If you were the victim of a Birmingham truck accident caused by a reckless or careless truck driver, you may be able to pursue compensation. You can file an insurance claim or civil lawsuit to seek damages to cover the cost of your medical care, lost wages, and other losses.
At the Morris Bart law firm, our lawyers represent truck accident victims in Birmingham. We can help you understand your rights and the strength of your case. Call us today at (205) 380-4158 for a free case review.
If we believe you have a viable case, we can represent your case on a contingency-fee-basis with no up-front cost to you. You only pay us if you receive a settlement or ruling in court.
Determining Liability in a Birmingham Truck Accident
Under Alabama case law, if the negligent truck driver that caused your accident was on the job, your case may go against their employer. In legal terminology, this doctrine is sometimes referred to as vicarious liability or respondeat superior.
the Morris Bart law firm can help you understand if vicarious liability applies to your Birmingham truck accident case. If it does, the liable party in your case could be:
- A small company
- A corporation
- A local municipality or state government
- A private truck driver
If a mechanical failure caused your truck accident, a negligent truck mechanic or truck component manufacturer could be found liable for your injuries. In multi-vehicle accidents or complex cases, multiple parties can share liability.
The Birmingham truck accident lawyers at the Morris Bart law firm can help you determine who was liable in your accident. We are not afraid to take on any negligent party liable for your injuries.
For a free legal consultation with a Truck Accident lawyer serving Birmingham, call 800-537-8185
The Path to Compensation
Once we determine who is liable in your case, our team can secure the evidence to support your claim and navigate this process on your behalf. This could lead to:
- Negotiating a settlement with the insurer based on your documented damages; or
- Filing a personal injury lawsuit because the insurance company refuses to negotiate in good faith
While many cases can be settled out of court, sometimes filing a civil suit and taking the case to trial is the best option for our clients. We will represent you throughout this process and ensure you know what to expect through each step.
Call the Morris Bart law firm today at (205) 380-4158 for a free evaluation of your case. We can let you know today whether we can pursue damages for you based on the facts of your Birmingham truck accident.
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Injuries in a Birmingham Truck Accident Case
Truck accidents can cause serious injuries to pedestrians and the occupants of passenger cars nearby. Injuries that can occur in truck accidents include:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Neck or back injuries
- Broken bones
- Internal injuries
- Burns and scarring
- Soft tissue injuries
We will need to document your injuries as well as your economic and noneconomic losses as a part of building a case against the liable party. The evidence necessary to support your claim may include:
- Your relevant medical records
- Medical expert testimony
- Your medical bills and related costs
- Documentation about your time away from work and missed pay
- Receipts for out-of-pocket costs
- Repair or replacement estimates for your vehicle
- Other documentation of your expenses or losses
With this evidence, we can prove what a fair settlement would look like in your case or present an argument for a just award in court.
Possible Awards in a Truck Accident Case
If we recover a settlement of ruling in your favor in court, it may include compensation for:
- Current and future medical treatment
- Ongoing and future care costs
- Current and future lost wages and benefits
- Diminished earning capacity
- Repair or replacement of your vehicle
- Pain and suffering
- Wrongful death damages, if a loved one passed away in a Birmingham truck accident
Reach out to the Morris Bart law firm now to discuss what accident-related damages may be available in your case. Call (205) 380-4158 for a complimentary consultation with a member of our Birmingham truck accident team.
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The Statute of Limitations in Alabama
Alabama Code § 6-2-38 codifies the statute of limitations on truck accident cases in the state. Cases that hinge on vicarious liability generally have a two-year time limit in Alabama. This is the same time limit as other types of motor vehicle accident cases.
If you miss this deadline and do not take legal action before time runs out, you may lose the right to hold the trucking company responsible in court.
If the liable party in your truck accident case is a local government, there may be additional legal deadlines that need to be filed much sooner than two years.
Let a Birmingham truck accident lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm review your case as soon as possible after your accident. Call us when your injuries stabilize, and we can begin your consultation that same day.
Talk to a Birmingham Legal Team Today
If you were the victim of a truck accident in or near Birmingham, call (205) 380-4158 now to reach a member of our Alabama truck accident legal team.
the Morris Bart law firm includes more than 100 personal injury lawyers working in 16 offices across the Gulf South.
Our consultations are always free, and you will pay nothing up front if we pursue damages in your case. Our clients only pay us if their case produces a settlement or a ruling in their favor in court.
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