A serious accident involving two semi-trucks and several other vehicles traveling on a Phoenix highway lead to four people being taken to local hospitals.

Authorities described three of the four victims as suffering serious injuries. Among the victims hospitalized was a 2-year-old child.  Authorities said that they treated 4 other victims at the scene of the accident and were able to release them.

One of the trucks involved in the accident started leaking diesel fuel. Thankfully, although the other truck was hauling explosive materials, it did not begin to leak after the collision.

Authorities frankly admit that they still have to investigate further in order to determine what caused this scary truck accident, and this raises an important point for the victims in this case, as well as other Arizona victims of large-scale accidents involving trucks.

Trucking companies and those who insure them know a lot is at stake after an accident involving one of their vehicles. Frequently, there are multiple victims with serious injuries, much like the case here.

After all, trucks are very large and heavy compared to passenger automobiles and even vans and SUVs, so they tend to do a lot of damage both to the other vehicles and to their occupants.

The upshot of this is that the trucking companies and insurers are faced with hefty claims for medical bills, lost wages and the like. Moreover, the trucking companies also have their reputations to worry about after an accident.

The end result is that the gut reaction of many truckers is to deny responsibility for an accident, particularly in a case like this where the cause is not clear.

Victims who need compensation to stay financially afloat during their ordeal may therefore have to rely on someone with strong investigative and advocacy skills to prove that a trucking company is responsible for the accident.