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Abogado de accidentes de semirremolque

Los accidentes de semirremolque son peligrosos, eventos que alteran la vida. The Advocates entienden lo que está pasando y están aquí para ayudar.

Un abogado de accidentes de camiones puede ayudarlo en su caso

Los choques de camiones pueden provocar lesiones graves o incluso mortales, especialmente para los ocupantes de vehículos de pasajeros u otras personas ajenas al camión comercial. Después de una colisión con un camión grande, puede sentir que su vida nunca volverá a la normalidad.

Los abogados con experiencia en accidentes de camiones The Advocates están aquí para usted. Hemos ayudado a miles de víctimas de accidentes de camión a recuperarse de sus accidentes, y podemos ayudarle a usted también. Le proporcionaremos una representación legal feroz y atención personalizada a lo largo de todo su caso.

Si usted o un ser querido ha sido lesionado en un accidente de camión comercial, los abogados de lesiones personales con The Advocates tienen su espalda. Estaremos a su lado en cada paso del camino para asegurar que sus necesidades sean atendidas y ayudarle a recibir una compensación justa por sus lesiones.

The Next Steps In Your Case

Lesiones

Inmediatamente después del accidente, compruebe si hay lesiones

Contratar a un abogado

Póngase en contacto con The Advocates lo antes posible para iniciar el camino hacia la recuperación

Tratamiento

Busque atención médica tan pronto como pueda

Da√Īos materiales

Evaluar y reparar los da√Īos materiales

Tratamiento finalizado

Una vez que haya completado el tratamiento, su caso puede avanzar

Demanda

Su abogado enviará una carta de reclamación a la otra parte

Frequently Asked Questions

Not every accident requires an attorney. However, if the accident resulted in injuries or significant property damage, it is a good idea to contact a lawyer. An experienced personal injury attorney can help you navigate the claims process, which can be lengthy and complex. Your attorney will build your case, keep track of your medical records, negotiate with insurance companies, and represent you in court if necessary. Studies have shown that accident victims who hire a personal injury lawyer can receive settlements up to 3.5 times larger than if they settled on their own.

The best way to know if you have a case is to speak with an attorney. The Advocates offer free consultations‚ÄĒyou can speak with a qualified legal team to understand what your case is worth without paying a dime. Once you have decided to hire an Advocate, we will investigate your accident to firmly establish liability.

Your initial consultation with us is always 100% free. There are never any upfront costs or hidden fees when you hire The Advocates.

Our attorneys work on a contingency basis, which means that our attorney fees are calculated as a percentage of your settlement. You will not pay us unless we win your case, and you receive a settlement.

Every personal injury case is different. There is no one-size-fits-all solution to accident claims. The length of the claims process will depend on the severity of your injuries, the willingness of the other party to settle, the court’s caseload, and more.

In general, personal injury cases can take anywhere from several months to a few years. It’s important to contact an attorney as soon as possible to get your case started. Each state has a statute of limitations for personal injury cases, after which you will lose your right of action.

When you hire The Advocates, we will begin investigating your accident immediately while you finish medical treatment. Once all evidence and medical records have been compiled, your attorney will send a demand letter to the other party’s insurance company. At this point, negotiations will begin.

In many cases, a settlement can be reached during negotiations. If the other party refuses to make a fair offer, you may choose to file a suit. In the litigation phase, your attorney will represent you in court in front of a judge, jury, and/or arbitrator.

Un equipo de profesionales en accidentes de camión asignados a su caso

Durante casi 30 a√Īos, The Advocates ha ayudado a miles de v√≠ctimas de lesiones personales a recibir la compensaci√≥n y la atenci√≥n que merecen despu√©s de sus accidentes, y estamos preparados para hacer lo mismo por usted.¬†

Podemos ayudarle:

  • Investigar su accidente
  • Construir su caso
  • Negociar con las compa√Ī√≠as de seguros
  • Luchar por su indemnizaci√≥n en los tribunales si es necesario

Hable con un profesional

  • No es necesario programar una cita
  • No es necesario esperar una respuesta por correo electr√≥nico
  • Consulta gratuita en l√≠nea
  • Hablar directamente con un abogado


Estadísticas de accidentes de camiones


¬ŅD√≥nde se producen las muertes por cami√≥n?

  • Alrededor de 5.000 accidentes mortales al a√Īo implican a grandes camiones o autobuses
  • En los accidentes mortales de camiones, alrededor del 82% de las muertes se atribuyen a personas ajenas al veh√≠culo comercial (ocupantes de veh√≠culos de pasajeros y transe√ļntes)
  • La mayor√≠a de los accidentes de cami√≥n ocurren en zonas rurales
  • La mayor√≠a de los accidentes de camiones se producen entre las 12.00 y las 15.00 horas.
  • Alrededor del 50% de los accidentes mortales ocurren en autopistas con l√≠mites de velocidad de 50-65 millas por hora

Estadísticas de accidentes de camión en Estados Unidos

  • Los accidentes de cami√≥n se cobran una media de 5.100 vidas al a√Īo
  • La mayor√≠a de las v√≠ctimas de accidentes de cami√≥n son hombres, debido en parte a la falta de mujeres camioneras.
  • Entre semana se producen 2-3 veces m√°s accidentes de camiones grandes que en fin de semana
  • La mayor√≠a de los accidentes de cami√≥n se producen entre junio y octubre.
  • Hay m√°s de 13 millones de camiones matriculados en todo el pa√≠s.

Causas habituales de los accidentes de camión

  • Fatiga del conductor: Los camioneros trabajan muchas horas, a menudo conduciendo por largos tramos de carretera rural. Es f√°cil cansarse, y es crucial que los camioneros tomen descansos cuando empiecen a sentirse fatigados.
  • Conducci√≥n distra√≠da: Alrededor del 70% de los accidentes de veh√≠culos comerciales se producen cuando el camionero est√° haciendo algo adem√°s de conducir el cami√≥n, como enviar mensajes de texto, comer, mirar mapas o juguetear con la radio.
  • Conducci√≥n bajo los efectos de las drogas: Un conductor bajo los efectos de las drogas o el alcohol es un peligro para todos los que circulan por la carretera.
  • Fallos mec√°nicos: Una de las causas m√°s comunes de los accidentes de cami√≥n es el equipamiento defectuoso del cami√≥n.
  • Adelantar o girar de forma inadecuada: Los grandes camiones tienen distancias de frenado y √°ngulos muertos mucho mayores que los turismos. Si un cami√≥n es cortado por un coche, puede ser dif√≠cil para el conductor evitar un accidente.
  • Mal tiempo: El hielo, la nieve o la niebla pueden provocar accidentes graves, especialmente si los conductores no conducen de forma segura en esas condiciones.

Lesiones comunes en accidentes de camión

Las lesiones por accidente de cami√≥n pueden ser graves, especialmente para los ocupantes de veh√≠culos m√°s peque√Īos. Algunos tipos comunes de lesiones por accidente de cami√≥n son:

  • Lesiones cerebrales traum√°ticas
  • Lesiones medulares
  • Da√Īos en √≥rganos internos
  • Fracturas √≥seas
  • Latigazo cervical
  • Desfiguraci√≥n
  • Rotura o ausencia de dientes
  • Roturas o distensiones de ligamentos
  • Laceraciones y hematomas

Arizona Truck Laws


Diagram of a semi-truck

How large can a commercial truck be?

Legal trucking loads in Arizona are as follows:

  • Length: 65 feet
  • Width: 8 feet, 6 inches
  • Height: 14 feet
  • Weight: 80,000 lbs.

Heavy loads require a permit from ADOT, and still must fall under certain size regulations:

  • Length: 120 feet
  • Width: 14 feet
  • Height: 16 feet
  • Weight: 250,000 lbs.

Anything over these sizes require a Class C permit, and may require one or more escorts.

¬ŅEn qu√© condiciones debe estar un cami√≥n para circular?

Antes de iniciar un viaje, los camioneros deben realizar una inspección previa del vehículo. Deben inspeccionar las áreas críticas del camión para asegurarse de que funcionan correctamente antes de poder conducir el semirremolque. Para que se considere seguro conducir, el camión debe funcionar correctamente:

  • Frenos
  • Neum√°ticos, ruedas y llantas
  • Faros, pilotos traseros e intermitentes
  • Reflectores
  • Parabrisas y limpiaparabrisas
  • Espejos
  • Sistema de direcci√≥n
  • Indicadores
  • Bocina

Si alguno de estos componentes está defectuoso, podría poner en grave peligro al camionero y a los demás conductores de la carretera. El mantenimiento y la inspección periódicos de los camiones contribuyen a la seguridad de todos.

Trucker doing a safety inspection on his tires
New Truck Driver shows his CDL after passing driving exam

What is required to obtain a CDL?

Truck drivers must be at least 18 years old to hold a Commercial Driver’s License and operate a commercial vehicle in Arizona. In order to drive the truck across state lines, carry hazardous materials, or transport passengers, the driver must be at least 21 years old.

To obtain an Arizona CDL, a potential truck driver must:

  • Prove residency within the state
  • Speak and read English
  • Pass a set of written exams

What is the speed limit for semi-trucks in Arizona?

Arizona law states that vehicles over 26,000 lbs. and those carrying trailers over 6,000 lbs. may not travel faster than 65 miles per hour on a highway.

Arizona speed limit for trucks is 65

How many hours can a truck driver work at one time?

Driver fatigue is a serious problem in the trucking industry. Many trucking companies pay their drivers by the mile, so truckers are incentivized to keep driving, even when they are tired. Because of this, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration created the Hours of Service Rule, a federal regulation limiting how many hours a trucker may drive at once.

The Hours of Service Rule is as follows:

  • Truckers may drive a maximum of 11 hours after 10 consecutive hours off-duty
  • Drivers may only be on-duty, driving or not, for a maximum of 14 consecutive hours
  • Drivers are required to take a 30-minute break after 8 hours of driving
  • In adverse conditions, the 11-hour and 14-hour maximums may be increased by up to 2 hours

It is crucial that truckers adhere to the Hours of Service Rule, as well as taking any additional breaks as needed. A truck driver falling asleep at the wheel is a major hazard for everyone on the road.

How long do I have to file a claim?

If you’ve been injured in a truck accident, it is best to call an attorney sooner rather than later. All states have a statute of limitations on both criminal and civil matters. The statute of limitations refers to the length of time a plaintiff has to file a claim before they lose their right of action. In Arizona, the statute of limitations for auto accidents is typically two years. 

The longer you wait to begin your case, the harder it may be to receive damages. As time goes on, evidence may be lost or forgotten. An eyewitness may forget what they saw, or video footage from a nearby business may be erased. The more quickly you are able to compile evidence, get treated for your injuries, and speak with an attorney, the easier it will be to file a claim.

Attorney discusses accident case with client

When Should I Hire a Truck Injury Attorney?


If you were injured in a truck accident, you’re likely dealing with physical pain, emotional trauma, and seemingly never ending medical expenses. Attempting to navigate the claims process during your physical recovery may add unnecessary stress to your plate.

Insurance companies will often do whatever they can to prove you had some responsibility in the accident. They will go to extreme measures to diminish your claim and avoid paying you what you deserve.

If you choose to attempt to negotiate your settlement on your own, you may end up settling for less than you deserve. A personal injury lawyer with The Advocates can help you understand the next steps in your case.

If you’ve been injured in a truck accident, The Advocates’ law firm is here for you every step of the way. You deserve a team who will fight for you. You deserve an Advocate.