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Tuscaloosa Truck Accident Attorney

Semi-trucks are massive machines that are necessary to the national and state economies. However, these big trucks can pose a danger to other drivers on the highway.

Due to their enormous weight and size, a large truck accident is more likely to be fatal than a typical auto accident. Trucks are also frequently hauling toxic chemicals or large equipment that can create additional dangers to other travelers.

Sometimes large trucks are operated negligently due to overworked drivers or trucking companies failing to implement proper safety standards and equipment. If you or a loved one have been injured in a trucking accident in Tuscaloosa, contact the experienced and dedicated attorneys at DeGaris Law today for a free case evaluation and consultation.

How Our Experienced Truck Accident Lawyers Can Help

When you hire the DeGaris Law, we immediately get to work to get you the full compensation you deserve. We will guide you on the path to recovery and getting your life back on track. We will encourage you to focus on your medical recovery while we handle the insurance companies and the legalities of your case.

It is essential that you promptly obtain skilled representation to initiate an investigation of the crash and to preserve important records, including trucking maintenance records and logbooks that are vital to your case.

Additionally, the insurance adjusters and trucking company investigators are likely to try and contact you after the accident. It’s important to remember – they are not your friends. These representatives are just that. They represent the interests of the insurance companies and trucking companies. Do not speak with them. Instead, you need an experienced truck accident attorney to deal with these calls.

Our Tuscaloosa truck accident lawyers will take your case on a contingency basis, with no initial cost to you. We have the necessary resources to fully investigate your accident, determine fault and evaluate damages. We will seek the maximum compensation for your damages.

If we do not successfully win or settle your case, you owe us nothing. If we do not reach an appropriate settlement for your injuries, we will file suit to hold the at-fault party liable. Call us today to schedule an initial consultation and case evaluation with a Tuscaloosa accident attorney.

Common Causes and Types of Trucking Accidents

When considering your legal options, it is helpful to know the common causes of big truck accidents. Some of the more common causes of tractor-trailer crashes include:

  • Drug or alcohol use
  • Failure of safety equipment or failure to install updated safety equipment
  • Driver fatigue, caused by excessive driving hours
  • Aggressive driving or maneuvering
  • Excessive speed
  • Failure to take precautions during inclement weather or road conditions
  • Distracted driving, such as texting or emailing while driving
  • Driver negligence, such as failure to check blind spots, failure to signal, turning too wide or too fast
  • Inadequate driver training or screening by the employer

There are approximately half a million trucking accidents annually in the United States. Each type of trucking accident can cause tremendous damage. Some of the most common types of trucking accidents include:

  • Jackknife accidents are caused when a driver slams on his brakes unexpectedly causing the trailer to skid from behind the rig and create a ninety-degree angle to the cab of the truck.
  • Rollover accidents are usually caused by unevenly loaded trailers that can topple the trailer onto its side.
  • Lost load accidents happen when a trailer spills the load it is carrying onto the roadway. This is often caused by a load that is improperly secured.
  • Wide turn accidents are usually caused because a big truck has a much wider turn radius than other vehicles and often swings out to make a tight turn and can crash into other vehicles in nearby lanes.

No matter the cause or type of accident, if you or a loved one has been injured by a big truck crash, you need an experienced and aggressive Birmingham truck accident lawyer. Contact DeGaris Law for a free consultation and case evaluation today.

Let Us Help You With Your Alabama Trucking Accident

Let our experienced and skilled Tuscaloosa truck accident lawyers evaluate your case and protect your rights to receive full compensation for your damages. We can help you get your life back on track. Contact DeGaris Law today for a free case evaluation and initial consultation.

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