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Settle 18-Wheeler Crash Claims with Our Experienced Alabama Firm

Operators of commercial trucks have a responsibility to obey the laws of the road. These laws are in place to not only protect other drivers but also to protect the truck operators themselves. Due to their massive size, commercial trucks can cause serious damage in an accident. For this reason, commercial trucking accidents often result in some of the most catastrophic injuries and expensive medical treatments. Wrongful death is a common result of semi-truck accidents as well.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a trucking accident, contact our Birmingham truck accident attorney for a free consultation. We want to help you recover the financial damages you deserve.

Contact us online or call (205) 861-0980 to discuss your legal rights and options during a confidential and no-obligation consultation.

How Fault Is Determined in Trucking Accidents

Commercial trucking operations involve numerous entities working together to stay profitable, which means that when a truck accident occurs liability may fall on one or more relevant parties. During your case, our Birmingham truck accident attorney will attempt to identify the ways in which the truck’s operator, their employer, and/or another party failed to adequately protect the other drivers on the road. Using our understanding of trucking law, we will carefully investigate the circumstances that led up to the accident to ensure the right entities are held accountable.

Common situations that lead to trucking accidents include:

  • The truck driver under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
  • The truck driver did not take the required rest at the appointed time and was driving while fatigued.
  • The truck driver failed to stop at a weight check and perform safety inspections.
  • The truck driver was unfamiliar with the local roads, terrain, or weather where the crash occurred.
  • The trucker’s employer required the truck driver to carry more weight than legally permissible.
  • The employer did not provide regular safety inspections or appropriate maintenance on the vehicle.
  • The employer pressured the truck driver to deliver goods on time by working longer than the recommended hours.
  • The manufacturer sold faulty or defective equipment to the truck company.
  • The loading company failed to properly secure the truck’s cargo.

When building your case, we carefully review the truck driver's log, their driving history, police reports, the scene of the accident, and every other detail that pertains to your case. Our legal team will help you ensure that the correct party or entities are held liable for your injuries, so you receive the maximum amount of compensation you deserve.

Common Truck Accident Injuries

Truck accidents tend to be among the most devastating of motor vehicle accidents and can lead to permanent disability, disfigurement, and even death.

Among the most common 18-wheeler accident injuries are:

  • Broken bones
  • Burn injuries
  • Internal injuries
  • Neck and back injuries
  • PTSD and emotional trauma
  • Soft tissues injuries
  • Spine and spinal cord injuries, including paralysis
  • Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
  • Whiplash
  • Wrongful death

If you or a loved one has been injured, we will help you fight to obtain compensation to cover all related medical expenses, property damage costs, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other financial and non-economic losses related to your accident.

Compassionate Counsel & Aggressive Pursuit of Justice

Our boutique law firm provides personalized attention and dedicated service to all our truck accident clients. We are particularly passionate about injury prevention, seeking to make sure that those responsible for your injury are not able to cause harm to anyone else in the future. We will do everything in our power to thoroughly investigate your case and collect evidence that will hold the at-fault parties accountable for their actions. Not only will this bolster your chances of receiving the maximum amount of compensation available, but it will also help ensure the responsible parties won’t be able to harm anyone again.

Ask for your free consultation with our Birmingham personal injury lawyer by calling (205) 861-0980 today!

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