The Law Offices Of Adam E. Parker
Dothan Truck Accident Attorneys
Truck Accident Claims in Alabama and Georgia
As you travel throughout the Wiregrass area, and the remainder of Alabama and Georgia, you will undoubtedly see numerous 18 wheelers, tractor-trailers, and other large commercial vehicles.
When loaded, these large vehicles may weigh up to 80,000 pounds and can cause serious harm if a truck driver loses control.
If you are harmed by a truck accident, The Law Offices Of Adam E. Parker can help.
Call us at (334) 790-0991 to find out what we can do for you.
Common Injuries in Truck Accidents
In a collision between an average 3,000-pound car and a tractor-trailer that weighs 20 to 30 times as much as the car, the injuries are often catastrophic, life-changing, or fatal for those in the smaller vehicle.Some of the more serious injuries that occur in trucking accidents are:
- Brain injury or head trauma,
- Spinal cord injury,
- Nerve damage,
- Neck and shoulder injury,
- Broken collarbones,
- Pelvic fractures,
- Broken bones,
- Internal injuries,
- And more.
If you have suffered one of these injuries, call our Dothan truck accident lawyerstoday.
What Causes Truck Accidents?
Trucking accidents are more complex than your standard automobile accident. Trucking accidents can be caused by a variety of factors, which further adds to their complexity. Many of these conditions are addressed in laws and regulations created by the federal government. In fact, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) exists to maintain the safety of vehicles sharing the road with trucks.
Conditions that cause truck accidents include:
- Poor weather conditions
- Driver fatigue
- Driver inexperience or lack of proper training
- Incorrectly loaded cargo
- Overloaded trucks
- Unfamiliarity with an area
- Illegal and legal drug use
- Distracted driving
- Aggressive driving
- Vehicle blind spots
- And more
When one of these situations or behaviors causes your accident, you may be entitled to compensation.
Who Is Liable for My Truck Accident?
Further complicating trucking accidents is the issue of liability. Unlike a “regular” automobile accident, numerous parties may be liable in a trucking accident. This is due to the commercial nature of the trucking industry. Parties that may be held liable in semi-truck accidents include:
- Truck drivers
- Shipping companies
- Semi-truck and tractor-trailer owners or leasing companies
- Cargo loading agents
- Maintenance providers
- Truck manufacturers
- Vehicle parts manufacturers