An accident lawyer from our team serving Mobile, Alabama, may be able to help if you suffered injuries in a fuel truck collision. If there is evidence to show your crash occurred because of the truck driver’s negligence, the Morris Bart law office in Mobile may be able to help. It may be possible to recover compensation based on the facts of your accident case.
To learn more about your legal options and how we may be able to help, you can speak with a team member from the Morris Bart law firm today during a free consultation.
The Value of Your Mobile Fuel Truck Accident Case
There is no way to know how much compensation you can recover immediately following a collision. The monetary damages recoverable in an insurance claim or civil lawsuit depend on the victim’s actual expenses, losses, and other factors.
With a strong case, it may be possible to recover compensation for damages that include:
- Pain and suffering due to injuries and treatment
- Other intangible losses
- Medical bills to the current date
- Future related treatment and care needs
- Lost wages and reduced ability to work
- Repair or replacement of the vehicle involved
- Additional accident-related expenses
Fuel truck accidents can be fatal. If your loved one died in this type of accident, Alabama Code § 6-5-410 may allow you to recover damages for the estate. This is known as a wrongful death action. Our team can help you understand how this works during your free consultation.
For a free legal consultation with a Fuel Truck Accident lawyer serving Mobile, call (251) 298-8380
Morris Bart & Associates, LLC, Secures Financial Recoveries for Accident Victims in Mobile
A lawyer from our Mobile team who handles fuel truck accident cases may be able to file a lawsuit and hold the at-fault driver and their employer responsible. The Supreme Court of Alabama opinion from St. Louis-San Francisco Ry. Co. v. Robbins makes it possible to name the fuel company vicariously liable in these cases.
In this 1929 decision, the court determined that employers are responsible for their workers’ actions when their workers perform job-related duties. This liability generally applies to truck drivers when they are behind the wheel of a:
- Big rig
- Tanker truck
- Delivery van; or
- Another commercial vehicle
We use this case law, along with the state’s negligence statutes, to develop a case and seek compensation for our clients. We won 6,500 settlements and awards for accident victims in 2019.
We have fought for people like you for more than 40 years. Today, we have 15 offices and serve four states:
Recent cases our contingency fee personal injury firm won for clients include:
- $852,845 in a car accident case involving facial fractures and neck and back pain
- $650,000 in a drunk driving crash where the victim suffered broken bones that included an arm, back, ribs, leg, hip, and pelvis, as well as lung injuries
- $490,000 for neck and back injuries in a truck collision case
- $337,500 recovered for a client who suffered two concussions and a broken neck in a truck accident
At the Morris Bart law office in Mobile, we may be able to seek and recover compensation for you, as well. We can review your case for free today.
Developing a Case to Seek Damages Based on Your Collision and Injuries
Our traffic accident team knows how to build a case against the fuel truck driver and their employer, including evidence to support an insurance claim or a strong argument during a civil trial before a judge and jury.
We investigate every accident we handle, which requires us to:
- Obtain relevant documents
- Preserve evidence the fuel company has in its possession
- Survey the crash scene
- Reconstruct the crash with experts’ help
- Identifying and working with medical experts and others
- Documenting our client’s damages
We understand what commonly causes fuel truck accidents and how to prove the driver was responsible for your collision. Let us review your case today.
Why Are Fuel Truck Tanker Accidents So Dangerous?
Fuel truck accidents have two significant risks over many other big rig crashes. These two risks include a higher chance of rollover and an increased risk of explosions and fires.
Tanker trucks, especially when partially empty, are more likely to roll over than other types of commercial vehicles.
According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA):
- 63 percent of tanker rollovers occur when the tank is partially empty
- 78 percent of these crashes occur because of driver error
When a fuel truck rolls over or is in another type of crash, the tank could leak. The fuel can ignite and lead to a fire or even explode. This accident could cause burn injuries or death for those involved in the collision.
When Should You Act?
We recommend that you contact the Morris Bart law office in Mobile quickly following your accident. We can assess your case’s merits and explain how we may be able to help during your consultation with our team.
Getting started as soon as possible could mean we can uncover additional evidence and protect the fuel company’s evidence, such as data from the tanker’s onboard computer.
Under Ala. Code § 6-2-38, the deadline for suing the driver and other liable parties is usually two years. However, some cases have a much shorter timeline.
Speak with a Team Member about Your Accident’s Details and Options for Free
A lawyer from our Mobile team may be able to help you with your insurance claim or lawsuit involving a fuel truck accident. You can learn more about our services, your rights, and options for pursuing compensation today.
Let the staff from the Morris Bart law firm evaluate your case during a free consultation now. You can reach our team by calling (251) 298-8380. We may be able to help you secure a financial recovery based on the facts of your fuel truck crash and injuries.
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