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TYPES OF CASES INVOLVING BIG TRUCKS

The biggest difference between a commercial truck crash and an ordinary car wreck is almost always the greater extent of damages and injuries. Big-rigs, 18-wheelers and tractor- trailers can weigh in excess of 80,000 pounds. As a result, a commercial truck collision with a passenger car or pedestrian often causes catastrophic injury or wrongful death.

There are many types of truck accidents that occur in Alabama. These accidents include the following:

  • Head-on collisions
  • Rear-end collisions
  • Broadside collisions
  • Right-hand squeeze collisions, when a driver attempts to pass a truck on the right-hand side, not realizing the truck is making a wide right turn
  • Center line crossover collisions
  • Bump collisions
  • Lane-change collisions
  • Jack-knifed tractor-trailers
  • Side-underride crashes, where a passenger vehicle slides underneath the side of a tractor trailer
  • Loss of control of a vehicle
  • Loss of control collision

No matter the type of truck crash, it’s critically important to find a law firm with real experience and real results handling trucking cases. Don’t let a trucking company, an insurance carrier or an inexperienced lawyer take advantage of you. Don’t settle for less.

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