Alabama Semi Truck Collision Attorney
Drake Law Firm handles serious personal injury and accident claims arising out of 18-wheeler accidents. Unlike smaller commercial truck accidents, 18-wheeler accident claims are unique. The forces involved with tandem vehicles and fully loaded flatbed trucks are tremendous. As noted by the best accident reconstruction experts, a "bump" from a fully loaded, 80,000 pound 18-wheeler exerts forces greater than an impact from an average-size automobile travelling much faster.
Integrity, Throughout the Entire Process
Here is something that many people don't realize or don't want to hear: Truck accident legal actions take a long time to resolve. Sometimes years. Throughout the process, you have the right to expect your attorney to be open to questions and respond with honesty and integrity to your concerns. At the Drake Law Firm, you will never be passed down to an associate or paralegal, or referred to another law firm while your case is pending. You will work directly with your experienced car accident injury trial lawyer from the first day through the final resolution of your case.
Not a car accident settlement mill
We don't make empty promises about what your 18-wheeler truck crash case is worth, then ask you to settle for a low offer. You don't need a lawyer for that. You can just borrow a pen to sign the insurance adjuster's low settlement offer. When we take a case, we are resolute about helping you get the maximum money damages possible.
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Interesting Facts About 18-Wheelers
- If fully loaded, their ability to stop quickly is dramatically reduced (compared to being unloaded)
- Each driver must perform a pre-trip walk-around inspection of his or her truck before departing for a run
- It takes much longer for an 18-wheeler to change lanes than a regular-sized truck or auto
- The ability of an 18-wheeler driver to see on either side of his truck by using his mirrors is substantially harder than for an average auto driver
- The fatality rate for collisions with 18-wheelers is much higher than car-on-car accidents
- 18-wheelers are involved in more than 500,000 accidents per year
- More than 5,000 fatalities are caused every year by 18-wheeler accidents
Common Causes of 18-Wheeler Accidents
- Tire failure
- Driving while impaired
- Inadequate brake maintenance
- Improperly secured cargo
- Excessive speed
- Unsafe lane changing
- Jackknife accidents
- Underride collisions
The Drake Law Firm has represented clients involved in a variety of 18-wheeler accidents, including interstate crashes, T-bone collisions, fatal accidents, etc. We frequently hire an expert in the trucking industry to testify at trial about safety issue violations on the part of the truck company.
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Our lawyers have experience handling injury claims of all severity, including minor injuries and complex, catastrophic injuries. Our Birmingham 18-wheeler accident attorneys represent victims of negligence in communities throughout Alabama and the nation. From anywhere, call us at 205-970-0800 or contact us by e-mail to arrange a free case evaluation.
Written by the Office of Whit Drake