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Truck Accidents

Crashes involving large commercial vehicles such as semi trucks, 18-wheelers, “big rigs”, passenger vans and commercial vehicles of all types can be catastrophic for people in smaller passenger vehicles. We’ll help you pinpoint the causes of your injuries and fight to hold the truck driver or trucking company responsible for their negligence.

Like most states in the nation, Alabama’s economy and its people depend on imports and exports and the commerce that trucks transport. Indeed, this is part of the reason why the trucking industry within the state is so strong – in recent years, the trucking industry in Alabama has provided more than 100,000 jobs, or about one out of every 15, in the state. What’s more, a whopping 86.1 percent of communities in Alabama depend exclusively on trucks to move their goods, according to the Alabama Trucking Association.

But while large trucks may move goods, allowing people access to the food and products that they rely on every day, and generate jobs and economic growth, the operation of large trucks is a risky business. Large trucks can be difficult to control, and if they are involved in a crash, the outcome can be devastating.

At the law offices of Taylor Martino, P.C. Personal Injury Lawyers in Mobile, Alabama, our talented truck accident injury attorneys will advocate for you if you have been harmed in a truck accident. Please contact us today for your free consultation.

Investigating a Truck Accident Claim

Driver error. Truck driver error is one of the most common causes of a trucking accident in Alabama, with truck driver errors including, but not being limited to:

  • Fatigued driving/falling asleep at the wheel
  • Driving while intoxicated or impaired
  • Driving too fast for conditions
  • Taking a turn too fast
  • Distracted driving
  • Errors made based on route unfamiliarity
  • Aggressive driving
  • Illegal lane change

Trucking company error

In some cases, the trucking company is to blame for a trucking accident. This may be the case if a trucking company fails to properly maintain and service vehicles, fails to properly train drivers or conduct through driver background checks, or pressures drivers into violating federal hour of service requirements.

Truck or truck part defect

It is critical that trucks and their parts are designed and manufactured properly. If a defective part exists, it could lead to a crash. For example, defective tires may lead to a tire blowout that causes an accident, or defective brakes may make it impossible for a truck to stop in time in order to avoid a collision.

Shipper or loader of cargo

Finally, the shipper or the loader of cargo may be to blame if cargo is dangerous, improperly loaded, or improperly secured leading to a cargo shift (or other in-trailer accident) that results in a crash.

In addition to the above, the actions of a third party driver (such as illegally lane changing in front of a truck, resulting in the truck driver quickly swerving to avoid the vehicle and as a result colliding with another) may lead to a crash, as could poor weather, animals and debris on the road, and poor road conditions or improper signage.

When you hire our law firm to investigate your truck accident, we will get to the bottom of exactly what happened. Not only do we hire accident reconstruction experts who can build your case, but we also send spoliation of evidence letters, analyze black box data, and much more.

Recovering Damages after an Alabama Truck Accident Injury

If you have been involved in an accident with a large truck, the damages you have suffered may be very severe. In fact, large trucks can weigh up to 20 times more than passenger cars, which means that vehicles can be completely crushed or totaled in the event of a collision. For drivers and passengers in smaller vehicles, injuries are often devastating.

A truck accident can result in a wide range of injury types, with the most severe being traumatic brain injuries, amputation and crush injuries, and spinal cord injuries. While these injuries can be permanently disabling and sometimes even fatal, other injuries can be equally as painful and sometimes just as limiting. A person injured in a crash may never be able to return to life as normal, require a wheelchair or assistance for the remainder of their life, be prevented from returning to the workforce, and could even be unable to care for themselves.

A skilled truck accident lawyer in Mobile, Alabama from Taylor Martino, P.C. Personal Injury Lawyers, will be committed to making sure that you recover compensation for the full extent of damages you have suffered, including every penny’s worth of your medical expenses and future medical costs, lost wages and future lost wages, property damage expenses, pain and suffering, value of diminished quality of life, emotional distress, and more.

Time Is Running Out

Even if you have suffered serious injuries and are still in the process of recovering and have not yet reached maximum medical improvement, you should take action today to contact our experienced truck accident law firm in Mobile, AL and start the process of filing a truck accident injury claim. Not only are you required to notify the insurance company within a reasonable amount of time, but if you plan to file a lawsuit, you will need to do so within two years from the date of your accident. If you wait longer than the two-year deadline, you will not be able to recover compensation at all.

Contact the Office of Taylor Martino, P.C. for a Free Alabama Truck Accident Lawyer Consultation Today

When you are harmed in a crash, you shouldn’t have to pay for any of your losses out of pocket. At the law offices of Taylor Martino, P.C. Personal Injury Lawyers, our Alabama truck accident lawyers in Mobile have experience representing clients like you, and know what steps to take to improve the chances that you recover your full compensation amount. For a free consultation to discuss your claim and learn more about your options, please contact us today at 251-433-3131.

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