If you were hurt in an accident caused by a commercial truck driver in Mobile, AL, our team is here to help. A Mobile big rig accident lawyer from our team may be able to file a claim or sue the driver and their employer to seek compensation for the damages you suffered.
At the Morris Bart law office in Mobile, our team will review your collision case’s details for free. We can help you understand your claim and the evidence to support it. If we need to sue for compensation on your behalf, we can review those steps necessary with you as well.
Recoverable Expenses and Losses in a Mobile Insurance Claim or Lawsuit
Collision victims can seek compensation for the documented expenses and losses they experienced because of the accident. Holding the at-fault parties accountable may make it possible to recover money damages based on the victim’s costs. These losses include both current and future related expenses.
Some examples of recoverable damages include:
- Pain and suffering and other intangible losses
- Treatment and care expenses
- Lost wages and long-term loss of earning ability
- Repair or replacement of the damaged vehicle
- Other related costs and losses
Wrongful Death Damages for the Victim’s Estate
Alabama’s Wrongful Death Act, Ala. Code § 6-5-410, allows certain qualifying people to take action on behalf of the victim’s estate if that victim dies from their accident injuries. This action is primarily limited to an estate’s personal representative, such as the estate plan administrator or executor of the will.
These damages are punitive in nature. They do not compensate survivors for their losses. Instead, they penalize the liable parties for their bad behavior that lead to the collision.
For a free legal consultation with a Big Rig Accident lawyer serving Mobile, call (251) 298-8380
How Morris Bart & Associates, LLC Helps Truck Crash Victims in Mobile
A big rig accident lawyer on our Mobile team represents truck crash victims and manages all parts of their traffic collision case. This service includes:
- Conducting an investigation
- Gathering evidence to prove negligence and liability
- Protecting their rights
- Developing a strong argument
- Protecting and preserving any evidence from the trucking company
- Producing legal documents
- Filing the insurance claim
- Negotiating with the insurer, if possible
Our trial attorneys can also sue the liable parties on behalf of clients. If this is necessary, we will take steps for them that include:
- Identifying all potentially responsible parties
- Preparing and submitting all the required paperwork
- Managing discovery and pretrial motions
- Representing them to the judge and jury
- Fighting for a verdict and award based on their losses
For more than 40 years, the Morris Bart law firm has represented injured collision victims across four states: Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Arkansas. We are a contingency-fee personal injury firm with 15 offices serving the Gulf South.
We have a reputation for getting results for our clients. In 2019, we won more than 6,500 cases, recovering compensation for accident victims. Recent results include:
- $852,845 in a car accident case where the victim suffered facial fractures and neck and back pain
- $580,000 from a traffic collision that required the victim to undergo cervical disc replacement
- $490,000 after a truck crash left the client with neck and back injuries
- $475,000 for car accident injuries that included herniations of the neck, back, and shoulder
A staff member from the Morris Bart law firm can help you understand our services and how they may apply to your case. We will review your injuries, crash, and other information for free today.
What to Expect if You Pursue Damages in a Big Rig Collision Case in Mobile
Many big rig collision cases settle outside of court. We do not always have to sue the liable parties. We file an insurance claim and demand a just payment based on their expenses and losses. We can often negotiate fair money damages for our clients through this process.
Identifying the Liable Party
Before we can file a claim, we must identify the liable party or parties based on what caused the collision. These parties typically include the big rig driver and the professional driver’s employer.
When a commercial driver causes a crash while they are on the job, Alabama case law allows us to make their employer vicariously liable. This case law, from St. Louis-San Francisco Ry. Co. v. Robbins, plays an important role in many truck accident claims.
In Mobile, the Morris Bart law office files a claim based on the trucking company’s liability insurance. If we need to sue to seek financial recovery, our suit will name the driver and their employer.
How Quickly You Should Act if You have to Sue the Trucking Company
Generally, accident victims only have two years to file a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit based on their collision per Ala. Code § 6-2-38. However, it takes time to develop a strong case, so we need to assess your claim as soon as possible.
There may also be other factors that affect how quickly we need to take action in an accident case.
A big rig accident attorney from our Mobile office may be able to get the financial recovery needed to pay your bills and cover your income losses. We file insurance claims and sue liable parties for victims of accidents similar to yours.
Speak to Our Team Today about Your Mobile Truck Accident Claim
To learn more about your legal rights and how our team may be able to help you go after money damages based on your expenses and losses, contact us today for a free case assessment. We will evaluate your legal options during your complimentary consultation with a staff member from the Morris Bart law office in Mobile.
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