Alabama Truck Driver Negligence

When a truck driver does not comply with safety standards while performing his job, people’s lives are put at risk. The failure of truckers to follow safety procedures can lead to many people being injured. In some instances it can also lead to death. If you or a loved one has been injured or experienced a wrongful death because of a truck driver’s negligence, the experienced Alabama truck accident attorneys at Wettermark & Keith will provide the legal help you need.

Alabama Truck Driver Negligent Acts

Truckers and truck companies are required to follow numerous procedures in order to protect the safety of themselves and other people. When they become reckless and don’t follow the standard of care established by law, they endanger people’s lives. Examples of negligence include:

  • Truck driver knew or should have known the truck was not functioning properly and didn’t report it or attempt to get the issue fixed
  • Truck driver was permitted to operate truck and carry cargo without receiving adequate training
  • Cargo shifts or falls off of the truck because it wasn’t properly secured
  • Regular maintenance and inspections aren’t performed on the truck
  • Truck company willfully violates regulations
  • Truck company doesn’t follow standard hiring procedures, i.e. performing background checks on drivers

Personal Injuries of Truck Driver Negligence Victims

Due to the seriousness of the injuries people suffer during a truck accident, the amount of money received through an insurance claim usually isn’t enough to cover all of the medical procedures, rehabilitation, and long-standing health issues victims have to grapple with. Speaking with an experienced truck accident attorney will greatly improve your chances of receiving the compensation you need for your present and future medical care.

Alabama Truck Driver Negligence Lawsuits

The truck company and truck driver owe a duty not to create situations that will cause unreasonable risk to people. When they don’t follow regulations and laws, they can be held civilly liable for the damage that occurred as a result of their actions. We represent victims of truck accidents throughout the state of Alabama. Our success as litigators is based on our ability to prove truck driver negligence and having the skills to convincingly convey the seriousness of our clients’ claims.

Call Alabama Truck Driver Negligence Attorney

Call our Birmingham, Alabama office at 334-284-0014 for a free consultation if you or a family member has been the victim of a truck driver’s negligence. Our compassionate legal staff is dedicated to helping our clients during this difficult time. We know how to fight against the truck companies to make sure you get the financial recovery you deserve. 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.