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Runaway Trailer Accidents

Phoenix Truck Accident Lawyers

Arizona sees many tractor-trailers on highways and minor roads, going to Phoenix or delivering goods to California. Our state is also home to a thriving farming community, with ranching and agriculture forming one of the state’s largest revenue streams. With abundant agriculture comes lots of trailers on the roadways, carrying livestock or hefty loads of produce. Sadly, the price of a healthy economy is severe: trailer accidents cause devastating injuries and fatalities.

If you were injured in an accident involving a runaway trailer, a Phoenix truck accident attorney at Cullan & Cullan can help. We have four lawyers who are also doctors. We also are one of the few firms in the United States to have an attorney trained in engineering, as well as advanced training in semi-truck accident reconstruction. This level of knowledge, combined with our considerable legal experience and record setting verdicts, makes us a more effective team as we protect the interests of those injured in runaway trailer and other trucking accidents.

To find out how we can help you, call (602) 900-9483 for a free consultation.

Arizona Trailer Regulations

Arizona is one of 28 states with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) approved plans for the trucking industry. Accordingly, Arizona enforces certain safety standards and regulations for tractor-trailers. This covers agricultural commodity trailers, commercial motor vehicles, heavy hauler trailers, and pulpwood trailers. These regulations are in place to prevent runaway trailer and other serious trailer accidents, protecting everyone on the road.

The list of regulations is expansive and encompasses safety measures such as:

  • Trailer height and width
  • Trailer maintenance and inspections
  • Trailer strength
  • Hours of service regulations
  • Lunch and rest break safety
  • Loading and unloading regulations
  • Transporting hazardous material regulations

If the driver of any type of trailer fails to adhere to OSHA regulations or federal and state safe driver rules, an attorney can use this lapse of judgment in court to prove that negligence caused a trailer accident. Common runaway trailer accidents all involve this kind of oversight, from improperly loaded cargo to poorly maintained trailer components. When the owner or driver of a trailer causes an accident, victims can demand recompense.

Seek Justice After a Trailer Accident in Phoenix

The large number of trailers navigating our twisting, winding roads invariably leads to tragic accidents. When tractor-trailer drivers take curves too sharply, drive fatigued, or fail to obey safety laws and regulations, the results can be deadly. Trailer drivers have an immense responsibility on the roadway while driving large and dangerous vehicles next to passenger cars. Drivers hauling trailers behind their regular vehicles are also responsible for driving carefully and ensuring the safety of their rigs.

If a trucking company or the driver of a vehicle hauling a trailer failed to obey traffic laws, federal trucking regulations, or simple common sense, you may have a valid case. Our Phoenix tractor-trailer accident lawyers can investigate the circumstances surrounding the accident to determine how it occurred and how to prove liability.

Call (602) 900-9483 now for experienced help after a runaway trailer accident.

Record SettingVerdicts

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  • $19 Million

    Truck Accident

    Negligent truck driver made a right-hand turn into plaintiff’s vehicle, causing fractured vertebra and partial paralysis. Defendant alleged plaintiff was trying to pass him on the shoulder. The insurance company offered zero before trial.

  • $17 Million

    Birth Injury

    Negligence by nurses and hospital staff in failing to assess the position of the baby, improper use of Pitocin, and failing to obtain an assessment by physician, resulting in severe oxygen deprivation and brain injury to the baby.

  • $13.2 Million

    Birth Injury

    A newborn suffered brain damage due to improper administration of Pitocin, failure to monitor preeclampsia and failure to perform timely c-section.



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  • "We knew these would be lifelong issues for our son. You have to advocate for your kids because no one else will do it. Cullan & Cullan knew what was going on and we knew they would be successful in helping us."
  • "If your child is damaged or you think your child is damaged, you should seek a lawyer. Having a doctor-lawyer on my side really gave me hope."
  • "My child had permanent paralysis in her left arm and no one gave us a straight answer on how bad it actually was. We needed lawyers who understood the medical side of this case and hiring the Cullan brothers gave us the attention we needed."
  • "Joe and Pat came to meet me helped me fight my case. I was who they cared about and I felt so important with the Cullan brothers."
  • "For anybody who's been in an accident and suffered a catastrophic injury, Dr. Sam is the best person you could possibly call to help. Not only is he someone who is knowledgeable and very friendly, he's also a humble person - someone who will hold your hand and guide you through the process as he did with me."
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