Seasoned Trucking and Commercial Vehicle Accident Attorney Defending North Jefferson County
Collisions between large trucks/commercial vehicles and regular passenger vehicles often result in serious injury and/or death. In addition to property damage, you may be stuck with hefty medical bills, lost wages and an injury that is permanently debilitating. If you have recently been injured in an accident involving a large truck/commercial vehicle, we can help.
Determining liability is often the most important step in pursuing an injury claim against a truck driver or a commercial trucking company. The dedicated attorneys at The Carter Law Firm, LLC have extensive experience in gathering evidence, interviewing witnesses, speaking with law enforcement officials and consulting experts. Lawyers affiliated with commercial trucking companies are dedicated to deflecting blame from their clients, which makes working alongside an experienced personal injury attorney paramount to obtaining the outcome you deserve.
Numerous Forms of Negligence
In the state of Alabama, there are many ways in which a driver of a large truck/commercial vehicle can act negligently, including:
- Fatigue (i.e. driving too many hours)
- Operating an overweight truck
- Not securing the load properly
- Speeding/reckless driving
- Maintaining falsified log books and/or maintenance records
- Faulty brakes, balding tires and/or a general lack of maintenance
Keep in mind that any party found responsible for the truck accident can be held legally liable, and many personal injury cases have the potential to name several parties beyond the driver and her or his company. For example, it may be discovered that a specific part was faulty, or that the truck was improperly loaded. In this case, your suit may expand beyond the driver and/or the commercial trucking company.