A Gilbert Attorney Who Takes on Trucking Companies
If you’ve been injured, call a truck accident lawyer who fights to win.
There are trucks on the streets and highways every day – in Gilbert, across Maricopa County and throughout Arizona. Most of the time we don’t think twice about them. But if you’re involved in a truck accident, you can suffer serious and life-changing injuries. You need an experienced Arizona truck accident lawyer who knows how to recover the compensation you deserve.
Attorney Byron Browne of Browne Law Group knows how trucking companies and insurance carriers operate after a crash. They have the advantage and won’t hesitate to use it. They will aggressively fight your claim because there is a lot of money at stake. Byron Browne can help you fight back.
A Gilbert truck accident attorney who isn’t intimidated by big companies and big cases
When a tractor-trailer crashes into a car, the consequences can be devastating. Drivers and passengers in the car can be seriously hurt. They may need extensive medical treatment, and it can take months or years to recover. Medical expenses can add up fast, and victims may not be able to work, leading to financial stress.
If you were hurt in a truck accident caused by negligence, you deserve financial compensation. But the claims process can be complicated. Negligent truck drivers and trucking companies deny doing anything wrong and don’t accept responsibility. Insurance companies use many different tactics to try to minimize your claim. An experienced Gilbert truck accident lawyer will fight back.
Attorney Byron Browne is not intimidated by trucking companies or insurance companies. He knows the games they play and does not tolerate them. Our firm builds strong cases that have to be taken seriously. We’re committed to helping you get the best results possible.
Types of truck accidents we handle
- Rear-End Truck Accidents – Tractor-trailers need more time and distance to come to a complete stop. If truck drivers fail to follow speed limits or follow too closely behind other vehicles, they may be unable to prevent a collision if the vehicle in front has to brake suddenly.
- Rollover Accidents – These types of accidents often happen when a driver tries to make a turn too fast. Having improperly loaded cargo on board can increase the risk of a truck rollover.
- Jackknife Accidents – A driver may have been speeding and hit the brakes too hard. This can cause the cab and the trailer to fold in on each other, forming the shape of a partially opened jackknife blade.
- Underride Accidents – Tractor-trailers are higher off the ground than cars. In a collision, a car can crash into the side or back of a large truck and then slide underneath, resulting in serious injuries.
- Fatal truck accidents – Because trucks are so large and heavy, an accident can cause severe and even fatal injuries.
What causes truck accidents?
There are many rules and regulations that truck drivers and trucking companies must follow, and for good reason. If they don’t follow these rules and regulations, the risk of a devastating accident increases. Most truck crashes are caused by negligence. For example:
- Speeding – Drivers are given schedules and deadlines for delivering their cargo. Some may decide to drive above posted speed limits to try to make up some time. But driving at higher speeds can make tractor-trailers more difficult to control and increases the risk of a collision.
- Distracted driving – Truck drivers spend many hours behind the wheel. They may sometimes do things that take their attention off the road – for example, texting, adjusting dashboard controls, operating a GPS, or eating and drinking.
- Fatigue – Driving for long periods of time can lead to fatigue. That’s why there are federal regulations limiting the amount of time truck drivers can spend behind the wheel. But some drivers may ignore these regulations to try to stay on schedule.
- Improper loading – An overloaded truck can be more difficult to control. And when cargo is improperly loaded, weight can shift to one side of the truck, increasing the risk of a rollover accident.
- Unsafe driving – For example, a driver may drive above the speed limit, fail to check for oncoming traffic when making turns, take turns too fast, or follow too closely behind other vehicles.
- Equipment problems – Trucking companies have a responsibility to regularly inspect and maintain the trucks in their fleet and make needed repairs promptly. Failing to meet this responsibility can lead to problems on the road, resulting in an accident.
The Anti-Lawyer Lawyer holds negligent parties accountable
Trucking companies and insurance carriers use many different tactics to try to pay you less. They’ll question the seriousness of your injuries or argue that they were pre-existing. They’ll put some of the blame for the accident on you. Or they’ll offer you a settlement that falls far short of covering your damages, hoping you’ll accept so they can save money.
Attorney Byron Browne knows the B.S. tactics they use and does not tolerate them. He builds a strong case for compensation that insurance companies have to take seriously.
If we represent you, Gilbert truck accident attorney Byron Browne will:
- Listen as you describe the accident and how it has affected your life
- Discuss your legal options for recovering financial compensation
- Give you an honest assessment of what to expect as your case moves forward
- Arrange for a medical lien, so you can get all the treatment you need
- Investigate your accident
- Take legal action to preserve and gain access to evidence owned by the trucking company, such as hours of service (HOS) logs and data from the truck’s event data recorder
- Interview witnesses
- Identify negligent parties
- File a lawsuit against negligent parties on your behalf
- Handle all communications with the insurance companies
- Negotiate a settlement that meets your needs
- Fight for you in court, if necessary.
Our team of legal professionals is ready to guide you through the legal process every step of the way. You’ll get regular updates on the progress of your case. There may be times when you have questions or concerns. Not a problem – just call Byron directly. All clients get his cell phone number
If you were hurt in a truck accident in Gilbert, or anywhere in Maricopa County, learn more about how we can help. Contact us to schedule a free consultation at our Gilbert office. Or Byron Browne can meet you at your home, hospital room, or another location that is more convenient.