Our Law Firm is committed to becoming the best Law Firm for Latino, migrant, and Spanish speaking communities in Arizona.

18 Wheeler Accidents in Phoenix

phoenix truck accident lawyer

You’re driving to work one day, and a negligent semi truck driver hits your car. You suffer terrible injuries, endure extreme pain, and can’t even go to work for months. You have a viable personal injury case, and we’re here to represent you.

At Ybarra Maldonado Law Group, our experienced Phoenix personal injury attorneys will fight on your behalf. We won’t let “for profit” insurance companies take advantage of your situation. To get your life back on track, our number one priority is getting the compensation you deserve.

Causes of Semi Truck Accidents in Arizona

Many factors contribute to semi truck accidents. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) outlined each of the below common causes of semi truck accidents in their report on large truck crash causation. For simplicity, we’ll divide these causes into three major categories: driver, vehicle, and environment.

Phoenix 18 Wheeler Accident Lawyer

A semi truck refers to the truck or tractor portion of an 18-wheeler that has the engine. This part can run on its own, while the trailer portion cannot. Semi trucks attach to the trailer with the use of a fifth wheel hitch, and they have several axles for hauling heavy loads. These “big rigs” consist of the tractor, as well as one or more trailers.


The first step to getting compensation for your accident is proving negligence, either on the part of the truck driver or the trucking company. While the driver might seem to be the obvious choice for assigning negligence, their employer is also capable of negligence.

In order to avoid liability, employers have certain obligations to uphold. These include conducting background checks on new hires, conducting random drug and alcohol tests on drivers, ensuring that all trucks are safe to operate, and immediately suspending or firing unsafe drivers.

Semi truck accidents have the potential to be catastrophic. Because of the significant size and weight involved, semi trucks cause greater harm than passenger vehicles. The victims of these accidents deserve just compensation for any and all injuries they suffered. 

Semi truck accident settlements also have the potential to be much more valuable than the average passenger vehicle crash. This is because of the trucking company’s requirement to carry large amounts of insurance. Below, we list the circumstances we take into account while valuing a truck accident settlement.

  • Any and all medical costs associated with the accident
  • Lost wages, benefits, or compensation
  • Emotional or mental trauma
  • Decline in quality of life
  • Property and/or vehicle damage

While there is no “average” settlement reward for semi truck accidents, our experienced personal injury attorneys in Phoenix will aggressively pursue appropriate compensation for you.

Absolutely. Semi truck accidents differ greatly from passenger vehicle accidents. Size and weight contribute to the severity of an accident, as well as how much insurance an individual or company might hold. Because of these complexities and considerations, we highly recommend having an experienced Phoenix semi truck accident lawyer for your case.

Having an experienced Phoenix semi truck accident lawyer on your side is a must. Semi truck accidents are complex, and are difficult to navigate. Experienced attorneys have extensive knowledge of all FMCSA regulations, and use this knowledge to litigate cases appropriately. At Ybarra Maldonado Law Group, we put our experience to use in getting the compensation you deserve.

Contact an Experienced Phoenix Semi Truck Accident Lawyer at Ybarra Maldonado Law Group

As a top personal injury law group in Phoenix, we’re not afraid to take your case to trial. Insurance and trucking companies will try to low-ball you, but we won’t settle for that. If you were hurt in a semi truck accident, call our office today to set up a free consultation. Don’t wait until it’s too late to get just compensation. Call us at 602-910-4040 or fill out our contact form below for a free consultation with a commercial vehicle accident lawyer in Phoenix.



Our team of compassionate and experienced attorneys are here to help guide you in your time of need.

Ray A. Ybarra Maldonado

Attorney, Human Rights Activist, Author
Read More

Jazmin Alagha

Plaintiffs & Personal Injury Litigation
Read More

Juliana Manzanarez

Associate Attorney, Immigration
Read More