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Are You in Need of a Qualified Legal Team to Handle Your Alabama Truck Crash Case?

Our Competent and Compassionate Alabama Truck Accident Lawyers Are Here for You

 

What’s worse than being in a car crash in Alabama? Based on our experience as skilled Alabama truck accident attorneys, our answer would be being in a truck accident. If car collisions are terrible, the effects of being hit by any truck are even more devastating.

Trucks generally inflict more severe injuries on victims than cars do, due to their size and weight. While trucks can be as heavy as 80,000 pounds, cars typically weigh less than 4,000 pounds. The massive weight and size of trucks also make commercial truck drivers less able to prevent road crashes than motorists driving smaller vehicles.

So, if you’re a victim of a truck accident in Alabama, we understand your situation. The best option from here is to get maximum financial compensation for your injuries. Fortunately, our competent legal team can help you with this while you focus on your recovery.

At Caldwell, Wenzel & Asthana law firm, our primary goal is to ensure that the at-fault party in your accident doesn’t go scot-free. Contact us today at 251) 444-7000 for a free case evaluation.

Who Is Liable for My Alabama Truck Crash?

Discover the Likely Defendants in Your Case

Generally, in Alabama, a person can only be liable for your injuries in a road collision if:

They Owed You a Duty of Care 

Duty of care refers to a person’s responsibility to protect your safety and overall well-being. Individuals can only be responsible for your injuries if they’re in a position where their actions or inactions could cause you harm.  In the case of vehicle accidents, every driver owes other road users a duty of care.

They Breached Their Duty of Care 

A person can be held at fault for your truck accident if they disregarded their duty of care to you. This means that they carelessly put your life at risk by failing to take the necessary precautions to keep you safe. For example, the trucker may have been driving recklessly or have been impaired by alcohol or drugs.

Their Negligence Caused the Accident 

More than just breaching a duty of care, you must show that the breach caused the accident that led to your injuries. In other words, your injuries shouldn’t be a result of any factor not related to the crash.

You Suffered Some Harm 

The last element to prove fault is damage. You have to show that the accident you suffered from the party’s negligence led to a compensable loss of some sort.

Based on the characteristics of negligence above, the following parties are some of those who may be responsible for your truck accident injuries:

  • Truck driver for disobeying traffic rules
  • Trucking company for hours-of-service violations, lack of maintenance, overloading, or failure to train
  • Truck manufacturers for selling vehicles with defective parts
  • Cargo shippers, if they failed to notify the driver of hazardous contents
  • Municipalities for not maintaining the roads.

Alabama adopts the contributory fault rule in apportioning liability to parties in a truck accident. This means that you would not be able to claim damages for your injuries if you contributed in any way to the accident.

Note, however, that there are exceptions to this rule. Our attorneys will evaluate your case to determine the validity of your claim based on the general rule and exceptions.

What Compensation Will I Receive from a Truck Accident in Alabama?

Find Out What Damages You May Be Entitled to

Depending on the unique circumstances of your case, you may be able to claim the following damages for your truck accident:

  • Medical costs
  • Property damage
  • Lost wages and earning capacity
  • Pain and suffering
  • Reduced quality of life
  • Punitive damages to punish the at-fault party, in some situations.

Contact our team for an estimate of your possible compensation today.

Why Choose Us?

Discover What Makes Us Stand out in Our Field

The Alabama truck accident attorneys at Caldwell Wenzel Asthana PC are widely recognized as premium legal practitioners for these reasons:

  • An impressive track record of successful compensation awards to the tune of millions of dollars
  • Decades of experience in personal injury law with a focus on truck accident claims
  • A client-centric approach to legal representation
  • Excellent negotiation and advocacy skills
  • Affordable legal services.

If you need stellar legal representation for your Alabama truck crash claim, our law firm should be at the top of your list.

Contact us today for quality legal services that will surpass your expectations.

Frequently Asked Questions

No Concern Goes Unaddressed when You Work with Us

We hope the answers below will sufficiently address your most pressing concerns regarding Alabama truck accident cases:

What Will My Alabama Truck Accident Lawyer Do for Me?

Our caring truck crash lawyers will undertake a wide range of activities to ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve. They include quality legal advice, investigation, evidence gathering, negotiation with insurance companies, and aggressive litigation. Contact us immediately to learn more about the numerous ways we’ll help you get justice.

What If My Loved One Died in an 18-Wheeler Accident?

Based on Alabama’s personal injury law, the personal representatives of deceased truck accident victims can receive punitive damages for their loss, designed to punish the wrongdoer. The court will determine the amount obtainable in a wrongful death lawsuit and depend on the severity of the wrongdoing. However, whatever sum you receive can be used to cover medical bills, lost wages, and funeral expenses.

What’s Your Fee Structure?

Our Alabama truck accident lawyers work on a contingency or “no-fee guarantee” basis. This means that you won’t have to pay anything out of pocket until we secure compensation on your behalf. Contingency fee structures minimize your financial risk and allow you to be confident of our dedication to your case.

How Long Does It Take to Settle a Truck Accident Claim in Alabama?

The time frame for settling Alabama truck accident claims is dependent on numerous factors. These include the severity of the accident, how long it takes for you to reach full recovery, and how cooperative the insurance companies are. Another factor that determines the timeline of your case is whether it goes to trial.

What’s the Statute of Limitations for Truck Accident Cases in Alabama?

In Alabama, personal injury victims have only two years from the date of the injury to pursue compensation claims against the negligent parties. Exceeding this deadline automatically robs you of the right to fight for justice. This is why you mustn’t delay in getting quality legal representation for your case.

If you have anything you wish to clarify, be sure to call us at (251) 444-7000. There’s always an experienced attorney at the end of the line willing to help.

Contact Caldwell, Wenzel, & Asthana Injury Lawyers for Quality Legal Representation Today

The Law Firm of Choice for Injury Victims Who Desire Premium Legal Services

At Caldwell Wenzel Asthana law firm, bringing erring truckers to justice is what we know how to do best. From thorough investigations to gathering evidence, settlement negotiations, or arguing your case in court, we’ll do everything possible to secure fair compensation for your injuries.

We’re well-respected in our industry for our admirable track record of successful outcomes for our personal injury clients.  Our attorneys will be glad to help you too.

Dial us at (251) 444-7000 now to book a free case review and determine whether you have a valid claim.

GETTING HELP

Our Award-Winning Alabama Accident Lawyers have recovered millions on behalf of our clients. At Caldwell, Wenzel & Asthana, we understand what you’re going through after a crash. If your injuries were caused by someone else’s actions, our dedicated legal team is ready to help you get the compensation you deserve.

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