Alabama's Personal Injury Lawyer
Alabama's Personal Injury Lawyer

Birmingham Truck Accident Lawyers 

Serious Representation for Serious Injuries

All vehicle accidents are serious, but a collision involving a tractor-trailer is much more likely to result in devastating injuries. If you were in a truck accident, you deserve a team who will fight for you. The Birmingham truck accident lawyers of Mezrano Law Firm want to help you get on the road to recovery. Call today or fill out our contact form to learn more.

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Call us at (205) 654-8146 24/7 to arrange to speak with a personal injury lawyer about your case, or contact us through the website today.

How Much Do Truck Accident Lawyers Cost?

We work on a contingency basis for many of our areas of practice. A contingency fee basis means we do not charge you anything unless we win a settlement in or out of court. This fee structure ensures we work hard for your case and that you don't have even more out-of-pocket expenses during a stressful time. We won't collect fees unless we win, so you can relax and focus on healing. Other areas of practice we offer contingency fees on are:

Common Causes of Alabama Truck Accidents

According to the Alabama Department of Transportation, these are the primary causes of truck accidents:

  • Improper Lane Change
  • Failed to Yield Right of Way
  • Unseen Object, Person, or Vehicle
  • Tailgating
  • Defective Equipment
  • Fatigued/Asleep
  • Improper Passing
  • Ran Off Road
  • Driving Under the Influence

Defective Truck Part Claims

Trucking companies are responsible for their trucks’ maintenance. If the tires are bald, the gear shift sticks, or the brakes are picky, it is the trucking company that is responsible for fixing the problems. If a defective truck part led a driver to lose control of his or her rig, and you are injured, you still might have a claim with the manufacturer of that part.

Accidents Caused By Trucks Making U-Turns

Traffic rules and regulations are implemented to help keep all drivers safe on our roads and highways. When drivers violate rules by making illegal u-turns, accidents happen. Making a U-turn is a risky maneuver for the driver of any vehicle. When the vehicle is a large, commercial truck, they are putting themselves and other drivers on the road in great danger.

Why are U-Turns Dangerous

  • Limited driver visibility.
  • Blocking several lanes of traffic.

Trucking Companies Ban U-Turns

Many Trucking companies in the industry generally advocate prohibiting U-turns. If a trucking company does not forbid their drivers to make u-turns, they must ensure that their drivers are sufficiently trained in negotiating a U-turn safely and effectively.

Regardless of how careful a driver you are, you do not have control over the other drivers around you and how they behave behind the wheel.

Injuries From Collisions With Commercial Trucks

Truck accidents often result in severe injuries for several reasons. The sheer size and weight of the truck increase the force behind the impact. A smaller vehicle can be crushed underneath if the truck doesn’t have rear or side guards. At Mezrano Law Firm, our Birmingham truck accident injury lawyers handle claims of catastrophic personal injuries, including:

  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Spinal injury and paralysis
  • Neck, head, and shoulder injuries
  • Broken bones and amputations
  • Organ damage
  • Soft-tissue injuries
  • Wrongful death

How Much is My Birmingham Truck Accident Case Worth?

Every case is different and will depend on what we learn during the discovery phase. However, the types of damages we can go after are:

Economic Losses

Economic losses include your medical bills, lost wages, loss of potential earning power, property damage, and other such losses.

Non-Economic Losses

Non-economic losses are more personal losses. These include:

  • pain and suffering
  • mental trauma
  • loss of companionship
  • and loss of enjoyment of llife

Punitive Damages

These are designed to punish wrongdoers, so they will not continue their negligent behavior. Punitive damages are usually capped at 3x your damage award amount (though no more than $1.5 million) and are the only damages allowed in a wrongful death suit. Generally, the more severe your injury, the more your case will be worth because severe, life-altering injuries cost more to treat, fix, and rehabilitate.

The Birmingham Truck Accident Lawyers On Your Side

A truck accident can be a life-altering event. Make sure to work with our Birmingham truck accident lawyers who prioritize your interests.  To learn more about Mezrano Law Firm and how we can help, please call 205-206-6300 or fill out our contact form.

 

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