Tuscaloosa Truck Accident Attorneys
Helping Alabama victims of tractor-trailer crashes seek justice
Commercial trucks are the backbone of the Alabama economy. The more of them you see on the roads of Tuscaloosa, the better the economy is performing. Why? These trucks transport food, clothing, and other goods from farmers and manufacturers to retail locations across the state. But these large trucks are also quite dangerous. Because of their height, size, and overall weight they can easily be involved in some of the most tragic accidents. The Tuscaloosa truck accidents attorney from the Mezrano Law Firm understands how serious these accidents are, the damages they cause, and the severity of the injuries victims can suffer. Truck drivers, trucking companies, and even truck manufacturers can and need to be held accountable for truck accidents, so the victims are not left struggling to pay their medical bills while they miss time at work rehabbing their injuries.
Common causes of Tuscaloosa truck accidents
Victims of Tuscaloosa truck accidents can be left with serious injuries and high medical bills that they might not be able to pay, especially if their injuries prevent them from working. The most common causes of Tuscaloosa truck accidents include the following:
- Inexperienced truck drivers
- Malfunctioning truck parts
- Road defects
- Impaired truck drivers
- Drowsy truck drivers (required to follow hour regulations set forth by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, FMCSA)
- Oversized loads
- Hazardous truck loads
- Aggressive truck drivers
Common injuries in Tuscaloosa truck accidents
There are a number of federal highways that intersect in Tuscaloosa, which means we see a LOT of commercial truck traffic. US 11, US 43 and US 82 all travel through our town, but so do I-201/I-59 and I-359. Between the roads, the rails, and the Port of Tuscaloosa, this is a pretty popular place for big rigs.
A collision with a commercial truck can lead to any number of catastrophic injuries. Whether it’s a delivery truck a flatbed, or a tractor-trailer, any crash is a serious one because trucks are so much larger than passenger vehicles. Some of the more common injuries include:
- Traumatic brain injury
- Neck, shoulder, and back injuries
- Spinal injuries, including paralysis and spinal cord damage
- Crushing injuries leading to amputation
- Organ damage
- Burns, scars, and permanent disfigurement
- Broken and shattered bones, which may require metal pins and reconstruction
Will an insurance claim suffice?
Many victims of Tuscaloosa truck accidents often ask if an insurance claim will suffice when dealing with medical bills and damage to their vehicles. Our Tuscaloosa truck accident attorneys want to help you navigate the legal waters of a truck accident when dealing with injuries. Your first instinct might be to call your insurance company immediately after a crash. It’s a good idea to first speak with an attorney. We know that insurance companies want to pay as little as possible when it comes to handling claims. Insurance, either your own or the at-fault party’s, might not be sufficient when it comes to covering medical bills and other damages caused by a truck accident.
How to claim pain and suffering after a truck accident
A collision with a truck is likely to lead to extensive medical bills, lost wages, and property damage. These types of compensatory damages are called economic damages, because they are all expenses that can be added up and verified easily.
Pain and suffering, however, is a non-economic damage; so is loss of companionship, and emotional trauma. Non-economic damages can be more difficult to quantify, but you are still entitled to compensation for them. To make your best case, the Tuscaloosa truck accident lawyers of Mezrano Law Firm will review your:
- Medical bills and records
- Doctors’ notes
- Prescription medication receipts
- Photos of your injuries
- Journals and recollections of your experiences
We may also interview your loved ones and coworkers to see how the experience has changed you.
Injured in a Tuscaloosa truck accident? Call the Mezrano Law Firm
When you are injured in a Tuscaloosa truck accident you need expert legal representation to recover the compensation for all of the damages incurred. Contact the experienced and trusted team from the Mezrano Law Firm, or call 205-206-6300 in Tuscaloosa, to schedule an appointment. We are here to fight for your rights and guide you through the difficult days and months ahead in your recovery.
If you have a case, you have a lawyer. Call us today to learn more about how we can help you.