Truck Accident Lawyers Montgomery, Alabama
Truck accidents have the potential to be very severe, regardless of whether you are in a truck or in a car. Heavy trucks have become more common occurrences on roadways due to the increased demand for goods throughout the country. As a result, there are a number of new, inexperienced truck drivers on highways for the first time who may not know how to quickly swerve out of the way to avoid an accident. Other driver distractions additionally lead to serious truck accidents and injuries.
Almost 7,000 trucks were involved in crashes in Alabama during 2011, resulting in the deaths of 92 people and injuries to more than 1,700 more. Many of those injuries involve collisions with fully loaded trucks, traveling at considerable speed. If you or someone you care about is one of these victims, you need the aid of an accident attorney experienced in handling truck accident cases in Alabama. At the Montgomery, Alabama, law firm of Wettermark Keith, our attorneys have fifty years cumulative experience, and have helped victims recover hundreds of millions of dollars needed to compensate them for their serious injuries.
TRUCK ACCIDENTS IN ALABAMA
Data collected regarding truck accidents in Alabama for the last ten years indicates a downward trend in the number of truck accidents, although the number remains high in terms of fatalities and injuries. The total number of trucks involved in accidents in Alabama in 2011 was just under 7,000, including all types of heavy trucks.
The leading cause of truck accidents is the failure to yield to the right of way, followed closely by tailgating. While this data does not indicate whether the truck or another vehicle was at fault in the accident, it remains clear that truck accidents are often much more severe than other accidents. For example, if one car was tailgating another car and a rear-collision occurred, only minor injuries would be sustained (depending on the rate of speed). However, if a heavy truck was tailgating a car, severe injuries could occur even at a slow rate of speed.
TRUCK ACCIDENT INJURIES AND RECOVERY
Truck accidents can often lead to serious injuries, no matter how small the accident may seem. A rollover accident involving a heavy truck can completely crush a nearby car that was in the wrong place when the accident occurred. A heavy truck that T-bones a small car can also completely compact or crush the car. Additionally, any truck which is involved in a head-on collision with a car will almost surely involve fatalities.
As a victim of a truck accident, you should not be forced to pay for any outstanding medical bills, car repairs, or loss of income. The responsible party for the accident should be held accountable for your injuries and any related damages. However, it is important to speak to an experienced personal injury attorney regarding the fault of the accident. If you were partially at fault for the accident, under Alabama law, you cannot recover any compensation. For example, if you were speeding and another car hits you due to driver negligence, you may not be able to recover because of your speeding. A personal injury attorney will closely analyze the facts of your case, interview witnesses, and will assess your injuries to determine the amount of compensation you may receive from an accident claim.
MONTGOMERY TRUCK ACCIDENT LAWYERS NEAR YOU
Here at Wettermark Keith, no case is too big—nor too small—for our expert injury lawyers to pursue. Our top attorneys represent each and every client with the utmost respect, compassion, and employ the thorough legal expertise needed to make their case a success. We realize that this is likely a difficult situation for you, and possibly your family, and are here for you.
If you have been injured or lost a loved one due to the negligence of another person in a car accident, contact our top injury lawyers today. Together, we can seek a financial compensation figure that meets your needs as a victim, and can continue to provide for you, long after this ordeal is over.
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When selecting clients to represent in court, our firm operates on a contingency fee basis. What this means to our clients is simple: if we don’t win your case, you won’t pay anything. We choose to operate this way for the sole benefit of our clients; we want to see you obtain a successful recovery so that you can continue to carry on with your life.
Contact us today if you have been the victim of a personal injury or lost a loved one to wrongful death. Fill out the free case evaluation form on our website and we will get back to you promptly.
If you wish to speak to us directly, feel free to call our Montgomery office at (334) 284-0014 or the location nearest you.