Alabama Commercial Vehicle Accidents

Commercial drivers are known for driving fast and sometimes recklessly.  They may be distracted while driving between deliveries or may be fatigued from driving too many hours.  Regardless, careless driving is never acceptable because it can cause serious accidents that result in devastating injuries or even fatalities.

Lawsuits involving commercial vehicles can be very different from injury accident or wrongful death cases involving private cars.  Because of the differences between business insurance and consumer insurance, and the sometimes complex ownership and employment relationships involved, an experienced attorney’s analysis of your case can make a significant difference to the outcome of your claim.

If you or a loved one has been involved in a commercial vehicle accident contact the law firm of Wettermark & Keith, LLC., to speak to an experienced Alabama commercial vehicle accident attorney today.  Our attorneys have over 30 years experience and have the knowledge of both the commercial vehicle industry and its licensing requirements.  We strive to find the best resolution to your commercial vehicle accident case and maximize your compensation.  Accidents that involve company cars, 18-wheel trucks or delivery vans are highly complex and require extensive knowledge of the industry and applicable regulations.

Generally, all vehicles are considered a “commercial vehicle” when it is titled or registered to a company.  Vehicles that are designed to carry more than 16 passengers are considered a commercial vehicle.  We handle commercial vehicle accident cases involving such vehicles as:

  • Dump trucks, heavy-duty pickups, or other construction or excavation vehicles
  • School buses, charter buses, church buses, or city buses
  • Delivery vans and trucks
  • Hospitality vans or shuttle vehicles
  • Trucks, vans, or cars driven by public employees while on duty

Commercial drivers include not only delivery vehicles and couriers, but also business people who rent cars while on company business. Employers may be responsible for their employee’s actions, even if the employee was driving his or her own vehicle.
The time frames for presenting a claim against the state, a county, or a local government are often shorter than they are in personal injury cases against a private individual or business, so it’s important to obtain legal advice as soon as possible after the accident to make sure you’re not giving up any of your rights to compensation.  Different types of cases have different statues of limitation.  It is critical that you contact an attorney immediately after suffering any injury so that the appropriate statute of limitations can be determined.  The attorneys at the law firm of Wettermark & Keith, LLC. will make sure to explore all aspects of your case as soon as possible to ensure that no claims are lost as a result of untimely action.

Commercial drivers are required to carry large insurance policies.  As a result, if you are injured in a commercial vehicle accident that was not your fault, there will be a significant amount of insurance to cover your damages.  However, insurance companies will not pay this money willingly.  Before you sign anything or make any statement, you should get the advice of an experienced personal injury attorney at the law firm of Wettermark & Keith, LLC.

Here at Wettermark & Keith, LLC., no case is too big and no case is too small for our expert injury lawyers to pursue.  Our top attorneys represent each and every client with the utmost respect, compassion, and employ the thorough legal expertise needed to make their case a success.  We realize that this is likely a difficult situation for you and possibly your family and are here for you.

If you have been injured or lost a loved one due to the negligence of another person in a commercial vehicle accident, contact our top Alabama injury lawyers today.  Together we can seek a financial compensation figure that meets your needs as a victim and can continue to provide for you, long after this ordeal is over. 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. Call us today for a free case evaluation.