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Alabama truck accident claims not only involve severe injuries, but they also rely on intricate laws, regulations, and insurance policies that can make them quite confusing to understand. To successfully obtain fair compensation in your truck injury claim, you need an attorney experienced in dealing with truck accidents.
According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), 4,440 large trucks and buses are involved in collisions on U.S. roads in a typical year. A recent study of semi-truck accidents by The University of Alabama reported that 10,079 tractor-trailer crashes injured 2,629 people and killed 121 people in 2018.
The Alabama trucking industry is thriving, with the Alabama Trucking Association reporting that there are 9,160 trucking companies in Alabama alone. Even though the trucking industry is valuable and essential to the state, trucking companies and their drivers are still expected to become adequately trained, maintain their fleet, and ensure they are doing everything they can to keep Alabama’s roadways safe.
Being involved in an accident with a truck is inherently more complicated from a legal and sometimes physical standpoint than being hit by a car. Your case could be worth a lot more due to the significance of your injuries and the parties who are liable for them—as such, hiring a knowledgeable Huntsville truck accident attorney to assist you with your claim is in your best interests.
There are many ways that a Huntsville truck accident attorney can assist with your claim and help you during this often overwhelming time in your life. First, the trucking industry is heavily regulated. When considering a claim, it is crucial to determine the pertinent factors in your case. Most laypeople do not know where to even start. However, an experienced attorney will be well-versed in which regulations might have been violated leading up to the accident. Pointing out these violations and determining the cause of the accident could maximize your claim.
The number of parties involved can also make truck accidents challenging to settle or litigate. For example, if the truck’s brakes caused the accident is the mechanic to blame, the driver who might not have followed inspection and other protocols, is it the trucking company that did not take preventative actions like ensuring proper brake inspections, or are multiple parties at fault? Experienced attorneys know how to approach these situations to determine who is liable for your injuries.
Additionally, insurance policies in the trucking industry are markedly different from regular automobile polices. Often, many different policies can be involved. They can be confusing and have different regulations and requirements than what most people are used to. It’s imperative that you have a Huntsville truck accident attorney on your side who can decipher these policies and determine how they work together to provide you with compensation for your injuries.
As you can see, truck accident cases are far more complicated than car accident cases. The attorneys at Cloud, Ryan & Rouse understand the distinct duties imposed on commercial and public semi-truck carriers, as well as the complex engineering and scientific elements often necessary to determine how an accident occurred and who is liable for the damages that occurred.Call us at 256-801-1000 or use our online contact form to schedule your truck accident case review with a knowledgeable Huntsville truck accident lawyer today.
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