Commercial truck accidents result in traumatic injuries and deaths for thousands every year. Due to size and weight disparity, a passenger vehicle cannot withstand a collision with a commercial vehicle. According to the NHTSA, fatalities in large truck accidents increased by nine percent from 2016 to 2017 (4,761 deaths). Approximately 82 percent of fatalities in large truck crashes were individuals in other vehicles or nonoccupants (i.e. bicyclists and pedestrians).
Accidents involving a commercial vehicle, 18-wheeler, semi-truck, tractor-trailer, or big rig are handled differently from accidents involving only passenger vehicles. Trucking companies and their insurance providers have accident teams who immediately begin investigating the cause of a large truck crash. Their goal is to limit the liability of the trucking company and insurance company.
Therefore, our Scottsdale truck accident attorneys work quickly to gather and preserve evidence in attempts to establish fault and liability. For example, we notify the trucking company to preserve the information on the truck’s black box instead of erasing the information after a certain time. We also demand they preserve truck maintenance schedules, truck driver logs, shipping records, and driver information. The Tobin and Dove legal team utilizes industry experts and other resources to investigate and build a strong case against those responsible for your damages and losses.