorenson Law Firm, we understand the devastating impact truck accidents can have on individuals and families. The roadways of Arizona have seen a concerning rise in truck accidents, as indicated by the Arizona Department of Transportation’s 2020 Motor Vehicle Crash Facts report. Shockingly, there were 1,000 large trucks involved in fatal crashes in Arizona during that year alone.

The report further highlights an alarming trend, revealing that the involvement rate per 100 million large-truck miles traveled increased by 7% from the previous year and a staggering 22% over the last decade. These statistics underscore the urgency of seeking experienced legal assistance for victims injured or involved in truck accidents. 

At The Sorenson Law Firm, our team is dedicated to helping victims of truck accidents in Arizona. We guide and support our clients in understanding complex trucking laws. With a proven history of successful cases, our commitment is to passionately advocate for your rights and ensure that those responsible are held accountable.

What Constitutes a Truck Accident?

In Arizona, a truck accident is legally classified as any collision between a commercial vehicle, such as a tractor-trailer, semi-truck, or other large trucks, and another vehicle, pedestrian, or property. Commercial truck accidents frequently lead to significant injuries and property damage due to these vehicles’ immense size and weight. Some of the common causes that contribute to truck accidents include:

  • Driver distraction
  • Texting while driving
  • Driving under the influence
  • Driver fatigue
  • An inability to stop quickly
  • Merging challenges
  • Speeding
  • Reckless driving
  • Aggressive driving

    Legal Elements for a Successful Truck Accident Case

    Truck accidents are major events that can result in victims requiring costly medical treatment. Not all individuals involved in a truck accident have valid reasons to pursue a personal injury lawsuit. For a truck accident case to have a strong chance of success, it is typically necessary for the victim to establish the following legal elements:

    • A truck driver or a third party was responsible for avoiding harming you.
    • A truck driver or someone else was careless, reckless, or tried to hurt you on purpose in some way.
    • The responsible party’s conduct led to the victim’s injuries.
    • The injuries suffered by the victim led to tangible and quantifiable losses.

    Claim Settlement:

    The minimum insurance requirements for truck accidents vary from case to case based on the weight and type of cargo carried. The claim amount also depends on physical and emotional injuries and significant financial losses. Cases with more substantial injuries or extensive property damage may result in higher settlements to compensate the victims for their losses adequately. Our team can help you determine the value of the claim by considering factors such as:

    • The severity of your injuries
    • The extent of your property damage
    • The degree of fault assigned to each party
    • The availability and limits of insurance coverage
    • The presence of hazardous cargo or oil involved in the accident
    • Current medical expenses and lost wages
    • Future medical expenses and lost wages
    • Pain and suffering

    Our Services:

    The attorneys at The Sorenson Law Firm are dedicated to you in building a strong case for a successful truck accident claim. We understand the importance of each legal element and provide comprehensive support to our clients throughout the process. Here’s how we help our clients with the legal elements of a successful truck accident case:

    Comprehensive Legal Representation:

    Our team consists of highly skilled personal injury attorneys handling truck accidents. We possess extensive knowledge of Arizona’s trucking laws. Our team offers thorough legal assistance in recovering compensation for various losses incurred due to the accident. It includes medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other related damages.

    Thorough Investigation:

    We thoroughly investigate the truck accident to gather crucial evidence, such as accident reports, witness testimonies, and expert analysis. This information strengthens your case and helps us identify liable parties.

    Identifying Liable Parties:

    Truck accidents often involve various parties, such as the truck driver, trucking company, maintenance contractors, and even the truck manufacturer. Our team is fully dedicated to conducting a detailed investigation to identify all parties involved in the accident. We aim to make sure you receive the highest possible compensation you rightfully deserve.

    Skillful Negotiation:

    Our attorneys are skilled negotiators and will negotiate with insurance companies and opposing parties on your behalf. We strive for a favorable settlement but will take your case to trial if necessary.

    Trial-Ready Representation:

    While many cases settle out of court, we are prepared to take your case to trial if negotiations do not result in a satisfactory resolution. Our trial-ready approach ensures we are always on foot to fight for your rights in the courtroom.

    Compassionate Legal Support:

    We understand the emotional impact a truck accident can have on you and your family. Our team is dedicated to offering comprehensive legal support throughout the entire process. We are here to assist you by answering any questions or resolving any confusion. We prioritize clear legal processes and always advocate for our client’s best interests.

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):

    Q: What should I do immediately after a truck accident?

    A: Your safety and well-being are the top priorities. If you have any injuries, it is important to seek medical attention. Gather contact information from witnesses present and, if feasible, capture photographs of the accident scene. It is important to report the accident to the police promptly and refrain from accepting responsibility when discussing the incident with others. Contact our firm as soon as possible, so we can build your case to maintain the case strength.

    Q: How long do I have to file a truck accident claim in Arizona?

    A: In Arizona, the typical time limit for filing a personal injury claim (including truck accidents) is two years from the date of the accident. If you reach out to us promptly following the accident, we will assist you in preserving all essential evidence. 

    Q: What damages can I recover in a truck accident case?

    A: Depending on the details of your case, you may have the right to seek compensation for various losses. These may include medical expenses, lost wages, property damage, pain and suffering, and potentially more. Our attorneys will carefully analyze your situation and vigorously advocate for the highest possible compensation on your behalf.

    Q: Will my case go to trial?

    A: Our attorneys are always prepared for trial, although many cases are settled out of court. We will exert every effort to negotiate a fair settlement. If the situation is complex and it is necessary to present the case in front of a jury, we are always on foot to present your case in front of a jury.

    The Sorenson Law Firm team has over a combined 100 years of experience in personal injury cases. We can handle cases from minor soft tissue injuries to catastrophic brain injuries and wrongful death. Our clients consistently express high satisfaction with our services, as exemplified by Amanda Larson, one of our clients who had a positive experience after her accident. 

    Amanda praised Johnny and our team’s support for exceptional work in recovering and fighting for her losses. Our team kept her well-informed and educated throughout the process, which was especially valuable to her as she had little prior knowledge about legal proceedings.

     Amanda feels fortunate to have found such a wonderful team. She knows she can rely on us again if she ever faces another unexpected challenge. 

    If you’re new to our website and still confused, read about our clients’ experiences to see why we’re the best choice for Tempe personal injury cases.

    Schedule a free consultation today to discuss your case and learn how we can help you seek the justice and compensation you deserve.

    You can contact us by calling (480) 839-9500 or visiting our office at 950 West Elliot Road, Suite 226, Tempe, Arizona 8528412. You can also submit your legal inquiry through our website.

    Fawn Blue
    Fawn Blue
    2022-05-04
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    Audrey Sullivan (Audrey-AZRealtor)
    2022-04-02
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    Jim Van Wicklin
    Jim Van Wicklin
    2022-03-17
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    Nicholas Thomas
    Nicholas Thomas
    2022-03-01
    I worked with The Sorenson Law firm for about 5 months resolving a personal injury claim that occurred during a car accident I was in and I couldn't have been more happy with results. The firm was always responsive, quick to answer any questions I had and I could tell they had my best interest in mind. I would recommend The Sorenson Law Firm to anyone that needs a personal injury lawyer, they're great!
    Amanda Larson
    Amanda Larson
    2021-12-23
    I cannot recommend the Sorenson Law Firm enough. After an accident, I was in a situation where I knew very little about my options. I reached out to my community for advice and Johnny’s wife was quick to put me in contact with him to get me some help. The insurance company we were dealing with was not the easiest, but Johnny and his team did a wonderful job at recovering my losses and fighting for me. Johnny and his team kept me well informed and educated throughout the process, which meant a lot as I was very naïve and knew very little going into this process. I feel fortunate to have crossed paths with this wonderful team, and if life ever throws another curve ball, I’ll be sure to use the Sorenson Law Firm again!!!
    Erick Fuentes
    Erick Fuentes
    2021-12-22
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    Jessica Davis
    Jessica Davis
    2021-12-21
    Very compassionate with our very delicate situation. Understanding and professional at all times. Always kept our best interest at hand and communicated very well every step of the way.
    Alfanzo Atkins
    Alfanzo Atkins
    2021-12-02
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    Anna C
    Anna C
    2021-11-30
    I got into a severe car accident and went to the Sorenson law firm, they weren’t just any law firm for me, I was very impressed by their actions as they put you and your matters first! They are one who takes pride and truly represents you and themselves. I thank them for helping me every step of the way in getting justice and all of their hard work!
    Mark Bay
    Mark Bay
    2021-11-24
    Sorenson Law Firm made a tough situation less burdensome for me and my family. Going through the lost of a loved one and having to instill trust in people you don't know is hard. But Johnny Sorenson and his associates were very caring, professional, informative and timely when it came to our case. I would recommend The Sorenson Law Firm to anyone that needs lawyers that actually care about their clients and not just a paycheck. I'm writing this as a thank you to their company and to the team that worked on our case. Thank you!