Truck accident claims are very complex and require extensive experience and an in-depth understanding of trucking regulations as well as the serious injuries that are typically involved. Commercial truck accidents are some of the most devastating crashes on our highways, and truck accident claims are made even more complicated when there are multiple vehicles and multiple victims involved. We are experienced in “big rig” accidents and can help you and your family during this difficult time.
Investigating Your Truck Accident
Proper investigation by attorneys with extensive truck accident experience and a thorough understanding of the applicable trucking regulations is the key to a successful truck accident claim.
Determining and proving fault in a truck accident requires finding all of the
underlying causes of the accident, including any direct violations of trucking regulations involved in your accident and any history of violations on the part of the truck driver, trucking company, and others who may be held responsible.
Causes of Truck Accidents
Common causes of accidents involving 18-wheelers include:
- Unrealistic schedules imposed on truck drivers
- Inexperienced or under trained truck driver
- Truck driver who does not have the proper licensing
- Driver fatigue
- Speeding or driving too fast for the conditions
- Distracted driving
- Improperly loaded truck
- Overweight truck
- Inadequately secured load
- Failure to perform pre-trip inspection
- Poorly maintained truck
- Defective truck or equipment
- Roadway defect
- Other negligent drivers
Truck Accident Liability
Once we determine the underlying causes of your accident, we know where to seek compensation for your injuries. In a trucking accident, there are many potential defendants, often including large corporations and their insurance companies. We are always ready to stand up to these powerful opponents and fight for justice and full compensation for injury victims like it. That is why we are here.
One or more of the following may be held liable for your truck accident injuries or the death of your loved one:
- Trucking company (common carrier)
- Freight shipper
- Freight broker
- Third party logistics provider (3PL)
- Truck driver
- Truck or parts manufacturer
- Truck rental company
- Third party contracted to repair and maintain truck
- Government entity responsible for design, construction, and/or maintenance of defective roadway
- Weigh station
- Another negligent driver
If you have been injured or lost a loved one in a truck accident in Alabama or anywhere in the Southeast, you need the help of lawyers that are up to the task. Call us at 1-866-252-3535 or contact us online to schedule your free consultation today.