Armored Truck Accidents in Phoenix, AZ

Each year, thousands of truck accidents occur on Arizonas streets and highways. One of the most dangerous types of trucks accidents to be involved in is an armored truck accident. Armored trucks are used to transport valuables such as money and jewelry. These vehicles are designed to resist robbery attempts. However, the vehicle design also makes them very dangerous when they are involved in a multi-vehicle collision.

If you were injured in an armored truck accident at no fault of your own, you may have grounds for legal action. Contact an attorney at Phillips Law Group to explore your legal options.

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Common Injuries in Armored Truck Collisions

An armored truck can weigh up to 55,000 pounds. While your average passenger vehicle weighs around 4,000 pounds, this means that an armored truck weighs 14 times more than your typical car on the road. When these two types of vehicles are involved in a crash, it often results in extensive property damage and serious injuries.

Some injuries that are commonly seen in armored truck accidents are listed below:

Bone fractures
Head injuries
Brain injuries
Back and neck injuries
Internal injuries
Spinal cord injuries
The attorneys at Phillips Law Group urge accident victims to seek medical attention after an armored truck collision. At times, injury symptoms will not appear until a few days after a crash. Depending on the type of injury that was sustained, life-threatening complications can develop if the injury goes untreated.

Liability for Armored Truck Accidents

Corporations and organizations usually own armored vehicles; they are responsible for hiring the drivers that operate the trucks. If an armored vehicle is the at-fault party in a collision, the organization that owns the truck may be held responsible for accident.

The company can also be held accountable for the crash, if they negligently employed the driver. If the company knew the armored truck driver had a history of reckless driving prior to employment, then they may be named as a defendant in the lawsuit.

In addition, the corporations are responsible for keeping the trucks in good working condition. Armored truck, like other commercial vehicles need regular maintenance and inspection to make sure the auto parts are not malfunctioning. The regular inspections are crucial since armored truck accidents often result in bodily harm and massive property damage. The force of the impact can leave passenger vehicle occupants with serious and sometimes fatal injuries.

If you or a family member has suffered an injury in armored truck crash, contact a Phoenix injury lawyer from Phillips Law Group today.

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Arizona Truck Accidents

In 2011, nearly 50,000 people were injured in vehicle crashes in Arizona, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation. Vehicle crashes, especially armored truck accidents can have life-altering effects on injury victims. If you or a loved one was injured in an armored truck accident, you may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost wages, ambulatory services and property damage.

At Phillips Law Group, we offer free case evaluations to all injury victims. During your case evaluation, an attorney will review the facts surrounding the accident and advise you on the best legal remedy to pursue.

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Approximately two out of every three drivers in the United States will be involved in a motor vehicle accident during some time in their life according to a report from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Even worse, a variety of additional reports indicate that a driver in Arizona should expect to be involved in a traffic crash every 10 years. While traffic accidents are certainly likely, those involving large trucks are typically far more severe.

Armored trucks are typically used to transport valuable items such as large amounts of cash for companies (banks and retail stores for example) and are designed to withstand robbery attempts. Any impact with these vehicles presents great danger for the other motorists involved due to the size and weight of these trucks. As such, all Arizona drivers must exercise caution to avoid armored truck accidents at all times.

Phillips Law Group has extensive experience in Arizona truck law and commercial vehicle litigation. When it comes to armored truck accidents, hiring an experienced, knowledgeable attorney is essential. Truck crashes involve a variety of specific laws regarding trucks and the various regulations in which they must adhere to. Therefore, it is essential to speak with a legal professional. If you or a loved one has been injured in an armored truck accident in Arizona, Phillips Law Group is prepared to take on your case today.

To learn more about your legal options, complete a Free Case Review form on this page.

Injuries from Armored Truck Accidents

Standard armored trucks can weigh up to 55,000 pounds. In contrast, the average passenger vehicle weights about 4,000 pounds. As such, any type of collision between two vehicles with such a significant variance in weight can be deadly. With a number of potentially devastating injuries in these types of accidents, all Arizona motorists must be extremely cautious while traveling in close proximity to armored trucks.

Armored trucks weigh about 14 times that of a typical vehicle. The sheer difference in size between armored trucks and standard vehicles makes the injuries involved in a potential crash devastating. Highway travel marks especially hazardous situations, as the increases in speeds creates a more forceful impact. The following are some of the most common injuries passengers may suffer in armored truck accidents:

Neck and back injuries
Broken bones
Head injuries
Rib and torso injuries
Spinal cord injuries
Accidents victims must seek medical attention following any crash. Seeking medical care after collisions involving large trucks, however, are even more crucial. The severity of these crashes tends to be far more significant than that of a typical auto accident. Even worse, many injuries involved in truck accidents take several days to appear. Therefore, any passenger occupant involved in a motor vehicle collision must seek medical attention as soon as possible.

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Armored Truck Crash Liability

Establishing liability in any auto accident can be difficult; however, truck accident liability tends to be far more complex due to the special laws regarding these vehicles. Armored trucks are owned and operated by corporations and, as such, these corporations are held responsible for employing the drivers of these trucks. Based upon the specific circumstances in the accident, it is possible that the company will be held liable for the damages involved in the crash.

Negligent employment is another form of potential liability in armored truck accidents. In cases where the company knowingly hired an unqualified driver, a driver with a bad driving record, or a driver with a history of reckless driving behavior, the truck company will be held accountable for the crash.

In addition, in situations where the truck itself was not kept in quality condition, the truck company may be held liable. Any commercial vehicles are required to undergo some form of inspections to make sure that the equipment has no defects. Because the bullet proof material used in armored trucks makes the vehicle heavier, safety precautions must be taken to account for additional weight, longer stoppage time, variance in turning, etc. Those who neglect to do so may be held liable for any injuries and damages caused by the crash. If you or a loved one has been involved in a truck collision, Phillips Law Group is here to help.

Contact an Experienced Phoenix Lawyer

With our main office headquarters in Phoenix, AZ, Phillips Law Group has been providing professional legal services to Arizona residents for many, many years. During this time we have gotten to know many of those who live all around Arizona, making us feel a special connection to these people. As such, we believe that it is our duty to protect the rights of all Arizona drivers.

Phillips Law Group believes that when the negligence of another driver causes injury or harm to you and your loved ones, this at-fault party must pay for the careless actions. Therefore, our Phoenix injury lawyers work diligently to craft a case which wins the maximum compensation possible for our clients. If you or a loved one has suffered injury due to an armored truck crash, you may be entitled to compensation for your losses.

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