Truck Accident Lawyers In Alabama
Truck accident cases often involve going up against large insurance companies and fierce litigators. At Dothan Law Group, we have the resources and experience necessary to handle any case, no matter how complex. Accidents involving tractor-trailers, semi-trucks or 18-wheelers can occur due to any number of reasons. The size and weight of a large truck makes a crash more destructive, and the commercial ownership of the truck makes it more complicated to obtain compensation for the injuries suffered.
Pursuing a personal injury claim or wrongful death case involving a commercial motor vehicle accident requires a serious investment of time and resources. By working with a truck accident lawyer at Dothan Law Group, you have a better chance of obtaining those results than if you work alone. We can help you understand your rights and the strength of your case.
Types of Truck Accidents
Each truck accident arises from a unique set of variables and leads to particular injuries. However, despite all of the nuances that may matter to your claim, most accidents fall into a specific category, such as:
- Rear-end collisions
- Rollover accidents
- Jackknife accidents
- Cargo spill accidents
- Underride accidents
- Runaway truck accidents
- Wide turn accidents
- Blind spot accidents
Trucking companies are required by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations to keep records of equipment safety and drivers’ hours of service. Our attorneys at Dothan Law Group will inspect these records and carefully analyze the records to determine if negligence or recklessness has occurred.
Common Causes In A Truck Accident
Accidents involving a truck accident occur for a number of reasons. Some of the most common causes include:
- Driver inexperienc
- Driver impairment
- Overloading or improperly loading cargo
- Vehicle defects and malfunctions
Injuries After A Truck Accident
Truck accidents can cause serious injuries to pedestrians and the occupants of passenger cars nearby. Injuries that can occur in truck accidents include:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Neck or back injuries
- Broken bones
- Internal injuries
- Burns and scarring
- Soft tissue injuries
Certain factors will increase the value of your claim, including the extent of your injuries, the long-term effects of the injuries, your physical pain and suffering, and the emotional suffering in connection with the accident and your injuries. Make sure to document your injuries as well as your economic and noneconomic losses as a part of building a case against the liable party. At Dothan Law Group, we present an argument for a just award for either a settlement or in court.
Compensation After A Truck Accident
If there is evidence that the other party was careless or reckless and caused the accident that hurt you, then you can seek compensation for your:
- Medical costs
- Loss of earning potential
- Physical pain
- Physical impairment
- Loss of quality of life
- Property loss or damage
The Statute of Limitations in Alabama
Alabama Code § 6-2-38 codifies the statute of limitations on truck accident cases in the state. Cases that hinge on vicarious liability generally have a two-year time limit in Alabama. This is the same time limit as other types of motor vehicle accident cases.
Truck accidents can be caused by a wide range of factors. It is important to get a skilled truck accident attorney on the case as soon as possible so that all evidence is accounted for and we can give you an objective analysis of your potential compensation.
Contact Our Dedicated Truck Accident Attorneys
At Dothan Law Group, our lawyers have the knowledge, experience, and resources you need to protect yourself against a major insurer, a trucking company, and their lawyers. If you have been hurt in a truck accident, you deserve to be compensated for the high cost of your medical treatment, current and future lost income, and pain and suffering. Contact Dothan Law Group today for a consultation.