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Alabama's Personal Injury Lawyer
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How Can a Trucking Injury Lawyer Help Me?

When you’ve been involved in a truck accident, it can be challenging to know what to do next. You may be dealing with physical pain, emotional trauma, and the financial burden of medical bills and lost wages. That’s why it’s essential to have an experienced truck accident lawyer on your side.

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What Assistance Can a Trucking Injury Lawyer Provide?

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When you are involved in a truck accident, an attorney can help you:

  • figure out who is responsible
  • collect evidence
  • speak to witnesses
  • manage insurance companies,
  • and represent you in court if necessary.

Identify Liable Parties

Truck accident cases can be more complex than vehicle-to-vehicle crash cases due to the size and weight of the truck and the potential for multiple parties to be held liable. While it may seem that the truck driver is solely responsible for the accident, other parties may be at fault. These potential defendants in a truck accident case may include but are not limited to the:

  • truck driver
  • truck company
  • third-party contractors involved in loading or unloading cargo from the truck
  • truck manufacturer
  • truck maintenance company

Negotiate With Insurance

When a lawyer negotiates with an insurance company after a truck accident, we will use information from the police report and medical records to determine the severity of the damages. We will negotiate a settlement with the insurance company based on this evidence. Your lawyer will also look at other factors, such as lost wages, pain, suffering, loss of companionship, or other related costs. Once an agreement is reached between both parties, your lawyer can assist in getting the compensation you are owed from the truck company.

Collect Evidence

Building a compelling case after a truck accident can be a daunting task. A truck accident lawyer can help you navigate the process and ensure that your rights are protected. The lawyer will investigate and collect evidence in your case, including:

  • police reports
  • videos or photos from the accident scene
  • any data from the truck's onboard electronic information system
  • eyewitness statements
  • expert testimony
  • and more.

Prove Your Trucking Accident Case

To prove negligence in a truck accident case, four essential elements must be established:

  1. The truck driver owed you a duty of care
  2. The truck driver breached or violated that duty of care
  3. You suffered an injury as a result of the breach
  4. Your injury was caused by the breach.

Understand the Importance of Hiring a Truck Accident Lawyer

Accidents involving trucks can have devastating consequences. The sheer size and weight of these vehicles mean that any collision has the potential to cause severe damage and injury. Trucking companies know this all too well and will shift the blame onto the other victim after an accident. Commercial vehicle companies have insurance companies backing them up with experienced lawyers and investigators. To protect their rights, those involved in truck accidents should seek experienced legal representation from a qualified truck accident attorney.

How Much Does a Trucking Injury Lawyer Cost?

Mezrano Law Firm works on a contingency. 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. We also offer contingency for other areas of practice, such as:

What Kind of Damages Can You Claim After a Truck Accident?

Truck accidents can be devastating, leading to serious personal injuries and even death. As a result, those affected may be entitled to various types of compensation through a truck accident claim. This compensation can be punitive damages and can help cover the following:

  • medical expenses
  • lost wages
  • pain and suffering
  • and property damage

What Should I Do Following a Truck Accident?

After a truck accident, the priority should be to seek medical attention. It is essential to document all the details of the accident and any resulting injuries to ensure that you receive proper compensation for your damages. Once medical treatment has been obtained, speaking with an experienced personal injury lawyer specializing in truck accidents is essential. Reach out today to start your personal injury claim.

Can You Take Legal Action Against an Out-of-State Trucking Company?

If you are a truck accident victim dealing with a trucking company from another state, you can sue them. Even if the trucking company is located outside Alabama, the courts within Alabama will have authority over any accident.

How Do You Sue an Out-of-State Trucking Company?

The first step is contacting an experienced personal injury attorney specializing in commercial truck accidents. Your attorney will help you navigate any jurisdictional issues that may arise.

Causes of Truck Accidents

Truck accidents on busy highways can cause serious, sometimes fatal, or paralyzing injuries. Truck accident victims often experience debilitating injuries. But what causes these accidents?

Driver Error

A truck driver is often subject to long hours behind the wheel of commercial vehicles, resulting in fatigue. Driver fatigue, distractions, and impaired driving due to alcohol or drug use are all common causes of truck accidents.

Poorly Maintained Vehicles

Companies have a responsibility to maintain their trucks. When they fail to do so, brakes may malfunction, or tires may burst unexpectedly while on the road. These malfunctions cause deadly rollovers and other accidents.

Inadequate Loading

Cargo that is not loaded securely can shift suddenly. This shifting leads to an unstable load that can cause a truck driver to lose control.

Defective Equipment

Suppose a manufacturer produces a faulty part for a commercial truck. In that case, these defective parts can cause significant accidents by failing during operation.

Inclement Weather Conditions

Inclement weather conditions such as:

  • thunderstorms
  • hail storms
  • foggy roads
  • icy roads
  • windy conditions
  • and extreme temperatures
  • can lead to severe accidents.

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Hire an experienced trucking injury lawyer to get the best possible outcome for your case. Contact us today to get started.

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