Expert Tractor Trailer Lawyers, Warren and Simpson, in Huntsville Alabama
Posted on Thu Dec 16, 2021
As commercial trucking continues to grow, the number of trucking accidents continue to trend upwards. To read more about trucking statistics and specific injuries that can occur from these accidents, it is important to understand Why You Need A Lawyer After An 18-Wheeler Accident.
Knowing the difference in these cases, as well as the different complexities involved, will also help you to understand why you need Warren & Simpson, Huntsville tractor trailer lawyers, at your side.
Truck Accidents Are More Complex
Trucking accidents involve a variety of other factors that make them more complicated than other automotive accidents.
Oftentimes, trucking accidents involve more serious and life threatening injuries. Because of this, victims of tractor trailer accidents are typically required more compensation than other automotive accidents.
These 80,000 pound rigs also have a lot of other parties that could be liable for the trucking accident. There are many rules and regulations that are in effect for these vehicles that can play a part into the cause for the accident. Some of them include specific weight requirements of cargo and truck, number of hours a driver can spend behind the wheel per day, and more. Because of these factors, an owner of the company, the truck maintenance company, the truck manufacturer, the transport company, and/or the driver can be held responsible. We at Warren and Simpson take proper precaution in assessing every party that could be liable.
Claims in truck accidents also require more evidence. These accidents may not always have causes that are surface level or apparent at first glance. That is why we take the time to properly investigate the numerous pieces of evidence that could indicate the cause of the accident. Some of these causes include:
- Driver Fatigue
- Improper Loading/Overweight
- Improper Maintenance
- Improper Hiring
- Reckless Driving
- Falsified logbooks
Trucking accidents can take a toll on you emotionally and financially. We at Warren and Simpson are Huntsville trucking accident attorneys that are here to help you. If you’ve been in a truck accident in Alabama call 256-539-7575 or fill out our online form for a free, confidential consultation. Our lawyers work on a contingency basis, so you do not pay a fee unless you receive compensation.