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Trucking Accidents2018-10-20T12:18:19+00:00

TRUCKING ACCIDENTS

Large commercial trucks, such as eighteen-wheelers, tractor-trailers, flatbed trucks, delivery trucks, dump trucks and box trucks, can weigh at least twenty times more than a passenger vehicle, which is why wrecks involving these big trucks can result in devastating injuries for the occupants of passenger cars. More than 3,800 people died in collisions involving large trucks in 2015. Of those deaths, 69 percent were occupants of cars and other passenger vehicles.

If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of a wreck involving a large truck, the experienced attorneys at Martin & Helms, P.C. can help you receive compensation for your injuries, lost past and future wages, medical bills, rehabilitation costs, and other damages.

Truck Accident Causes

There are many factors that can contribute to a wreck involving a large truck. Collisions involving tractor-trailers are oftentimes more complex than accidents involving passenger vehicles. Truck drivers and trucking companies are subject to federal regulations when they are driving. When a truck driver ignores those regulations, wrecks happen. Trucking accidents often occur because of the following:

  • Driver fatigue
  • Poor vehicle maintenance history
  • Improperly-secured loads
  • Disregarding safety regulations and hours of service restrictions
  • Drug and alcohol abuse
  • Inadequate training of drivers

Liability for a Trucking Accident

Depending on the facts of the wreck, more than just the driver may be at fault for the accident. The at-fault parties for a wreck involving a semi-truck may include one or more of the following:

SHIPPERS

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BROKERS

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DRIVERS

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TRUCK COMPANIES

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The truck accident attorneys at Martin & Helms, P.C. are familiar with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations that may affect your case. Our lawyers have the experience and resources to guide you through the legal process. At Martin & Helms, P.C., our attorneys will work to determine all the parties that may be responsible for the wreck that injured you or your loved one.

Martin & Helms, P.C. is located in Huntsville, Alabama. We represent individuals from cities across North Alabama, including Athens, Decatur, Guntersville, Huntsville, and Madison.

If you or a loved one has been injured in tractor-trailer crash, CONTACT US ONLINE. OR CALL US AT 256-539-1990, or toll free at 877-539-1990 to set up a free consultation.