Alabama Truck Accident Attorney
Billions Obtained for Injured Clients
At Cunningham Bounds, we have handled cases on behalf of thousands of clients who have been seriously injured by another’s negligence. Over the years we have become known as a top personal injury firm in Alabama. As such, we have the resources and experience necessary to handle any case, no matter how complex.
Truck accident cases often involve going up against large insurance companies and fierce litigators. Our firm is committed to excellence and can fight for an outcome that perfectly meets your needs and circumstances.
Why Are Truck Accidents So Catastrophic?
Accidents involving tractor-trailers, semi-trucks or 18-wheelers can occur due to any number of reasons. Because of the size and weight of large trucks, when they collide with other vehicles, they often cause catastrophic injuries or result in fatalities. In addition to physical injuries such as broken bones, spinal cord damage, and traumatic brain injuries, victims must also cope with lingering psychological trauma that can put a strain on their relationships with family, friends, and co-workers.
Statistics show that nearly 10 percent of people involved in a truck accident in Alabama will be killed, requiring an attorney to file a wrongful death lawsuit. Tractor-trailer rigs or a 18-wheeler are also more likely to be involved in deadly multiple-vehicle crashes. This is true not only because these trucks can weigh in excess of 80,000 pounds, but also because they are more difficult to control and to slow down.
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Types of Cases Involving Truck Accidents
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
- Centerline 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.
Common Causes of Truck Accidents
Truck accidents can be caused by a wide range of factors. It’s important to get a skilled Alabama truck accident attorney on the case as soon as possible so that all evidence is accounted for and witness memories are still fresh.
Truck accidents are often caused by the following, and more:
- Tire blowouts
- Driver fatigue or inattention
- Poor road conditions
- Mechanical failure
Trucking companies are required by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations to keep records of equipment safety and drivers’ hours of service. Sadly, though, many attorneys fail to inspect these records, which is a big mistake. Poor equipment and driver fatigue can cause truck accidents, so careful analysis of the records is often required to determine if negligence or recklessness has occurred.
Talk to us if you’ve been involved in a truck accident. Our personal injury lawyers can help you identify your options, navigate the system, and get you the results you need to move forward with your life.
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