Truck accidents are among the most deadly types of auto accidents, in large part due to the sheer size and weight of commercial trucks. If you are someone who has recently been injured in a truck accident, you are most likely now seeking financial compensation to help cover the cost of your medical bills, lost wages, and more. Please continue reading and contact our experienced Alabama personal injury attorneys today to learn more about truck accidents and how we can help if you’ve been hurt in one.
What are the most common causes of truck accidents?
Truck accidents can happen for many different reasons, though not unlike most other accidents, they are usually the result of negligence. Some of the most common causes of truck accidents include truck driver negligence, truck company employer negligence, and truck company employee negligence. When a truck driver operates his or her vehicle while under the influence of drugs or alcohol, while fatigued, or otherwise disobeys the rules and regulations of the road, he or she may cause an accident as a result. Additionally, when truck company employers fail to ensure that they hire certified and sufficiently trained drivers, or when they fail to ensure that trucks are regularly maintained and in optimal condition, accidents can also occur as a result. Finally, when truck company employees improperly load trucks, it can cause trucks to become unstable and topple over, potentially severely injuring several motorists on the road. If you were injured as a result of negligence, there is a very good chance that you will qualify for financial compensation.
What should I do after a truck accident?
After a truck accident, it is critical that you do everything in your power to document the incident. This means calling the police to the scene, asking the truck driver for his or her insurance information, taking pictures of the accident, asking any witnesses of the accident for their contact information, and more. Additionally, ensure you receive immediate medical treatment, and once you are treated and in stable condition, retain the services of an experienced Alabama personal injury lawyer. Ensure that you file your personal injury claim within the state’s statute of limitations–two years–for if you wait any longer than two years from the date of your accident, you will most likely be permanently barred from suing. Our firm is ready to assist you today.
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