Truck Accident Injury Lawsuit Lawyer
Every year, thousands of people are killed in large truck accidents in the U.S., with many of these accidents occurring on highways in Alabama. Many more individuals are seriously injured, enduring pain, suffering and financial impact from their encounters with large trucks. In the majority of large truck accidents, the injured parties are occupants of other vehicles, motorcyclists, bicyclists or pedestrians. If you are injured or lose a loved one in a commercial truck accident, Dwayne L. Brown can help you and your family fight for compensation to cover your expenses.
Large trucks can weigh up to 80,000 pounds and pose a high risk for injuries when involved in a vehicle crash. Drivers of these large vehicles can spend 11 hours or more behind the wheel a day, depending on whether they follow the federal regulations for truck drivers. Fatigue, loading errors, poor vehicle maintenance and other factors can contribute to accidents. When negligence is involved, the truck driver, the employer and multiple insurance companies may be liable to pay for injuries caused in large truck accidents.
Causes of Large Truck Accidents
When a large truck collides with another vehicle or hits a pedestrian, an investigation is needed to determine who is at fault. While most truck drivers abide by the rules and regulations of their industry, there are those who may be driving unsafely to meet deadlines. Some of the causes of injury truck accidents include:
- Driver Fatigue
- Driver on Drugs
- Falling Debris from Trucks
- Overloaded Trucks
- Speeding Trucks
Dwayne Brown is an Experienced Truck Accident Litigation Lawyer!
18-wheeler cases are a specialized area of litigation that requires in-depth knowledge and experience with the following issues:
The federal motor carrier safety regulations and each corresponding states commercial drivers manuals regulates 18 wheeler drivers who drive across state lines (interstate commerce) are subject to specific and numerous guidelines that mandate the number of hours they can driver within a 7-8 day period, medical qualifications, daily inspections of vehicles, etc.
It is essential that very shortly after an 18-wheeler wreck (within 24-26 hours) that the attorney begins his/her investigation of the 18-wheeler wreck. This includes but is not limited to, having a team of qualified accident reconstruction expert(s), conspicuity expert(s), biomechanics expert(s), forensic pathologists, and telephone forensic experts. Getting information as quickly is possible can mean the difference between success and failure in 18-wheeler cases. These experts help to secure vital information from all vehicles involved in the wreck that determines how the vehicles were operated by all involved drivers days before the wreck and immediately before the wreck; determining all relevant road conditions leading up to the wreck including but not limited to visibility issues; all information from all involved drivers cell phones, social media accounts which might show distracted driving and dangerous driving habits, sending certified correspondence to all involved companies and drivers demanding that specified evidence be preserved to facilitate a thorough and complete investigation.
Our firm has over 20 years of experience in commercial 18-wheeler wrecks and has successfully recovered tens of millions of dollars for our clients. We are a boutique firm that only takes on a limited number of cases due to our core belief that legal cases are always about people and meeting the needs of grieving families who have lost love a one due to the negligence of a commercial driver. In order to affirm our beliefs, it is important that our firm is accessible to our clients to explain every stage of their case and begin investigating the wreck without unnecessary delay as time is of the essence in 18-wheeler wrecks.
Truck injury accidents can be more complex than a typical vehicle wreck. Victims of these accidents may face multiple entities that can be held liable for damages. It is important to have an attorney that is experienced in this type of litigation and will fight for your rights. If you have been injured in a truck accident, contact the Law Office of Dwayne L. Brown in Montgomery to discuss your claim during a free consultation.