Get a Birmingham Truck Accident Lawyer in Your Corner
Our attorneys can even the odds and get you full compensation
If you or someone you care about was seriously injured in a crash with an 18-wheeler, tractor-trailer, semi, big rig or other large commercial vehicle, our Birmingham truck accident lawyers can stand up for you, be your voice for justice, and deliver real results. The Mike Slocumb Law Firm has helped personal injury victims in Birmingham and all across the country recover more than $200 million – and counting. Find out what an experienced Birmingham truck accident attorney can do for you. Contact us today for your free case evaluation.
We share the roads and highways with tractor-trailers and semi-trucks that travel all over the country, including Birmingham. While they are critical to our economy, 18-wheelers can be dangerous. That’s because a fully loaded tractor-trailer can weigh up to 80,000 pounds and cause pure devastation if it’s involved in a crash.
A lot of times, bad truck accidents happen due to the negligence of a reckless truck driver and/or an irresponsible trucking company. Sometimes trucking companies pressure truckers to drive more hours than they’re legally allowed to drive, which can result in mistakes that cause a serious accident. Other times truck drivers make reckless decisions and severely injure or kill others in accidents that could have been avoided.
Some of the most common forms of negligence that contribute to truck accidents include:
- Fatigued driving, drowsy driving, or falling asleep at the wheel
- Drunk driving
- Driving under the influence of drugs, prescriptions, or medications
- Texting while driving
- Talking on a cellphone
- Eating and drinking while driving
- Hiring inexperienced or unqualified drivers
- Failure to perform appropriate maintenance on the 18-wheeler
- Improper cargo load
If you were involved in a crash with an 18-wheeler, tractor-trailer, semi or other large commercial truck, you’ll learn fast that getting compensation for your damages isn’t as easy as you thought. That’s because, along with the trucker, there may be multiple parties that can be held liable for your damages, including the truck’s owner, the trucking company, the company responsible for loading the trailer, or maybe another third party that contributed to your truck accident.
At The Mike Slocumb Law Firm, our experienced Birmingham truck accident lawyers have a clear understanding of the unique rules and regulations that apply to truck drivers and trucking companies. We know what evidence to look for. We know which insurance company is responsible for coverage. We know how to negotiate on your behalf, and we know what it takes to get you the highest amount of compensation possible.
How can a Birmingham truck accident attorney help you?
Maybe you got rear-ended by a dump truck and suffered a severe back injury. It could be that you were badly injured in a terrifying underride collision with a tractor-trailer. You may have been involved in a devastating rollover crash or jackknife accident with an out of control 18-wheeler. Or perhaps someone you care about was killed in a fatal head-on truck wreck.
Whether you have a brain injury or severe spinal cord damage, it’s critical to protect your rights and demand full compensation for your damages. Many large trucking companies are required to carry high value insurance policies to cover the cost of an accident that results in serious injury or death. That’s why most trucking companies have teams of attorneys and investigators to look out for their best interests and help them limit their liability in the event of a crash.
Get our Birmingham truck accident lawyers to help you level the playing field. Our dedicated legal team can:
- Pore over hours of service logs
- Obtain and review personnel records
- Recover “black box” data from the tractor-trailer
- Study the trucker’s delivery schedule and deadlines
- Review maintenance records
- Collect physical evidence and interview eyewitnesses
- Consult with accident-reconstruction experts
- Aggressively advocate for your best interests
Our Birmingham truck accident attorneys will do everything possible to build a strong case on your behalf that gets results. Whether it’s through a settlement or court award, we will fight to get you the compensation you’re entitled to.
Give yourself an advantage with a Birmingham truck accident lawyer
After you’ve been injured in a crash with an 18-wheeler, tractor-trailer, semi, big rig or other large commercial truck, it’s easy to feel defeated. You’re injured and in pain. You can’t work. Your bills are piling up. You’re having doubts about your future. To add insult to injury, you’re having a hard time trying to recover the compensation you rightfully deserve.
Our Birmingham truck accident attorneys can take control. We know how to negotiate with the insurance company, and we aren’t intimidated by large trucking companies. Let our legal team take the wheel. See how the Mike Slocumb Law Firm can help you. Contact us today for your free case evaluation.