Truck accidents are often more deadly, and cause more serious injuries, that car accidents. At Mezrano Law Firm, our lawyers understand what laws and regulations apply to the trucking industry. We have a strong track record of success in holding drivers accountable when they are careless. We demand that trucking companies pay for your pain and suffering, medical bills, and lost wages when they put profit before safety. We hold truck manufacturers liable when their defects take or shatter lives.
Truck accidents happen in many different ways. The way a truck crash happens often indicates who is at fault. If fault is not clear, we conduct extensive discovery, and work with engineers and others to show what happened. Some problems that are unique to trucks are:
In most truck accident cases, driver error is to blame. Fatigue, drunk or drugged driving, and distracted driving may receive the bulk of the attention, but the majority of truck collisions occur because drivers simply cannot see other cars. Their blind spots are too big, or the other car is too close in front of them. The sheer size of a tractor-trailer makes it difficult to stop – especially going downhill – and that could lead to a rear-end collision.
Some other common causes of truck accidents include:
In many truck accident cases, the company that employed the truck driver is liable for the negligence of its employees. There normally isn’t an extra need to show that the trucking company was negligent. If the driver was an employee and negligently killed or caused someone injuries due to the driver’s negligence, then the trucking company is liable.
Things get more complicated if the truck driver wasn’t an employee. Then, there normally is a need to show the trucking company failed to properly supervise or educate the driver.
Trucking companies are also required to comply with federal and Alabama laws. Trucks should be inspected before they are placed on the road. Trucks should meet weight requirements. Cargo should be secured. Our truck accident lawyers work aggressively to show the trucking company is liable in addition to the driver
Tragically, many truck accident victims die when trucks collide with cars. When a loved one dies, we file wrongful death claims on behalf of the victim’s estate. In Alabama, defendants pay punitive damages when someone dies to punish them for their negligence and to compensate the heirs of the decedent’s estate.
Many truck accidents leave victims with a traumatic brain injury, spinal cord damage, burns, disfigurement, scarring, broken bones, muscle damage, torn ligaments, and other injuries. In catastrophic cases, victims require a lifetime of medical care. When someone has a permanent injury, they often can’t work again, and the pain never goes away. Even when injuries heal, victims deserve compensation for their medical bills, lost wages, physical pain, and emotional suffering.
When truck accidents happen, it’s critical to your case and your recovery to speak with a skilled Florence truck accident lawyer as quickly as possible. At Mezrano Law Firm, we move quickly to investigate the scene of the truck crash, to speak with the police and witnesses, and to inspect the trucks. To speak with a trusted truck accident lawyer who is ready to aggressively pursue your Florence accident case, please call us at 205-206-6300 or use our contact form to schedule an appointment. We take truck accident cases on a contingency fee basis.
If you have a case, you have a lawyer. Call us today.