Due to their massive size and weight compared to regular motor vehicles, accidents involving commercial trucks typically result in catastrophic injuries. Additionally, truck accidents often have multiple defendants, which may not be limited to the driver. Truckers and trucking companies routinely ignore federal and state regulations in order to meet strict delivery deadlines and make a higher profit.
If you have suffered a serious injury in a truck accident in Alabama, Elizabeth A. Citrin, P.C. is ready to help you. With nearly two decades of legal experience, our Daphne truck accident lawyer can investigate your accident, gather evidence against the negligent parties, negotiate with insurance companies, and build an effective case to obtain the best settlement possible.
Causes of Truck Accidents
There are a number of reasons why these types of accidents occur. According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), the majority of large truck crashes are caused by driver erro .
Other common causes of commercial truck accidents include:
- Distracted driving
- Fatigued driving
- Intoxicated driving
- Driver inexperience
- Insufficient driver training
- Improper maintenance
- Improper loading of cargo
- Defective truck parts
The U.S. Department of Transportation states that approximately 5,000 people in passenger vehicles suffer fatal injuries annually in car accidents involving semi-trucks and tractor trailers. A truck accident injury can result in tremendous loses such as high medical expenses, lost earnings, loss of potential earning capacity, emotional distress, and pain and suffering.
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Attorney Elizabeth A. Citrin provides every personal injury matter with the attention to detail necessary for a successful outcome. No matter how powerful these trucking companies are, we work diligently to help you get the results you deserve.
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