Trucking Accident Lawyer in Birmingham
Since more than 2.4 million large trucks, such as tractor-trailers, 18-wheelers, big rigs, and other commercial trucks, are operating on Alabama roadways each year, there are many accidents being caused every day. Because these vehicles typically weigh as much as 30 times more than a car, a collision with a truck can have devastating consequences. If you or someone you love has been involved in a trucking accident, you may be suffering from serious injuries. The experienced trucking accident lawyers at Ifediba Law Group, P.C. have successfully recovered compensation for thousands of injured clients. Call today to schedule a free case evaluation.
Why Choose Ifediba Law Group, P.C.?
- Our decades of experience litigating truck accident cases empowers us to provide effective solutions for any issues relevant to your case.
- We manage the number of cases we accept so that we can give our clients the attention and service they deserve.
- We are dedicated to helping you recover and make every effort to be accessible and reliable.
- We’re very sensitive to the needs of our clients and will do everything in our power to guide you towards a favorable outcome.
Causes of Truck Accidents
The most common causes of truck accidents include:
Truck company negligence – truck drivers are required to meet a specific number of training hours and to meet certain minimum requirements before operating a commercial vehicle. However, not all drivers adhere to these guidelines.
Improper maintenance –owners of commercial vehicles are required by law to properly maintain their vehicles before they are driven, but due to the costs and time involved in doing so, many unsafe trucks are on the road.
Truck driver errors – such as improper lane changing, failing to yield, aggressive driving, or misjudging a stopping distance.
Substance abuse – many truckers have been found guilty of using alcohol and non-medicinal drugs while driving.
Driver fatigue – most drivers are overworked, driving long distances for many hours with little rest in order to meet deadlines.
Distracted driving – such as cellphone use, changing the radio station or eating.
Hazardous weather and road conditions – poorly maintained roads or severe weather can increase the chances of an accident.
Cargo issues – the weight of the load can be too heavy or the cargo can be loaded improperly, causing an incorrect weight distribution, which can lead to a rollover accident. The cargo onboard could be dangerous, which in an accident, can result in a hazardous spill or explosion.
Why You Need a Trucking Accident Lawyer
An experienced trucking accident attorney will be needed to thoroughly investigate the circumstances surrounding your accident and gather evidence in order to build a strong case for you. Trucking companies have their own adjusters, investigators, and lawyers who will conduct a separate analysis of the accident and possibly come to an unfavorable conclusion. Their goal is to reduce the company’s liability at all costs.
A trucking accident lawyer can skillfully negotiate with the trucking company’s insurer and, if necessary, fight for you in court in order to obtain the compensation you deserve for your losses. A lawsuit against the company can be pursued if, for example, the driver violated work hour limits or traffic laws or the trucking company failed to properly maintain the vehicle.
Contact Ifediba Law Group, P.C.
Our trucking accident lawyers at Ifediba Law Group, P.C. have more than 20 years of experience successfully advocating for our clients. Speak to a lawyer today to find out how we can navigate you towards recovering compensation for your medical bills, property damage, lost income, and your pain and suffering. Fill out our online contact form or call us to schedule a free consultation.