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Experienced Trial Lawyers

We are trial lawyers, we teach trial lawyers, and we are ready, willing, and able to go to trial. We only take a select number of cases so we can put in the time and effort into each and every case we handle.

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We Are Here To Help You

We are a family and will treat you like family. We offer support and guidance to help you and your loved ones get through these often challenging times.

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Merging Medicine and Law

Stephen Skiver, MD, JD engaged in the practice of Internal and Critical Care medicine for nearly 16 years before he began to practice law full time in 1989.

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We Go The Extra Mile

Steve Skiver is an MD, JD with 26 years of defense work and Ryan Skiver went to trucking school and got his CDL, so we know more about those aspects of case than other law firms.

Scottsdale
Truck Accident Lawyers

Skilled Semi Truck Accident Lawyer in Scottsdale, AZ

Today, our commerce rides on the back of a large trucking industry with approximately 15.5 million trucks in operation in the United States. Of those, 2 million represent semi trucks.

These trucks carrying large loads at fast speeds are often driven by individuals who are impaired or drowsy. In 2016, it was found that 90 percent of all accidents involving semis were due to driver error while a Harvard study found that 50 percent of drivers admitted to “drifting off” while on a route, with 25 percent admitting to having fallen asleep at the wheel. Considering the weight and speed of these vehicles, the implications of accidents involving semi-trucks and their consequences are staggering.

If you have been injured in an accident involving a semi or tractor/trailer, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. Because these types of accidents are complex, it is critical to have an experienced Scottsdale semi-truck accident lawyer on your side to ensure your success. At The Skiver Law Firm, we have dedicated our careers to protecting the rights of injured parties with a particular emphasis on large rig accidents. Contact us today.

Driver Error and Semi-Truck Accidents

The most common causes of semi-truck accidents today are driver fatigue, driver impairment, and speeding.

  • Fatigue — Current data shows that drowsy driving is as dangerous as drunk driving. HOS (hours of service) regulations limit the amount of time a trucker can spend behind the wheel actively driving but pressured scheduling often forces truckers to ignore those and even falsify records.
  • Drug and alcohol impairment — Many drivers are found guilty of using alcohol and drugs, reducing their ability to react responsibly while driving. Driving while under the influence is also a violation of the law which is considered negligence per se when pursuing a claim for compensation.
  • Speeding — Given the added weight of a large rig, any truck driving at high speeds is less able to stop and more susceptible to losing control, rolling over, jackknifing, and hydroplaning, especially during inclement weather. Shifting cargo and instability can also amplify speeding dangers.
  • Distracted Driving – Distracted driving is more common than drunk driving.
  • Other Common Reasons – Trucks that are not properly maintained or inspected, hiring unqualified drivers, failing to train those drivers, and failing to supervise them properly.
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If you or someone you love has suffered injuries or has died because of another person’s irresponsibility, the most important thing to understand is that you may be eligible for damages. Call our office today at (480) 626-1667 or take a moment to fill out our online contact form. You’ll receive a prompt response from a member of our team who can answer your questions and schedule a free, no-obligation consultation.

Reviews & Testimonials

“The attention and service they provided me with is incomparable.”

“I will like to say thank you to the Skiver Law team for the amazing job they did at handling my motor vehicle accident case. The process is never easy, but Ryan and his team welcomed me into their office and took the time to explain my options and gave the best recommendations for a successful outcome.”

Israel
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“He fought tooth and nail for me against the insurance companies and big corporations.”

“Ryan is the best lawyer I ever had. He was understanding, compassionate, professional, and a shark when it came to my lawsuit. He fought tooth and nail for me against insurance companies and big corporations. He always kept me updated on my lawsuit and got me what I wanted. I recommend him to anyone needing representative.”

Joey
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“I couldn't have asked for better representation.”

“Ryan and the Skiver Law Firm team have been professional, supportive, and thorough throughout the entire process. Someone was always available to answer any questions I had and made sure I had all the facts. I walked away with exactly what I was hoping for and I couldn't be happier with the outcome. ”

Alyssa
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“They were there for me every step of the way and treated me like family.”

“Greatest experience I’ve had while going through a horrible life-changing situation. They were there for me every step of the way and treated me like family. Ryan and Sergina exceeded all expectations and were still trying to get me more. Thank you Skiver Law Firm, you are truly a gem to your community.”

Christopher
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“They are professional and compassionate.”

“I lost my brother in a motorcycle accident. He lived in Arizona, I’m in New Hampshire. They helped me and fronted me the cost of my brother's cremation. I can’t thank Ryan and Sergina enough for helping me navigate through a very emotional time. They’ll never know what they did for me... it’s lost in words..”

Donna
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“Excellent Lawyer - Thank you for all your work.”

“Thank you to The Skiver Law firm for the time and dedication they provided my husband and I. They treated us with respect and delicately worked with us and the opposing team to meet all of our needs in a short amount of time. I know that if I ever need your services again I have comfort in knowing that I am in good hands.”

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Case Results

Settlement
$5,450,000
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$5,450,000
Dental Fraud
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$3,500,000
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$3,500,000
Truck Accident
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$2,400,000
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$2,400,000
Medical Malpractice
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$615,000
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$615,000
Car Accident
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A Personal Injury Law Firm With A
99% Success Rate

Why Semi Truck Experience Matters

At The Skiver Law firm, our experienced team of semi-truck accident lawyers takes a professional and skilled approach in order to support and prove your claim by:

  • Documenting all records including your medical records, your medical costs, the insurance policy(ies) involved, and any other documents supporting the injury claim. This enables us to establish how much your claim is worth, what the long-term implications of your injuries are, and help us build a case for fair and adequate compensation for all current and future costs and damages.
  • Investigating the accident to understand the scope and cause. In doing this, we employ the use of dashcam footage, driver logs and weigh-ins, information from the truck’s HVEDR (heavy vehicle event data recorder) device, maintenance records, and other information. We sometimes call in a crash forensics expert to help us determine and prove who and what was the cause of the accident.
  • Negotiating a settlement with the associated insurance company(ies) to ensure that your compensation is fair and adequate for your recovery
  • Litigating your case before a court of law if it is impossible to get a fair settlement from the insurance company(ies)

The Complexities of Semi Truck Claims

There are many potential points of fault in a trucking accident. This is why it is critical for you to have an experienced semi-truck accident attorney representing you who understands those complexities.

Insurance companies representing large trucking companies have much to lose in an accident claim and will go out of their way to try to disprove or downgrade an accident claim or point the finger of blame elsewhere. Having an experienced professional in your corner ensures that your claim is investigated thoroughly by knowledgeable experts.

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If you have been injured in an accident involving a commercial truck or big rig, get the professional advice of an experienced semi-truck accident lawyer to understand your rights and your options under the law. Call The Skiver Law Firm for a free consultation.