Tractor-Trailer Accident Claims In Alabama

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Like other motor vehicle wrecks, tractor-trailer accidents are most often the result of negligence. Unlike passenger vehicle accidents, however, the causes of semi-truck accidents may not be linked solely to driver carelessness or motor vehicle defects.

If you or a loved one was injured in an 18-wheeler accident, the Birmingham personal injury attorneys at Jonathan W. Gathings & Associates are here to help you and your family seek the financial security you need as you recover. Please call us at 205-545-7475 for your free consultation with one of our knowledgeable truck accident lawyers.

Factors in Semi-Truck Accidents

Operator error is to blame for many tractor-trailer accidents and may be attributed to inadequate training, distracted driving, driving under the influence or reckless driving among other careless behavior. Other factors in 18-wheeler accidents include:

  • Unrealistic delivery schedules
  • Unsecured cargo or overloaded cargo
  • Defective vehicles or vehicle parts
  • Insufficient maintenance

If you or a family member was harmed in a truck accident, it’s important to contact an experienced injury attorney as soon as possible to help ensure your rights are protected. Tractor-trailer accident claims can be especially complex because the trucking industry is regulated by federal and state laws, and multiple parties may be held accountable for damages.

Liability in Tractor-Trailer Accidents

The Birmingham attorneys at Jonathan W. Gathings & Associates understand the intricacies of trucking laws, and we thoroughly investigate the circumstances of each case to establish responsibility. Parties that may be held liable in semi-truck accidents include but are not limited to:

  • Truck drivers
  • Shipping companies
  • Cargo loading agents
  • Maintenance providers
  • Semi-truck manufacturers
  • Vehicle parts manufacturers
  • Semi-truck and tractor-trailer owners or leasing companies

The injuries sustained in truck accidents are often severe, and our lawyers know that insurance company settlement offers are often inadequate for the needs of accident victims and their families. We work hard in our pursuit of fair compensation, and we have the resources, trial experience and tenacity to fight for you in court when settlement offers are unfair.

If you were injured or a family member was killed in a semi-truck accident, please contact Jonathan W. Gathings & Associates for your free consultation. Our personal injury attorneys welcome clients from Birmingham and throughout the state of Alabama.