If you were hurt in a crash with a construction truck in Montgomery, a lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm may be able to recover money damages for your expenses, injuries, and other losses.
An attorney from the Morris Bart law office in Montgomery, Alabama, can review your accident case for you for free today. We can tell you about your options for filing an insurance claim or lawsuit to hold the truck driver and their employer accountable.
What Steps Can I Take to Pursue Damages After My Montgomery Accident?
The steps you can take to pursue compensation depend on the facts of your case. Typically, when we represent a client in a construction truck collision, we begin with an insurance claim. If the insurer will not agree to a fair settlement, or if there is another reason why we need to take the case to trial, we will sue the truck driver and their employer based on vicarious liability.
Some types of trucks that could be involved in a construction truck accident claim include:
- Trucks or vans driven by contractors or subcontractors
- Delivery trucks, such as flatbeds or tractor-trailers
- Dump trucks
- Concrete trucks
- Trucks hauling heavy equipment
Depending on the owner of the vehicle involved or the employer of the driver, the vicariously liable parties in these cases could include:
- Contractors or subcontractors
- Material supply companies, such as lumber yards or concrete suppliers
- Hauling companies
- Trucking companies
- Heavy equipment providers
At the Morris Bart law office in Montgomery, we can help you better understand your rights and the details of your case. Once we assess your situation, we can discuss your legal options during your free consultation.
For a free legal consultation with a Construction Truck Accident lawyer serving Montgomery, call (334) 523-0664
How Can a Lawyer Help Me with My Construction Truck Collision Case?
When our team takes on a construction truck accident case in Alabama, we do not limit our claim to only holding the truck driver accountable. Companies in Alabama may be vicariously liable for the negligence of their workers when they cause harm to others while on the job.
Based on this, we may seek money damages from both the driver and the driver’s employer in these cases. This does not change the potentially recoverable losses available, which may include:
- Current medical bills
- Future medical care needs related to accident injuries
- Ongoing care costs for catastrophic injuries
- Lost wages
- Diminished ability to earn
- Property damages
- Additional related costs
- Pain and suffering
- Punitive damages in wrongful death actions
Our Recent Case Results
In two recent truck accident cases, our clients won:
- $490,000 for neck and back injuries following a collision in Hattiesburg, Mississippi
- $337,500 for concussion injuries and a broken neck and vertebra in a crash in Texarkana, Arkansas
The Attorneys at Morris Bart & Associates, LLC Know how to Navigate Truck Accident Cases
A lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm can handle your case from beginning to end, letting you focus on your treatment and physical recovery from your injuries. In a construction truck collision, the steps we take to build a well-supported and convincing insurance claim could include:
- Managing all communication with the liable parties and insurers
- Issuing a spoliation letter to preserve evidence that the liable parties possess
- Obtaining necessary documents such as the police report and relevant medical records
- Canvassing for eyewitnesses
- Analyzing video of the accident, if available
- Working with survey teams, accident reconstruction experts, and other experts
For more than 40 years, our team has represented injured parties across the Gulf South. We recovered settlements or other recoveries for more than 6,500 clients in 2019. We have 15 locations and serve Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Arkansas.
The Morris Bart law firm is a contingency fee firm. We protect our client’s rights, helping them develop a case to hold the liable parties responsible and recover a fair and just settlement based on their losses when possible. Our team of trial attorneys is also available to sue the liable parties and take accident cases to court when necessary.
There Are Deadlines for Suing the Driver and Construction Company
Under Ala. Code §6-2-38, truck accident victims generally have up to two years to file a personal injury lawsuit against the at-fault parties. Surviving family members also have two years to file a wrongful death lawsuit. However, there may be exceptions to these statutes that shorten the time you have to start this process.
We encourage you to contact us quickly after your collision so we can determine the applicable deadline for your case. Getting an early start on a truck crash case could also allow us to gather additional evidence.
For example, we may be able to protect evidence the construction company has, identify additional witnesses while their memories are sharp, recover video of the crash from a dashcam or surveillance camera, or make other key discoveries of evidence in the case.
Reach out to Our Team Today to Learn More About Your Options
A lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm may be able to help you after your construction truck collision. You can speak with an attorney from our law firm in Montgomery, Alabama, office today. Call (334) 523-0664 to get started.
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