Alabama Truck Accident Lawyers

Serving Clients in Birmingham, Shelby County, and throughout Alabama

Accidents involving semi-trucks result in a higher rate of catastrophic injuries and death than collisions between other types of motor vehicles, and the victims of tractor-trailer accidents are most often the occupants of passenger vehicles.

The Birmingham personal injury attorneys at Jonathan W. Gathings & Associates are dedicated to helping truck accident victims and their families pursue the money they need to move forward with their lives. If you or a loved one was injured in a semi-truck accident, please call us today at 205-545-7475 for your free consultation with one of our experienced lawyers.

Causes of Tractor-Trailer Accidents

The trucking industry has seen significant growth in recent years, and one result has been an increased number of inadequately trained or otherwise unqualified truck drivers. This lack of sufficient training and hands-on knowledge often plays a role in 18-wheeler accidents.

Other common contributing factors in truck accidents include:

  • Driver fatigue
  • Driving under the influence of alcohol or other drugs
  • Distracted driving
  • Overloaded or unsecured cargo
  • Inadequate semi-truck maintenance

Defective trucks and faulty vehicle components can also play roles in tractor-trailer accidents.

How Our Truck Accident Attorneys can Help

The trucking industry is bound by strict federal guidelines that include rules for driver operation hours, vehicle maintenance schedules and cargo limits. Personal injury cases that stem from tractor-trailer accidents can be more complex than other motor vehicle accident claims because they may involve the truck driver, the trucking company, cargo loaders, maintenance providers and multiple insurance providers.

The Birmingham injury attorneys at Jonathan W. Gathings & Associates take the time to understand the circumstances of your accident as well as the impacts of the accident on you and your family. By developing a comprehensive understanding of your unique needs, we can fight for fair compensation on your behalf so you and your family have the financial security you need to cope with medical expenses, lost income and other damages.

If you were hurt or a loved one was killed in a semi-truck accident, please contact Jonathan W. Gathings & Associates today for your free case consultation. Our personal injury lawyers welcome clients from Birmingham and throughout the state of Alabama.