Truck Accident Lawyers

Alabama Attorneys Experienced in Dealing With Truck Accident Cases

Whether it is due to mechanical failure, human error or negligence, the number of accidents involving big rigs, 18-wheelers and other commercial truck vehicles increases every year. As more and more trucks are on the highways and roadways, the number of horrific trucking accidents escalates. Being involved in a truck accident can be difficult and frightening. If you or a loved one has suffered injuries or tragically been killed in an accident involving a truck, you can rely on our experienced truck accident lawyers to help you obtain the full compensation you deserve. Our attorneys and their legal team are devoted to helping victims and their families receive fair compensation for their losses.

Trucking companies must operate in compliance with the Federal Department of Transportation regulations under the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. The regulations that they must comply with are known as the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations. These regulations require that truck drivers follow rules limit the hours they are allowed to drive to prevent fatigued truck drivers from killing or injuring other innocent drivers that they share the road with. When trucking companies fail to implement safety programs for training truck drivers they place a dangerous truck on the road that is capable of killing and injuring other drivers. Many trucking companies fail to properly hire or even train their drivers. Many trucking companies fail to test, supervise and monitor their drivers for hours of service violations that they might acquire. A failure to follow Federal safety regulations on truck drivers causes more truck and tractor-trailer accidents every year. Laws that regulate the trucking industry are not the same as regular traffic regulations. A knowledgeable truck accident lawyer will not only know these special laws, but will know how to uncover regulatory violations.

Many trucking companies require that their drivers meet time constraints and delivery deadlines or face the risk of losing their job. Sometimes these constraints are placed on the drivers in violation of Federal regulations.These constraints can cause fatigued drivers to have severe accidents. Many drivers will abuse stimulants such as amphetamines to prevent fatigue. Other times their load is not properly secured and it can fall off in the road and cause an accident, or a piece of blown-out tire will strike another vehicle, doing significant damage.

This becomes a dangerous situation to travelers sharing the roadways with trucks sometimes weighing as much as 36 tons.

There are numerous reasons why a truck or semi accident may occur and it can be difficult to figure out what went wrong. Our lawyers will thoroughly investigate the accident with the help of our in-house investigator, who goes to the scene and takes pictures, measures skid marks, talks to witnesses, as well as the investigating officer and obtains the police reports We can help you get the justice you deserve.

Those who are injured in trucking accidents of the families of those who have died in trucking accidents have the right to sue for their loss in personal injury or wrongful death suits. The truck accident attorneys at the Law Offices of Thomas P. Willingham, P.C., regularly handle these cases and know how to go after the trucking companies to get fair and full compensation for their clients.

We have had great success in getting favorable settlements for clients in truck wrecks. Let us deal with the trucking company to get justice for you and your family. Call us at 800-639-9470 or send us an e-mail to schedule your free initial appointment. All cases are taken on a contingency basis so you don't pay a fee unless your case is successfully settled.