Most personal injury law firms work on a contingency fee basis. A contingency fee basis means the law firm will not charge you anything unless you win a settlement or in court. A contingency fee ensures the victim pays nothing out of pocket and that the law firm works hard for your case.
An accident with a commercial vehicle is a complicated situation. There may be several defendants, including the truck driver, the trucking company, a maintenance vendor, or the manufacturer of a defective part. Each of these will involve different insurance companies. Hiring a law firm that knows the ins and outs of such complicated cases will ensure you get the most compensation possible. We also have an experienced:
A lawyer from Mezrano Law Firm has experience handling the complexity of investigating a truck accident that caused injuries or death. Reach out to us today.
The damages you can be awarded in a personal injury case can be classified as either economic or non-economic. Economic damages can be:
Non-economic damages might include:
There are many reasons truck accidents happen. Let's take a look at the most common causes of truck accidents:
You can expect that a 20-to-40-ton vehicle will cause severe truck accident injuries. The following are some examples of the catastrophic injuries that people can sustain:
A commercial truck is a machine with a massive difference from a typical passenger car. When two passenger vehicles follow too closely, and one rear-ends the other, it may result in a fender bender. The same crash between a large truck and a sedan can have severe consequences, such as serious injury and fatalities.
Getting in an accident with a semi-truck increases the risk of more severe crash damage, injuries, and fatalities for a few reasons:
It is easier to understand how a tractor-trailer can cause so much damage when you understand its size, weight, and how they work. Following are some interesting facts:
A tractor-trailer can be up to 80 feet long and as much as 13 feet tall. A typical 18-wheeler weighs in at about 80,000 pounds or four tons. In comparison, a passenger car weighs about 5,000 pounds. What happens when a 20 or 40-ton truck hits a 1-ton truck or car? You guessed it – the 18-wheeler wins.
The average turning radius of a semi-truck is around 50 feet. Trucks always need more room to turn than it appears, especially when turning right.
A truck going 55mph takes the length of two football fields to come to a complete stop, which is 40% greater than an automobile. This can take even longer, depending on the amount of cargo or road conditions.
When a truck’s trailer starts sliding, it moves faster than the wheels of the cab and can come at the cab at a 45-degree angle – much like an open jackknife. These accidents can be hazardous.
Bobtailing is when a truck cab drives without the trailer attached. It might appear safer, but bobtailing can be risky, as trailers provide traction and stabilizing weight for the cab.
At Mezrano Law Firm, we take injury cases on contingency. This means we get paid our attorney fees as a percentage of the total settlement or verdict amount. We also offer you a free initial consultation to discuss your case with one of our Alabama truck accident lawyers.
Our firm will advance your case's costs, allowing you to receive experienced representation without needing to pay a costly retainer. This arrangement also gives our truck accident lawyers a powerful incentive to fight hard to recover the maximum compensation.
Truck accident injuries are often devastating. At Mezrano Law Firm, we are here to fight for you and help you get back to your life. We have offices in: