Truck Accident Attorney Protecting The People Of Birmingham, Alabama

In 2016, there were 152,532 traffic accidents in Alabama, including at least 1,058 traffic fatalities, according to state records. Truck accidents were responsible for many of these crashes and injuries. Damaged property, critical injuries and, sadly, deaths are some of the consequences of negligent truck driving.

Common Causes Of Truck Accidents

Truck accidents are particularly dangerous in large part because of the larger loads drivers carry. Due to the weight, drivers require longer times in order to stop. If a truck driver happens to be speeding, the consequences can be devastating.

Driver fatigue is another risk factor. Drivers also often work long hours, and this sometimes leads to fatigued driving. Studies have shown that drivers who are sleepy are just as dangerous as drivers who have consumed alcohol.

Truck drivers sometimes are distracted by radios, phones or other electronic devices while on the road. Texting while driving is dangerous for anyone and when a truck driver is distracted this way, traffic conditions become more dangerous for other vehicles on the road. A detailed investigation can determine whether traffic violations, violations of trucking regulations or other types of negligence caused a crash. This information can help build a strong case.

Know Your Rights — Protect Your Future And Your Family's Well-being After A Truck Wreck

Broken bones, internal injuries, head trauma, spinal cord injury, disfigurement, disability and death in many cases are some of the tragic consequences of truck accidents. The injured and their families often need financial relief over many months or years.

If you or a loved one has suffered as a result of being involved in a truck accident, you need the help of a personal injury lawyer in Birmingham, Alabama, who can help you navigate the complex insurance claims process. Attorney Richard F. Horsley can help protect you and your family from having to bear the full burden of medical costs, rehabilitation and recovery.

Contact our firm today by email or by phone at 205-208-7478. Learn about your rights and your options after a truck accident resulting in injury to you.