Anyone who has seen or been involved in a car accident knows that a crash is a serious matter that can cause not only significant property damage, but also severe injury and even death. When the accident includes a truck or other commercial vehicle, the consequences are often even more dire. The sheer size of semi-trucks, 18-wheelers and similar vehicles drastically increases the likelihood of injury.
These accidents typically occur because of negligence by a truck driver - usually a violation D.O.T regulations in operating the rig - or due to an equipment malfunction. Under either scenario, a person involved in a truck accident should have his or her case reviewed by an attorney immediately to ensure that a proper investigation is conducted and all evidence is secured.
At Allred & Allred, P.C., we have more than four decades of experience representing clients injured in large truck accidents. Our Alabama personal injury lawyers work tirelessly to protect our clients' rights and ensure that they obtain the maximum available compensation. Contact our firm at 334.396.9200 or via our website for a consultation at no cost to you.
Our background and expertise gives us a leg up on other lawyers because we have an intimate knowledge of the various legal issues that arise in truck accident cases and we understand the wide variety of players that may be responsible in any particular crash. As former insurance defense lawyers, we've handled these cases from both sides of the aisle and we know what it takes to obtain maximum compensation for you.
At Allred & Allred, we pride ourselves on providing dedicated and personalized representation services to our clients. When you hire our firm, we will dedicate every resource we have to understanding how the accident happened and who is responsible. We will look at the truck driver's hours of service and log books and consider any possible Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations violations. We will also closely examine the truck to determine if improper maintenance caused or contributed to the accident.
Among other cases, we recently helped secure a $1.2 million recovery for a client who suffered a severe leg injury when she rear ended an 18-wheeler stopped in middle of a rural two-lane road at night. In a similar, tragic accident, we helped a client obtain $5 million for the death of her husband, who was killed when a tractor-trailer turned in front of him suddenly. Our investigation into the driver's record in the latter case revealed several regulatory violations, including operating his rig on a suspended license at the time of the wreck. A post-accident drug test also showed traces of marijuana metabolite in the truck driver's system.
We gladly serve clients throughout Alabama from our offices in Montgomery. Our Alabama truck accident lawyers are available to provide an honest and complete assessment of your case and explain how we can help you earn compensation for your injuries. Contact our office today to discuss your personal injury questions with a lawyer.