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
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.