Seeking justice for those injured in truck wrecks
We know that big rigs can cause big injuries. Contact us day or night to get BIG help by scheduling a free consultation with Brian Plant, our experienced Alabama truck accident lawyer.
We want to find out more about your accident so that we can help determine what needs to be done for you and your family, and if you may qualify for compensation for your big rig injuries. The call or chat is free; plus, you won’t pay a penny out-of-pocket unless compensation is won on your behalf.
Do I Need a Truck Accident Attorney?
When a serious accident throws your life off track, we understand that your first thought may not be to immediately call an attorney. You will most likely be focused on seeking medical care and trying to figure out how to handle your daily obligations. This is especially true if you or the injured contribute to the management or income of your household.
What you may not realize is that truck accidents involving 18-wheelers or semi-trucks are more complex than an accident with another passenger vehicle. In fact, there may be other entities involved with large truck accidents, other than an at-fault driver. This may include the:
- Trucking company
- Trucking company’s legal team
- Truck maintenance crew
- Truck manufacturers
- Cargo company
To increase your chances of finding justice and getting proper compensation for your injuries and other damages, we suggest that you hire an experienced local large-truck lawyer in Alabama. By doing so, you will have a team on your side to protect your individual rights, investigate all aspects of the accident, diligently review evidence, determine fault, and assist in navigating the legal complexities of large truck accident injury claims.
Common Causes of Truck Accidents
Devastating consequences often result when a commercial-sized truck collides with a smaller vehicle. Unfortunately, drivers cannot always escape from or prevent these types of accidents.
An important task of a truck accident lawyer is to establish what caused the accident, the contributing reasons leading up to the accident, and who or what is essentially at fault for the accident occurring and liable for injuries and losses.
Once the cause and reason has been proven, liability can be established to determine whether or not compensation is deserved for injuries, loss of quality of life, mental anguish, lost wages/earning potential, medical bills, and other losses or damages.
Top Five Causes of Alabama Truck Wrecks
- Poor truck maintenance
- Defective truck equipment or parts
- Poor weather or road conditions
- Brake, tire, steering system failure
- Truck driver health conditions
Top Five Reasons for Truck Collisions in Alabama
- Truck driver fatigue, error, or impairment
- Overloaded truck/unbalanced load
- Distracted or reckless driving
- Truck driver fails to yield right of way
- Tailgating, bobtailing, and jackknifing
Connect with our results-driven Alabama truck accident lawyer by LiveChat or phone at 844-977-1900 to discuss details about your accident. After, we’ll go over your legal options and if you may be eligible to receive potential compensation for serious injuries, or worst case scenario, a wrongful death.
Different Types of Truck Accidents
A well-versed truck accident attorney will take the time to investigate and clearly establish the type of truck accident that resulted in damages, injuries, or the wrongful death of a loved one. This is also an essential step to help establish who is liable for compensating injury victims and the families of those fatally wounded.
Even though no two truck accidents are the same, most can be categorized as one of the following types of truck collision:
- Blind spot
- Cargo spill
- Fatigued driver
- Wide turn
Alabama Truck Accident Statistics
In 2018, there were 10,079 trucks involved in crashes in Alabama. Of those vehicular accidents, 18-wheelers and other large commercial trucks led to 2,629 injuries and 121 fatalities. Most non-fatal truck accidents happened on interstates with the second highest occurrences taking place on city roads with improper lane changes or use being among the top two primary causes for these types of crashes. The lowest cause for Alabama truck accidents that year was driving over the speed limit.
You Can Afford an Alabama Truck Accident Lawyer
Truck accident claims often result in devastating and even catastrophic injuries. The amount of compensation you may be eligible to receive is ultimately determined by a number of factors, such as severity of injuries, the long-term effects of those injuries, loss of enjoyment of life, and lost wages.
At Lerner and Rowe Injury Attorneys, you not only have a 24/7 legal team on call around the clock, you’ll also find a dedicated team of professionals determined to prove liability and win you the compensation that you deserve. Call 844-977-1900 or use our LiveChat feature today for a free consultation to learn how our experienced Alabama truck accident lawyer Brian Plant can help you during your time of need. The call is free, and you pay no fees unless we win your case!