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Arizona Truck Accident Lawyers You Can Trust to Help With Your Injuries
As an emergency room doctor, the Dr. Lawyer has seen first-hand the devastating effects of trucking accidents. The size and mass of a semi-truck/tractor-trailer can make even a low-speed crash with a regular car deadly. The Dr. Lawyer has dealt with the aftermath of these deadly and serious crashes, inspiring a passion for changing the trucking industry one lawsuit at a time.
Although many attorneys claim they handle truck crashes, many do not have complete knowledge of the federal regulations relating to truck-drivers and the resources to hire the proper investigators to interview witnesses. The Dr. Lawyer Law Group explores every avenue of what happened in each crash. An exceptional commercial truck accident attorney is needed to make certain that the right experts and accident reconstructionists are brought in to bring the truth to light.
The insurance and trucking corporations have a crew of professional expert witnesses, corporate defense lawyers, and insurance adjusters who deal with trucking crashes every single day. An injured victim only stands a chance against this sophisticated adversary if they find a lawyer who has the ability to stand toe-to-toe against them. The Dr. Lawyer Law Group has the knowledge, skill, and resources to fully fight back. If you or a family member has been hurt in a trucking accident, the Dr. Lawyer is ready to hear your story.
What to Do After a Truck Accident in Arizona
If you get into a crash with a semi-truck in Arizona, there are things you must do to help you get full compensation for your injuries.
First, go to the doctor right away, even if you don't think you're hurt very badly. Oftentimes, soft-tissue injuries like sprains, strains, and contusions (also known as bruises) are not apparent immediately after a truck crash. Your well-being is the most important issue following an accident, and it is very important that you prioritize your health over anything else. Seeking immediate medical attention is also important to show that the truck accident caused your injuries.
Second, if it is safe to do so, take pictures of everything at the scene with your phone or camera. You want to get photos of the damage to your car and the damage to the semi-truck. You also want to photograph any debris or skid marks, if there are any.
Make sure to get the names and phone numbers of any people who saw what happened. You may be hesitant to speak to a stranger after such a traumatic experience, but if a witness is still at the scene, it is likely because they want to help. You also need to get the name, driver's license number, and insurance information of the truck driver and any other drivers who were involved. After speaking to the police, make sure to get the report number and the police officer's name and badge number as well.
At some point, it is important to take pictures of your injuries, if they are visible. It is important to document all of your truck accident injuries, including bruising, cuts, and swelling.
Finally, it is so important that you keep going to the doctor to get better in the weeks after your Arizona truck accident. Your medical records will be important evidence in your case, and if you fail to treat your injuries, you'll be left unhealed and without the full compensation you deserve.
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I came to the Dr Lawyer after a serious car crash in Tempe. The Dr. Lawyer Law Group stuck out to me because I knew I needed medical treatment, so why not choose a personal injury attorney who is also a doctor. They got me appointments with a great physical therapist and made sure that I knew the direction of my medical care. They handled my legal case with no stress to me and at the end I got a great settlement for my injuries. I am so glad I had a great attorney I could trust and who helped put this behind me.
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The Dr. Lawyer Law Group did excellent work with my claim. I loved the communication I received and how efficient and organized everything was. They made sure that I was made whole, constantly going back to the drawing board and finding ways to help my case. I recommend this agency to any and all who need representation and I will for sure be utilizing their services again if needed!
Common Injuries After an Arizona Truck Accident
Truck accidents involve more weight and, therefore, more forces exerted on your body. It is very common for victims of truck accidents to suffer much more serious injuries than victims of typical car accidents. The Dr. Lawyer has seen and treated the types of injuries caused by these types of accidents. He also continues to learn about these types of injuries through continuing medical education classes and by constantly reading updated medical literature. If you've suffered any of these injuries after a truck accident in Arizona, it is best to consult The Dr. Lawyer Law Group about your legal rights:
Broken bones, which include "fractures," the common word used in the medical field for a broken bone
Crushed limbs or amputations
Brain injuries, such as a concussion
Lacerations, or cuts, to any body part
Spinal cord injuries, including disc herniations or spinal stenosis
Internal damage to your organs or internal bleeding
Puncture wounds to any body part
How Do Insurance Companies
Make Money Off Of Your Injuries?
Insurance companies make money in three ways: underwriting profit, investments, and reduced overall claims expense. Underwriting profit occurs when the company insures policyholders who have few or no losses. The company earns premiums but doesn't have to pay out any money for claims. This is why the underwriting department carefully evaluates potential insureds for risk profiles that are favorable to the insurance company's complex underwriting models.
Investment income is also a way for insurance companies to make money. They are only allowed to invest a small percentage of portfolios in high-risk/high-reward investments, and most investments include bonds, short-term, and other low-yield but safe investing vehicles. Insurance company investments are supposed to be safe for the company and its investors and policyholders.
Reducing overall claims expense is the only factor that is generally within the control of the insurance company. Insurance companies gamble that their insureds will not have losses, and premiums are set on that basis. The claims department can be seen as the enforcer of this gambling racket. The company's profits increase when it employs aggressive defense tactics in claims handling and litigation management, leading to insureds abandoning their claims due to cost or frustration.
Overall, claims management is the only profit factor that is in the control of the insurance company. Senior management pays close attention to how aggressively their claims department handles policyholder claims, as it affects the company's profits. After you've been injured in a car accident, it is the claims department and senior management that work against you to profit off of your injuries.
However, when you hire experienced accident attorney, like the attorneys at The Dr. Lawyer Law Group, the insurance company's math changes. They know they won't be able to lowball you to increase profits. Instead, a personal injury law firm like ours helps you build your case and present the best evidence to increase the value of your car accident claim.
Is the Trucking Company at Fault for My Accident?
After a truck accident in Arizona, there may be multiple parties who could be held accountable for your injuries. Nevertheless, it the trucking company that employed the truck driver is usually the party responsible for the incident.
This is true even if the driver is found to be entirely at fault for the truck accident. That is because of a legal principle called "vicarious liability." Under a theory of vicarious liability, or sometimes called respondeat superior, employers are typically held accountable for their employees' actions, provided that the employee was performing their job duties at the time of the incident. Vicarious liability typically applies to truck drivers employed by a company.
If a truck driver is an owner-operator, then they are likely a contractor, and the trucking company that hired them cannot be held accountable. Owner-operators typically have higher insurance policies to protect themselves, though. Whatever the employment situation may be, you can rest assured that The Dr. Lawyer Law Group will discover the best way to get you the most money for your after an Arizona truck accident.
The question of who or what company you can hold liable for your truck injuries can be very complex. Instead of worrying about these details while you're healing after your accident, call The Dr. Lawyer Law Group for a free case strategy session, and let us tell your story to the right parties at fault for your injuries.
Don't trust just any Arizona truck accident lawyer with your case. We fight hard for our clients, both for their medical treatment and their compensation.
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