Birmingham Truck Accident Lawyers
Personal Injury Attorneys Representing The Injured Throughout Central Alabama
To trucking firms and their insurance companies, truck accidents and the resulting injuries and fatalities are just part of doing business. To those injured or who lost a loved one in a truck accident, the damage is personal and painful.
At Salter Ferguson, LLC, we take truck accident cases personally. We help people injured in truck accidents recover financial compensation for the losses they have suffered due to carelessness, recklessness or negligence. We have won significant verdicts and settlements in truck accident cases for our clients.
Our truck accident attorneys represent people injured in accidents involving all types of commercial trucks, including:
- Semi trucks
- Moving vans
- Delivery trucks, from UPS and FedEx to the local florist’s delivery van
- Dump trucks, cement mixers and other heavy duty trucks
If you were injured in a truck accident or if a member of your family died in a truck wreck, please contact our personal injury law firm today. Attorneys Karen Salter and Carmen Ferguson offer a free initial consultation to review your case, answer your questions and advise you of your legal rights and options.
About Truck Accidents
In Alabama, 84 people died in accidents involving large trucks in 2014, according to the National Highway Safety Administration. Many more suffered serious injuries.
Trucking accident cases are more complicated than an average car accident case. Multiple parties are involved. Trucking is a federally regulated industry. It must be determined if the vehicle and the driver were in compliance with all applicable regulations. Was the driver filling out the logbook properly? Was he or she driving too many hours without a rest? Was the truck equipped with required safety features, from lights to underride guards? Was the driver impaired by drugs or alcohol? Was the driver properly licensed?
How Truck Accidents Happen
We will investigate to determine what happened in the accident that injured you. We may retain an accident reconstruction expert who specializes in truck accidents. Common causes of truck accidents include:
- Reckless or careless driving
- Distracted driving
- Drunk driving
- Driving under the influence of drugs
- Driver fatigue
- Driver inexperience
- Improper loading or overloading
- Lack of required safety equipment
- Bad brakes or tires
- Improper truck maintenance
Who Is at Fault?
We work to identify all potential sources of financial compensation. The driver, the trucking company, the owner of the truck, the owner of the trailer, the leasing company, the shop that maintained the truck, the company that loaded the trailer, and the companies that manufactured the truck and its component parts could all potentially be responsible.
Trucking companies and their insurance companies have a nationwide network of associates who can get to the scene of a truck accident quickly to gather evidence. They will interview witnesses, take photos, collect log books and inspect the truck. They are skilled at gathering evidence in a manner that will reflect positively on the trucking company.
We perform our own investigation along with our team of trucking accident experts. As YOUR team, we go head to head with the trucking company ensuring that all of the critical evidence in the case is preserved and protected for your case.
It is critical to contact an attorney as soon as possible after a trucking incident in which victims have been injured or killed. we can then begin to build a case for maximum compensation. To arrange a free initial consultation with a member of our legal team, contact our personal injury law firm online to speak with a dedicated member of our team. We offer a flexible appointment schedule to accommodate your medical appointments and your employment commitments. We will also schedule home or hospital visits when you are unable to travel to our office. From our office in Birmingham, we represent people injured in truck accidents throughout central Alabama.