Truck accidents often result from someone’s negligence. A distracted truck driver, irresponsible trucking company or poorly loaded bed of cargo could all cause a catastrophic commercial truck accident in Alabama. If you or a loved one was recently in a truck accident in Huntsville, find out if someone owes you compensation during a free legal consultation at Drake Law Firm. We have decades of combined legal experience helping clients work through truck accident claims. Our attorneys may be able to help you hold one or more parties responsible for your truck accident. Contact us today.
Why Choose Us?
- We have a full-service law firm with attorneys who provide individualized care and attention to all clients. Our lawyers believe in using tailored legal strategies to obtain the best results possible for each client.
- We take pride in offering transparent and honest legal advice to injured clients. Our truck accident lawyers communicate openly with clients and never leave them in the dark about their claims.
- We have won multiple settlements and verdicts over $1 million. We do not charge out of pocket for our services. We only bill the awards we win, and only if we are successful in obtaining monetary awards.
How to Deal With an Insurance Claim
Alabama is a fault state. If the truck driver caused your collision, you will file a claim with the truck driver’s insurance company. Through the rules of vicarious liability, however, the trucking company could be responsible for the actions of a driver. Going up against a trucking company without legal representation could lead to accepting far less than your injuries demand. Trucking companies have powerful defense teams to combat liability. Hiring an attorney helps you match the defendant’s resources with your own. A lawyer can take care of insurance settlement negotiations for you while you spend your time recovering.
Common Types of Truck Accidents and Injuries
A trucking company could be vicariously liable for the mistakes and shortcomings of its drivers. It could also be liable if it made an error that led to a collision, such as failing to adequately train its drivers or maintain its trucks. An investigation of your crash by the accident attorneys at Drake Law Firm could help you determine the cause of your accident as well as the identity of the defendant.
- Equipment malfunction
- Poorly maintained truck
- Distracted or inattentive truck driver
- Drunk or drugged driving
- Driver fatigue
- Unsafe lane changes
- Speeding or reckless driving
- Unbalanced load
- Unsecured cargo
- Broken traffic laws
- Broken commercial trucking rules
- Auto defects
- Roadway defects
- Third-party driver error
Many different things may have caused or contributed to your serious trucking accident in Huntsville. It is our duty to determine the cause of your crash and to name the defendant accordingly. Only then can we file a claim to damages on your behalf. The trucking company, a third-party driver, a cargo company, a manufacturer, the government or a property owner could owe you compensation.
Find Out If You Are Eligible for Compensation – Contact Us Today
Help from the attorneys at Drake Law Firm during your truck accident case could enable you to achieve the results you need to finally move forward. Your settlement or verdict award with our assistance may completely cover your past and future hospital bills, property repairs, losses of income, legal fees, and out-of-pocket expenses. We may also be able to seek an award for intangible damages such as physical pain and emotional injuries.
Find out if you have the elements of a truck accident claim in Huntsville, Alabama today. Schedule a free consultation at Drake Law Firm to discuss your recent accident, injuries and damages with a compassionate personal injury attorney. We can help you protect your rights and seek maximum compensation. Initial consultations in Huntsville are free, confidential and at no obligation. Call (205) 970-0800 today.