If you suffered injuries in an accident involving a big rig, a Mobile semi-truck accident attorney from the Morris Bart law firm may be able to assist you with an insurance claim or lawsuit. The responsible party may owe you compensation for your medical bills and other losses.
Let our team investigate your accident and build your case. We will get to the bottom of who or what caused your crash. We can prove that the liable party’s negligence caused your injuries and damages and pursue all your options for financial recovery.
Types of Damages You Can Recover in a Semi-Truck Accident
Our Mobile semi-truck accident lawyers can explore your damages and help you compile evidence of their value. The damages in a semi-truck accident case may include:
We may be able to help you recover compensation for all your medical expenses, including:
- Surgical procedures
- Medical devices
- Mobility aids
- Hospital stays
- Doctor and specialist visits
- Emergency care
- Physical therapy and cognitive rehabilitation
- Nursing care
Serious injuries often require a lengthy recovery. We can help you pursue compensation for your lost wages and assistance with your household expenses. If your accident left you with a disability that prevents you from returning to work, we can seek the loss of your future earning capacity.
Non-economic damages compensate victims for their physical and emotional losses. Depending on the nature of your case, we may be able to help you recover compensation for your:
- Loss of mobility
- Cognitive and physical disabilities
- Pain and suffering
Wrongful Death Damages
If your loved one died because of a semi-truck accident, we might be able to help you pursue punitive damages in a wrongful death case.
For a free legal consultation with a Semi-Truck Accident lawyer serving Mobile, call (251) 298-8380
Our Attorneys Can Handle Every Step of Your Insurance Claim or Lawsuit
Morris Bart’s semi-truck accident lawyers in Mobile want to help you get back on your feet. Because of your injuries, you may not have the time, energy, or physical capabilities to handle your case alone. We can:
- Visit and investigate the scene of your crash
- Collect photographic and video evidence pertaining to your accident
- Locate and interview eyewitnesses
- Find experts to testify on your behalf
- Obtain documents related to your case (e.g., medical records, bills, and accident reports)
We may be able to use this evidence to prove that another party is financially responsible for your crash-related expenses. We will file your claim with applicable insurers and negotiate for a fair settlement on your behalf. If we cannot resolve your case outside of court, we will not shy away from a lawsuit.
The Deadline to Sue in Alabama
Keep in mind that you generally have two years from the time of your accident or your loved one’s death to file a personal injury or wrongful death action, according to Ala. Code § 6-2-38.
There may be circumstances that shorten these deadlines. For example, you may have just six months to file a lawsuit against a municipality in Alabama, per Ala. Code § 11-47-23.
What You Can Do to Assist With Your Case
If you have not already sought medical treatment, do so immediately. Follow the advice of your physician and make sure that you attend all your medical appointments. Maintain records of your medical bills and other out-of-pocket expenses, such as the cost of care-related travel and vehicle repair receipts.
If you contact our team before filing your insurance claim, we can protect you from saying or doing something that the insurance company could try to use against you. If a truck company’s tough insurer contacts you, be polite, offer only the most basic details, and refer future phone calls to your lawyer.
More than One Party Could Be Liable for Your Accident
Truck accident cases can be complex because they often involve multiple parties. Liability for a semi-truck accident can depend on the cause of the crash, as well as the relationship of the truck driver to their employer. For example, some truck drivers are independent contractors, while others are employed by a shipping company or other agency.
Potentially liable parties in a semi-truck accident case may include:
- The semi-truck driver
- The company or agency responsible for vetting the driver
- The owner of the truck
- The owner or loader of the truck’s cargo
- A semi-truck or truck-parts manufacturer
- The owner of the road where your accident occurred
Our semi-truck accident attorneys in Mobile can help you file multiple insurance claims or lawsuits for your Mobile semi-truck accident.
Common Causes of Semi-Truck Accidents
The cause of your accident will also determine liability. Common causes of semi-truck accidents include:
Truck Driver Error
Truck driver negligence and error can cause accidents. Common driver mistakes include:
- Driving while drowsy or falling asleep at the wheel
- Driving distracted
- Following too closely
- Impaired driving
Shifting, spilling, or overweight cargo poses a hazard. The owner or packer of a truck’s cargo typically must ensure that the vehicle does not exceed weight limits and is safely and securely loaded.
Truck accidents can involve vehicle or parts issues, as well as a lack of safety features. If faulty brakes, a blown tire, or a lack of safety equipment such as underride guards contributed to your crash, those responsible for the truck and/or its maintenance and parts might be liable.
Potholes, steep slopes, sharp curves, and poor lighting can all contribute to vehicle accidents. We can help you seek compensation from the entity in charge of the roadway if road-related issues caused your semi-truck collision.
Call Morris Bart & Associates, LLC to Get Started on Your Case Today
You do not need to seek compensation after a tractor trailer collision on your own. A personal injury lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm can help. We have 15 locations and serve clients throughout all of Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, and Mississippi.
To learn more about our contingency fee-based services and your legal options, call us today or fill out our online contact form. A Mobile semi-truck accident attorney from our team is ready to answer your questions and help you decide on your next steps.
Questions?Call (251) 298-8380
to find a Morris Bart office near you.