If you were the victim of a concrete truck accident in Montgomery, Alabama, you may be able to bring a personal injury claim or lawsuit and recover financial compensation for your damages. You could be compensated for hospital bills, physical therapy, and other medical expenses, lost income from missed work, and more.
Our Montgomery concrete truck accident lawyers at the Morris Bart law firm know what it takes to bring a compelling case against the concrete truck company or other liable parties. We can seek compensation for your damages and provide legal support throughout your case.
Damages in a Concrete Truck Accident Injury Lawsuit
The losses you or your loved one suffered in a concrete truck accident are likely considerable. Concrete trucks are massive vehicles carrying heavy loads. If the driver’s actions or another party’s negligence caused the accident, you may be able to recoup the costs you suffered due to the accident.
Damages vary by the case, but some of the most common recoverable damages in a concrete truck accident case include:
- Lost income: An accident involving a large commercial truck can cause injuries that leave a person unable to work. You may be entitled to reimbursement for the income you lost while recovering as well as future lost income for attending medical appointments.
- Lost earning ability: If your injuries have permanently impaired your ability to perform work tasks, you may be compensated for your diminished income-earning potential.
- Medical expenses: The cost of emergency medical treatment, as well as continuing medical needs, may be recoverable. You may be compensated for costs related to ambulance transportation, hospitalization, medical tests, doctor’s appointments, medication, surgery, rehabilitative care, and more.
- Property damage: You may be compensated for the cost of fixing your vehicle and the cost of replacing damaged personal property.
- Non-monetary damages: You may be entitled to compensation for your pain, suffering, disfigurement, and mental anguish.
Who Is Liable for a Concrete Truck Accident?
The party responsible for your damages is called the “liable party.” Accidents involving commercial trucks, like concrete trucks, are often more complex than accidents involving non-commercial vehicles. This is partly because liability may fall to several parties, including:
- The truck driver
- The truck owner
- The concrete trucking company
- The manufacturer of a defective concrete truck component
- The municipality that designed an unsafe road or intersection
- The company that serviced the concrete truck
What do You Need to Prove to Receive Compensation for a Concrete Truck Accident?
In any personal injury case, there are four main components to establish negligence: duty, breach of duty, injuries, and damages. A Montgomery concrete truck accident lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm can help you demonstrate each of these components using evidence, eyewitness testimony, statements from expert witnesses, and other strategies.
Duty of Care
The first element of a successful personal injury case is “duty of care” or a legal obligation to act a certain way. For example, a concrete truck driver must keep their attention on the road and follow the speed limit.
Further, the company that manufactures concrete trucks must ensure the trucks are free from defects that could cause the vehicle to malfunction. The government has a duty to design roads that are reasonably safe and contain adequate signs and signals.
Breach of Duty
We must also show the defendant failed to uphold their duty of care. For example, a concrete truck driver may breach the duty of care by texting and driving or running a red light.
A trucking company may breach its duty by neglecting concrete truck repairs or inspections. We often use evidence such as event data recorder (EDR) information, dash camera footage, truck maintenance records, forensic evidence at the crash scene, and witness statements to demonstrate the defendant’s breach of duty.
A key component of a successful truck accident injury case is the causal relationship between the defendant’s breach of duty and your injuries. We may use statements from medical experts and your medical records to show how the accident caused your injuries.
Lastly, we will need to show that your injuries caused you to suffer losses or damages such as medical bills and lost wages. We may use evidence, including medical bills, receipts, and pay stubs, as well as testimony from financial experts and vocational rehabilitation specialists to prove your damages.
How a Montgomery Concrete Truck Accident Lawyer Can Help You Build Your Case
Let the Morris Bart law firm handle your concrete truck accident case on your behalf so that you can focus on healing from your injuries. Our team won more than 6,500 cases in 2019 alone. We have the legal knowledge and experience needed to build a strong claim.
The Morris Bart law firm can:
- Answer your legal questions
- Identify the liable parties
- Obtain evidence
- Handle settlement negotiations
- Seek compensation on your behalf
- Guide you through the personal injury case from beginning to end
The Statute of Limitations for Concrete Truck Accidents in Alabama
If you were hurt in a concrete truck accident, it is important to contact the Morris Bart law firm as soon as possible. You only have a limited time to file a lawsuit.
The statute of limitations for personal injury cases in Alabama is two years per AL Code §6-2-38. However, there may be other deadlines.
Contact the Attorneys at Morris Bart & Associates, LLC, for a Free Consultation
At the Morris Bart law firm, we know the complexities of Alabama personal injury law and how to develop a strong case. A lawyer on our team can provide legal support and advocate on your behalf during your Montgomery case. Call us at (334) 523-0664 for a free consultation with one of our team members today.
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