Big Truck (18 Wheeler) Accidents
Trucking accidents are not just car accidents involving bigger vehicles. At Davenport, Lavette & Cleckler, in Birmingham, Alabama, our big truck (18 wheeler) accident attorneys have had significant success handling motor vehicle accident cases involving the careless or wrongful actions of truck drivers.
Semi tractor-trailers carry loads of up to forty tons. When these vehicles are in accidents with passenger vehicles, the results tend to be catastrophic. Brain injuries, spine injuries, paraplegia, and wrongful death are not uncommon in Alabama trucking accidents.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Act and DOT regulations place strict safety rules on truck drivers and trucking companies. However, these rules are often ignored. If you have been involved in an accident with a semi truck, it is important to quickly contact an Alabama attorney with experience handling trucking accidents.
Our attorneys work closely with victims of trucking accidents and their families to help them receive fair and just compensation necessary to recover from their injuries and move forward with their lives. We regularly work with a variety of medical experts, rehabilitation experts, and career counselors to determine the full effects of our client’s injuries.
Building a Truck Accident Case:
Trucking companies often dispatch investigators, lawyers, as well as their insurance representative to the scene of an accident, with the objective of limiting their liability. Once we are retained, we assemble our team to begin to preserve evidence related to the accident. Some evidence can be lost if not quickly preserved, including driver’s logs and vehicle tracking devices that record speed, braking, and engine RPMs at the time of the accident. We capture evidence of the accident scene by photographic, video, or digital technology. We also search the truck driver’s driving record and maintenance records of the truck. You need a Truck Accident Lawyer who will fight for your right to justice!