Here Are Some Tips on How to Handle Arizona Highway Accidents

A vehicle accident can happen in a split-second. Many minor accidents that happen on local streets often result in negligible damage and few injuries. It is no surprise that some of the most serious accidents occur on highways. Vehicles on highways are traveling at a high rate of speed so when an accident does happen it often has very severe consequences. It is important for drivers to know how to handle Arizona highway accidents when they happen.

Why Arizona Highway Accidents Occur

Some of the most common reasons for highway accidents include:

  • Speeding
  • Illegal Passing
  • Impairment
  • Inattentiveness
  • Aggressive Driving

Speed Limits on Arizona Highways

Speed limits on Arizona highways are established by the Arizona Department of Transportation. Maximum speeds are typically determined based on the type of road and the type of vehicle using the highway. The speed limit on rural freeways can be as high as 75 miles per hour.  On urban freeways, the speed limit is typically 55-65 miles per hour.

Truck Accidents on Arizona Highways

Because of their size and weight, trucks can cause very severe damage and injuries in an accident. Some of the most serious injuries that occur are head trauma, back and neck injuries, and broken bones. These injuries require immediate medical attention. In some cases, there are multiple victims involved.

What to Do After a Collision with a Truck

The first and most important consideration after any accident is to seek medical treatment. The police should be called and report of the accident made. The police will review the cause of the accident and take statements from witnesses.  Once the immediate concerns at the accident scene have been addressed and stabilized, it is advisable to speak with a qualified personal injury attorney as soon as possible.

Contact the experienced personal injury attorneys at Udall Shumway PLC to get answers to your questions and learn more about how to settle a truck accident case.


This blog should be used for informational purposes only. It does not create an attorney-client relationship with any reader and should not be construed as legal advice. If you need legal advice regarding How to Handle Arizona Highway Accidents, or any other personal injury, please feel free to contact Brian T. Allen at  480.461.5335,  log on to,  or contact an attorney in your area. Udall Shumway PLC is located in Mesa, Arizona and is a full service law firm. We assist Individuals, families, businesses, schools and municipalities in Mesa and the Phoenix/East Valley.