Birmingham 18 Wheeler Accident Attorney

An automobile or motorcycle accident with an 18 wheeler truck can turn your life upside down. Due to the sheer size and weight of the truck and its cargo, a collision with an 18 wheeler is extremely dangerous for drivers and passengers. We know that victims of 18 wheeler accidents have to deal with medical problems and emotional trauma for a long time after the accidents occurred. We have the resources and litigation experience needed to get our clients the compensation they are entitled to receive.

Causes of 18 Wheeler Accidents

Reasons for the occurrence of 18 wheeler accidents often stem from negligence and incompetence on the part of the truck driver and the trucking company. When a truck driver is not cautious while traveling on the road, it can lead to serious consequences for other people on the road. Usually, accidents happen due to one or more of the following reasons:

  • Driver operating the truck in an aggressive manner
  • Driver is operating the truck while under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol
  • Truck driver is distracted and not paying attention to the road
  • Truck hasn’t undergone proper inspection and maintenance
  • The cargo was improperly loaded and secured on to the truck

Serious Injuries in 18 Wheeler Accidents

Most automobiles are only designed to handle an impact with other standard passenger vehicles. As a result, there is a greater probability that a collision with an 18 wheeler will lead to permanent injuries and fatalities. Some of the injuries people endure after an accident include:

  • Back and neck injuries
  • Head injuries
  • Cuts and bruises
  • Burns on the legs, arms, torso and other parts of the body
  • Broken limbs

Defending Victims of 18 Wheeler Accidents in Alabama

At Wettermark & Keith, we have a proven track record of successfully defending victims in the state of Alabama. Our law firm is staffed with legal professionals who treat all of our clients with respect and compassion. We carefully guide our clients through the entire legal process and make sure they are well-informed about the status of their case. We are well equipped to protect you against the aggressive tactics used by the insurance companies and attorneys representing the interests of the truck companies.

Speak with an Alabama 18 Wheeler Accident Lawyer Today

Call us at 334-284-0014 to set up an appointment in our Birmingham, Alabama office. You can also contact us by filling out the case evaluation form on the website. An experienced 18 wheeler accident attorney will meet with you to discuss your case free of charge. We are devoted to our clients and fight aggressively to get a successful verdict or settlement for you and your loved ones. We serve Birmingham, Huntsville, Montgomery & all of Alabama. If you wish to speak to us directly, feel free to call one of our three branches. Birmingham Office 205.933.9500, Huntsville Office 256.536.8010, Montgomery Office 334.284.0014.