There is a higher percentage risk of severe injuries and casualties involving truck accidents than there are in car accidents. One out of every 8 traffic accident deaths are due to semi trucks. The power from these massive trucks colliding into another object can cause permanent, life altering disabilities, tragic injuries or even death.
For more information, contact Attorney Group for Alabama today. We offer free, confidential, no obligation consultations. We can help answer your questions, and if you choose to pursue a claim we can connect you with affiliated Alabama truck accident attorneys who can assist you throughout the legal process.
Truck Accident Statistics
Some of the most common injuries from truck accidents include broken or fractured bones, whiplash, and neck, back and spinal injuries. More severe truck accident injuries include head and brain trauma. Also concerning in some cases is that initial complications from those injuries can lead to permanent impairments to include quadriplegia, paralysis, complex regional pain syndrome or reflex sympathetic dystrophy.
- Out of all car accidents, 2.4% involve commercial trucks.
- Every 16 minutes, 1 person is hurt or killed due to a truck accident.
- Truck accidents kill approximately 5,000 people each year. The drivers of the other automobile are killed almost 98% of the time.
Compensation and Justice for your Truck Accident Injuries
It is our job, as your attorney, to evaluate all injuries, medical bills including medications and any surgeries, mental and physical pain, and any income lost because of the accident. We can help you recover due compensation from insurance companies even though we know that there is not any amount that can replace your loss. Our Alabama Truck Accident Attorneys will investigate the facts of your potential claim, figure out who is responsible, determine the amount of all damages and where to collect those damages from and get all of these details organized and prepared to present your case. We are here to help lessen the stress from the consequences of the accident so that your main concern can be getting your life back to as normal as possible.
Truck drivers and trucking companies have a duty to to operate and maintain big rigs in a reasonably safe manner. If they fail to fulfill this duty, they could be held liable in lawsuits for injuries that may result.
How Alabama Truck Accident Attorneys Can Help
People injured in semi truck accidents may be entitled to compensation for damages, including:
- Medical expenses
- The permanency of the injury
- Pain, suffering, and mental anguish
- Loss of income or ability to work
When a person is killed in a trucking accident, family members may be entitled to compensation for the wrongful death of their loved one, including:
- Conscious pain and suffering of a loved one prior to death
- Pain, suffering, and mental anguish from the loss of a loved one
- Funeral expenses
People injured, or the families of those killed, in semi truck accidents are encouraged to seek the advice of a trucking accident lawyer to learn more about their rights and remedies.
The Time You Have to Pursue a Claim is Limited. Contact Us Today.
For more information, contact Attorney Group for Alabama. After you contact us, an attorney will follow up to answer questions that you might have. There is no cost or obligation to speak with us, and any information you provide will be kept confidential.
Please note that the law limits the time you have to pursue a claim or file a lawsuit for an injury. If you think you have a case, you should not delay taking action.
For more information see our Semi Truck Accident information page.