Arizona Truck Accident INJURY LAWYER

We can help you get the payment you deserve



1. We will explain what you should do about your accident and injuries.

As your Arizona truck accident injury lawyer, we will discuss and analyze your case in detail with you and answer all of your questions. We will explain the different types of compensation and damages that you might be entitled to because of the injuries you sustained in the accident.

We will immediately begin speaking with the insurance company representing you and the at-fault driver and make sure you are not taken advantage of. We will aggressively represent you in obtaining the maximum compensation possible for your injury claim.


2. We will help you locate doctors to treat your injuries.

We work with doctors who are specialists in virtually all types of accident cases and injuries. We will assist you in finding the right doctor for you who will be agreeable to wait for payment until your case is resolved (if you do not have medical insurance). You are entitled to comprehensive medical treatment even if you do not currently have the money to pay for it.


3. We will assist you with the damage to your vehicle.

If your motorcycle was damaged or destroyed in the accident, we will help you to recover your losses. Most Arizona lawyers do not help in these matters.

We know it is important to you and in most instances will assist at no additional charge. We will advise you if your motorcycle has a diminished value due to the accident. We will explain the compensation available to you for those losses and will handle those claims on your behalf.


4. We will investigate your accident to prove the other party was at fault.

We are one of very few law firms in Arizona that have on-staff investigators available to work on your case immediately. Completing an investigation early in your case is of critical importance. Our investigators will obtain witness statements, take photographs of the vehicles and the scene, talk to investigating officers and detectives, order police reports and 911 tapes, and investigate anything else that may be necessary.

Many law firms feel it is a waste of time and money to investigate a case thoroughly. We believe you will be more successful monetarily and this is the reason our law firm has a 99% success rate. The best Arizona truck accident injury lawyer doesn't work alone.


5. We fight to help you get the largest money award possible.

Our attorneys are experienced in court, trials, arbitration and/or mediation proceedings. Unlike many law firms, we will not just settle your case for an unfavorable amount, we will fight for you. Accident victims receive an average settlement of 370% more if they use qualified attorneys such as those in our law firm.

Our lawyers are trained in the skill of negotiation. They are going to be far better at settling a car accident case than a lawyer who does not practice solely in this area as we do. We know how much the case is worth and know how to conduct negotiations in order to obtain top dollar.


6. We will save you money on your medical expenses.

If you have received benefits from a medical provider or health insurer, then that company will have what is called a lien against your accident claim. A lien means that the health provider will be entitled to reimbursement for services rendered on your behalf before you are paid any money from a settlement or judgment.

We will negotiate with all health providers to reduce your overall medical expenses so you can retain more money in your pocket from the settlement or judgment.






Meet Our Attorneys

When you choose to work with an Arizona truck accident injury lawyer at our firm, you don’t have to pay attorney fees unless we win. Most importantly, we always see you as a person, never a number or dollar sign. We do our best to fight for your rights through and through. Choose the firm who caters to you.
Nathaniel Preston
Nathaniel Preson

Managing Partner, Nate Preston, has profound knowledge of accident law. He has successfully resolved numerous cases for injured victims in excess of $1,000,000.00 each.

Learn More
Jay MacKinlay
Jay MacKinlay

Jay has more than 23 years of experience handling hundreds of personal injury cases in court proceedings, including multi-million dollar resolutions.

Learn More
Eric Robinson
Eric Robinson

Eric has practiced law in Arizona for a full decade. He has litigated hundreds of cases and has focused much of his attention on helping injured victims within the Hispanic community.

Learn More
Richard Lundin
Richard Lundin

Rick focuses his practice in representing individuals injured in automobile and personal injury accidents in both state and federal courts.

Learn More
Quinton Riches
Quinton Riches

Quinton, a UCLA law school graduate, helps injured clients recover millions of dollars each year.

Learn More
Anthony Ramirez
Anthony Ramirez

Anthony’s background as a police officer, an insurance claims adjuster and a private investigator gives him great insight and experience in handling personal injury claims.

Learn More
Rayven Garcia
Rayven Garcia

Rayven holds a degree in criminology and criminal justice, providing a great background for her focus in personal injury law.

Learn More
Melanie Spilo
Melanie Spilo

Melanie has successfully aided injured clients in recovering large resolutions and has assisted family law clients reduce expensive divorce costs and stress.

Learn More

Case Results

Over $500,000,000.00 Recovered For Our Clients


Yes. Trucking insurance companies have teams of attorneys, investigators and adjusters who represent the person who caused your accident. They will do everything they can possibly do to reduce the value of your claim. It is very difficult to face that kind of opposition without an Arizona truck accident injury lawyer. While it is of course possible to pursue your claim alone, you will likely fall for many tricks that the insurance company has set up for you.

The offer that you get from the insurance company will likely be much smaller that what you deserve. Most people don’t have the training in the law in Arizona or the experience in negotiating with insurance companies to get the results they deserve and need.

Each Arizona truck accident injury lawyer at our firm is well-trained and has handled hundreds of cases already.

IMMEDIATELY. Hiring an experienced truck accident injury lawyer, like those at Warnock MacKinlay Law, is crucial if you have been injured in an accident with a truck. We have seen person after person fail when trying to go against insurance companies. There are studies that have shown that people who have an injury attorney “net” (after medical bills and attorney fees) in excess of 300% more than people who try to take the claim on on their own. The only thing that matters more than hiring a good lawyer after an accident is seeking medical attention for your injuries, and our injury lawyers at Warnock MacKinlay Law can help you to find a specialized doctor who will wait for payment until your case has a successful resolution.

No. We are able to make it easy to afford an accident injury attorney for people who have been injured in a truck accident. We don’t charge anything at all for accident consultations. In fact, we won’t charge any attorney fees  AT ALL unless we are successful in recovering money for you. At Warnock MacKinlay, even when we have costs and invest in your case: investigation, medical records, medical reports, deposition fees and the like, we will advance that for you until your case resolves. We also know and will refer you to doctors and other medical professionals who will not demand payment until the case is resolved. We believe that a good truck accident attorney needs to be able to help with the medical side as well, as your recovery is critically important.

When you have truck accident injuries, the amount of money you will ultimately recover depends on a few different issues. The biggest factor is definitely the nature of your injuries caused by the accident and the costs of the comprehensive medical treatment you receive after you have those injuries. At our firm, we often reimbursement for these types of losses:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost income
  • Lost earning capacity
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Loss of love and support
  • Mental and emotional distress
  • Disfigurement and scarring
  • Permanent impairment and disability
  • Property damage.

We have handled literally thousands of motor vehicle accident cases at our firm so the experience to know what damages to pursue is very thorough. To state it simply, we will find every avenue possible to improve your claim as your trucking accident injury lawyers.

It is common to encounter large tractor-trailers and other trucks when traveling on Arizona’s highways. Most drivers do their best to be extra cautious around these vehicles. However, no matter how hard you try, there is always a chance that you will get involved in an accident. Truck accidents can be very complicated. That’s why many crash victims need to help of an Arizona truck accident injury lawyer to help them recover damages.

Truck accident cases usually involve several layers of regulations including state and federal laws and trucking industry rules. Multiple state and federal agencies are involved in trucking regulation. In addition, local governments often have traffic ordinances in place which govern trucks and truck drivers. If you’ve been involved in a truck accident, you’ve likely suffered both injuries and property damage. If you want to get compensation for your losses, you need a lawyer who has the necessary knowledge and skills.

Our lawyers at Warnock MacKinlay Law know how to handle all the technical work surrounding a truck accident. Our law firm has the resources to take on trucking companies, insurance companies, and other entities. We are committed to getting justice and fair compensation for accident victims. You simply need to contact us as soon as possible so we can give you the best representation. If you wait too late, some of the evidence surrounding the case may be destroyed. This would make the investigation a lot harder. We will take care of the insurance and legal matters so you can work on getting better.

Common Causes of Truck Accidents in Phoenix, AZ and Elsewhere in the State

Many truck accidents are due to recklessness or negligence on the part of the driver. However, sometimes, issues in the trucking industry lead to crashes. There is a currently a nationwide shortage of truck drivers. Companies often push the envelope to get their deliveries done on time. While this may benefit their customers and their bottom line, it also puts road users at risk. Let’s look at some of the common causes of truck crashes.

Driver Fatigue

Truck drivers who work extremely long hours are likely to lack concentration and proper judgment. They are less likely to pay attention to road conditions, traffic, traffic signs, or the stability of their cargo. They may even fall asleep and lose control of their vehicle.

Drivers are often under pressure from their employers to meet unrealistic deadlines. Their schedules should allow time for rest stops, meals, sleep, and even delays. However, trucking companies’ profits depend on how promptly they can deliver cargo so many push drivers to cover more ground. Also, the drivers are often paid based on how much driving they do. This gives them an incentive to push themselves harder. They speed, take drugs to stay awake and ignore maintenance problems.


All drivers should focus their attention on the road. However, truck drivers should be even more attentive given the size of their vehicles. Still, some of them talk on the phone or text while driving. Others eat or groom themselves while behind the wheel. Taking your eyes off the road for even five seconds is enough to cause an accident.

Overloaded or Improperly Loaded Trucks

Each truck is designed to carry only up to a certain amount of weight. That cargo should be properly distributed and secured. If a truck is loaded up with more weight than it should carry, rollover accidents can occur. Cargo which is not secure can also lead to crashes.

Driving Under the Influence

Truck accidents, like other vehicular accidents, can be caused by drivers who are under the influence of drugs or alcohol.  Drinking alcohol reduces drivers’ reaction time, alters their visual perception, and limits their ability to make rational decisions.  Of course, driving under the influence is a crime and it shouldn’t be hard to prove such drivers were negligent. An experienced lawyer can help you bring them to justice.

Truck accident lawyers have the resources to determine what caused the accident and who should be held responsible. If you or a loved one was seriously injured or killed in a truck accident, we will fight for your rights. With accidents involving large trucks, several people may be responsible including:

  • The truck driver
  • The driver’s employer
  • The owner of the trailer
  • The manufacturer of the vehicle’s components
  • The government entity in charge of the design and maintenance of the road

Types of Injuries Often Sustained in A Truck Accident

Identifying the correct defendant is important if you want to get compensation for your injuries. Truck accidents often result in serious injuries which require a long recovery period. Common injuries include:

  • Broken bones
  • Internal injury
  • Head and brain injuries
  • Neck and spine injuries
  • Lacerations and burns
  • Loss of limb
  • Loss of one or more of the senses
  • Severe bruising
  • Temporary or permanent disability
  • Death

What to Do Following a Truck Accident in Arizona

There are certain things you should do after your crash to increase your chances of getting compensation. The first is to seek medical attention even if your injuries seem minor. You need to tell the doctor about all your pain and discomfort so they can put it in their report. Your Arizona truck accident lawyer will use this information to help quantify your damages.

You should also:

  • Take photos of the scene, the road conditions, your injuries and the vehicles involved.
  • File a police report and get a copy.
  • Call a truck accident lawyer.

Compensation Your Arizona Truck Accident Lawyer Can Seek on Your Behalf

You may be wondering how much money you could get from a truck accident claim. The compensation will vary depending on your specific circumstances. However, some of the damages you may be able to claim are:

  • Lost wages
  • Loss of future earning capacity
  • Medical bills
  • Pain and suffering

Your Arizona truck accident attorney will quantify your damages after they have fully investigated your situation.

Contact Warnock MacKinlay Law to Discuss Your Truck Accident Case

Our truck accident lawyers are ready to assist you with your case. Whether you need help negotiating with an insurance company or you’re ready to file a lawsuit, you should contact us. We offer a free case evaluation and we work on a contingency basis. This means you only pay when we win your case. Call us today and let us get you the justice you deserve.





Nate’s commitment to his clients is unparalleled among personal injury lawyers. His fluency in Spanish makes him an even more effective advocate as he pursues injured victims’ rights. While at Arizona State University College of Law, Nate was a Pedrick Scholar Honor Student and the recipient of the Cali Excellent for Top Student Award. Before concentrating his practice solely in the area of wrongful death, personal injury and catastrophic accidents, Nate’s experience has been broad and invaluable to the clients he represents today.

Prior to Warnock MacKinlay Law, Nate clerked for the law firm of Baker and McKenzie, one of the world’s largest and most prestigious law firms. As a law student, Nate was instrumental in advancing the rights of injured victims and establishing case law precedent while working at the Arizona State University Civil Justice Clinic.

Nate brings into the practice of law the same grit and determination he had as a varsity football player at BYU and an Eagle Scout in the Boy Scouts of America.

A fun and interesting fact about Nate is that he has traveled to over 40 countries and is an expert with flying drones and drone photography.

Jay Mackinlay

With close to a quarter of a century of personal injury experience, Jay has participated in virtually hundreds of court proceedings representing injured victims. He has been successful in complex cases requiring appearances throughout the United States, but is equally comfortable assisting individuals in his home state of Arizona.

Jay has magnanimously given back to the community, having donated countless hours of free legal advice to those less fortunate or who did not have the funds for legal assistance. He was recognized by Arizona State University as having performed the most homeless shelter visits and assistance.

Jay is admitted to practice before the highest State and Federal courts in Arizona. He is also licensed to practice law before the Colorado Supreme Court, the United States Court of Federal Claims and the United States Court of Appeals. In all of his educational endeavors, specifically college and law school, Jay has graduated with honors.

A fun and interesting fact about Jay is that he speaks and writes French fluently, and competes in mountain biking and marathons.

Eric Robinson

Eric’s practice of law during the last 10 years has been representing injured victims exclusively. His focus is on litigation of victims’ claims, where the responsible party had previously been unwilling to recognize full compensation to his clients. He has been particularly successful in dog bite cases and the very difficult to prove slip and fall injuries.

An extensive part of Eric’s practice are cases referred to him by other personal injury firms who do not feel comfortable taking the case to trial. Eric’s success in these cases has been phenomenal.
Eric has worked on a successful Petition to the United States Supreme Court and had an opinion article published in the Washington Times, and he was also the Senior Articles Editor of the Sports and Entertainment Law Journal.

A fun and interesting fact about Eric is that he is an avid golfer and college football fan.

Richard S. Lundin

During his 25 years of practice in the personal injury field, Rick owned his own law firm in Maryland for a number of years, having successfully litigated and supervised virtually hundreds of cases. Rick is extremely hands-on with clients and tailors his approach to their individual needs on an individual case-by-case basis. Rick definitely goes the extra mile for each client he represents and his responsive committed style has consistently earned him Five Star client satisfaction and appreciation.

Rick has focused on being a lawyer since 16 years of age and at 19, became a part-time litigation assistant at a large established law firm in downtown Phoenix. Due to his excellent credentials, Rick had the opportunity to choose from many law schools and selected George Washington University in Washington, D.C., a very prestigious and highly ranked law school in the country.

A fun and interesting fact about Rick is he is a fourth generation Arizonan, his family having resided in our state for over 100 years, when they were a farming family in Glendale, Arizona. He also enjoys extensive backcountry hiking and camping.


When attorney Quinton D. Riches accepts a case, his clients collect the benefits of his attention to detail, aggressive strategies, and emphasis on client satisfaction. Quinton handles each case with care and has helped his clients recover millions of dollars.

Quinton has successfully handled hundreds of personal injury cases, including wrongful death claims, various animal attacks and dog bites, pedestrian and car accidents, premises liability cases and many others. Quinton believes in fighting for those who are injured and works hard to prevent insurance companies from taking advantage of his clients in their vulnerable state. The personal injury and legal process can be daunting, especially for those who have never had to deal with such issues. Quinton and his qualified team are ready to jump in and fight to get clients get what they deserve, which allows his clients to focus on their recovery while knowing the rest will be handled.

Prior to his time at Warnock MacKinlay Law, Quinton worked at a prominent law firm in Arizona and another large, multinational law firm in Beijing, China. While in Beijing, he performed legal due diligence for a multi-billion-dollar merger and acquisition across countries, requiring his background in finance, understanding of complex legal issues, and Chinese. He has successfully transitioned his detail-oriented focus and background to civil litigation, focusing on victims who have been injured.

Outside of work and fighting for his clients, Quinton enjoys boxing, hiking, traveling, and spending time with his family. Quinton is supported by a loving wife who recently gave birth to their first child. Quinton is native Arizonan and enjoys being able to give back to and help the community.

Anthony Ramirez

Anthony is a former police officer with the Washington D.C. Metropolitan Police Department, providing him with an uncanny knowledge and background to effectively understand the dynamics of motor vehicle collisions and investigations. This has proven to be invaluable in the evaluation of client accident cases and the methodology in which accidents occur.

Anthony understands more than anyone the “ins and outs” of insurance companies and their methodology of cheating the victim. Anthony is a licensed insurance adjuster, as well as a licensed private investigator. His skills developed in these areas are leveraged to benefit each of his client’s cases.

Anthony is incredibly engaged in the community and provides a tremendous amount of assistance to Mothers Against Drunk Driving. Sit down with Anthony and you will be mesmerized by his stories from his time with the Arizona Rangers and as a former police officer in our nation’s capitol, Washington, D.C.

A fun and interesting fact about Anthony is that he was a member of the Red Mountain Rugby Warthogs from Mesa, Arizona, who won the 2008 U.S. Rugby National Championship.

Rayven Garcia

As with many of the attorneys at Warnock MacKinlay Law, Rayven was born and raised in Arizona and her extensive background in criminology and criminal justice are a significant benefit to her in analyzing and dissecting the personal injury case. Rayven focuses her practice in personal injury, including wrongful death, and has handled numerous transit injuries, as well as slip and fall accidents that occur virtually daily.

Rayven’s time in volunteering with Mothers Against Drunk Driving also gave her a great deal of experience in accident cases, so many of which are caused by impaired individuals. Rayven’s background with Legal Aid Clinics prepared her for a fast-paced, live client setting representing numerous low-income clients under the careful guidance and thoughtful teaching of supervising attorneys.

A fun and interesting fact about Rayven is that she is a die-hard San Francisco 49ers fan and does not miss a single game.

Melanie Spilo

Melanie’s extensive experience in mediating disputes during law school led her to the subsequent practice of personal injury law. She has successfully performed in excess of 300+ hours of legal mediations and she is a driven advocate for her clients and prides herself on extensive service and professionalism.

Melanie has worked in the legal field for 6 years concentrating on personal injury practice. She has successfully aided clients and senior attorneys to recover large verdicts and resolutions during her tenure at the firm.

A fun and interesting fact about Melanie is that on every educational challenge she has undertaken, including college and law school, she has completed the curriculum and earned her degree faster than anyone else in her graduating class.


An Accident Lawyer’s Best
Tips For Helping Your Case