Birmingham Truck Accident Lawyers

Injured in a Truck Wreck in Jefferson or Shelby County?

Any car accident can result in severe, life-changing injuries, but collisions with semi-trucks, tractor-trailers, and other large commercial vehicles tend to be particularly devastating. Tragically, large truck accidents are often deadly and, even when victims survive, they are likely to suffer catastrophic injuries, permanent disabilities, and lifelong physical, emotional, and financial challenges.

At Mike Slocumb Law Firm, we provide aggressive legal representation to those involved in 18-wheeler accidents, as well as surviving family members of fatal accident victims. From our office in Birmingham, we serve clients throughout Jefferson County, Shelby County, and all of the surrounding areas. 

We Get Results

Our team has successfully secured more than $500 million in compensation for accident victims in Alabama and beyond. Some of our most notable case results include:

  • $25 million: tractor-trailer accident resulting in wrongful death
  • $6 million: 18-wheeler collision resulting in multiple fractures
  • $3.5 million: truck accident resulting in wrongful death
  • $2.1 million: dump truck accident resulting in hospitalization
  • $1.9 million: commercial vehicle accident resulting in TBI
  • $1.9 million: truck wreck resulting in wrongful death

If you or someone you love was involved in a big rig accident in Birmingham or a surrounding area, we are ready to fight for you and the maximum compensation you deserve.

Why Choose Mike Slocumb Law Firm?

When you've been involved in a truck crash, it's crucial to have an experienced and dedicated legal team on your side. At Mike Slocumb Law Firm, we specialize in handling truck accident cases and have a proven track record of success.

Here's why you should choose us to represent you:

  • Extensive experience: Our team of Birmingham truck accident lawyers has years of experience dealing with complex trucking accident cases. We understand the unique challenges and intricacies involved in these cases and know how to navigate the legal system to get you the compensation you deserve.
  • Resources and expertise: We have the resources and expertise necessary to thoroughly investigate your case and gather the evidence needed to build a strong claim. We work with accident reconstruction specialists, medical experts, and other professionals to ensure we have a comprehensive understanding of your accident and the resulting injuries.
  • Proven results: We have a track record of achieving favorable outcomes for our clients in truck accident cases. Our team has secured significant settlements and verdicts, helping our clients recover the compensation they need to cover medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.
  • Personalized attention: We believe in providing personalized attention to every client. When you choose us, you'll work directly with an attorney who will be accessible to answer your questions, address your concerns, and keep you informed throughout the legal process.
  • No fee unless we win: We understand that the financial burden of a truck accident can be overwhelming. That's why we work on a contingency fee basis, which means you don't pay any upfront fees or costs. We only collect a fee if we successfully recover compensation for you.

Don't wait to get the legal help you need after a truck wreck. Contact Mike Slocumb Law Firm today for a free consultation and let us fight for your rights. 

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How Do Large Truck Accidents Happen?

Negligence is the most common cause of motor vehicle accidents, including most commercial vehicle accidents. Sometimes, truck driver error and carelessness is the cause; other times, third-party negligence plays a significant role in large truck accidents.

Specifically, some of the most common causes of truck accidents in Alabama and nationwide include:

  • Distracted driving, including texting/using a cellphone, eating or drinking, looking at a GPS or navigational system, and general inattention
  • Traffic law violations, such as speeding, running red lights or stop signs, making illegal turns, failing to yield the right of way, and aggressive driving
  • Failure to comply with state and/or federal hours-of-service regulations, leading to fatigued/drowsy driving
  • Trucking company negligence, including inadequate driver training, pressure to meet unrealistic quotas or deadlines, and failure to penalize drivers who violate regulations
  • Failure to conduct routine truck inspections or performing inadequate maintenance and/or repairs on trucks or truck parts
  • Issues with cargo loading, including overloaded trucks that exceed maximum weight restrictions and improperly loaded cargo that shifts during transit
  • Truck defects, including tire blowouts, missing reflective strips, faulty brakes, defective engine components, and defective tractor and/or trailer design

Our Birmingham truck accident attorneys work with accident reconstructionists, economists, medical professionals, and other experts who help us review what happened, what factors contributed to the crash, and who is liable for your damages. We evaluate electronic data (black box recordings), available security camera footage, witness reports, and other relevant evidence to build powerful cases on behalf of our clients.

In every case, our goal is to successfully protect your rights against the best interests of the trucking company, insurance carrier, or another liable party. We want to help you recover every penny you are owed so that you can get back on your feet and move forward with your life.

What Injuries Are Common in Truck Accidents?

Truck accidents can result in a wide range of injuries, some of which can be severe and life-altering due to the size and weight disparity between trucks and other vehicles. Common injuries in truck accidents include:

  • Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs): These occur when a sudden impact or jolt to the head causes damage to the brain. TBIs can range from mild concussions to severe brain damage.
  • Spinal Cord Injuries: The impact of a truck accident can cause damage to the spinal cord, resulting in partial or complete paralysis.
  • Broken Bones and Fractures: The force of a collision can cause fractures and broken bones throughout the body, including limbs, ribs, pelvis, and spine.
  • Internal Injuries: Truck accidents can cause internal injuries such as organ damage, internal bleeding, or punctured organs.
  • Whiplash and Neck Injuries: The abrupt stop or change in motion during a truck accident can cause whiplash, a neck injury resulting from the sudden back-and-forth movement of the head.
  • Burns: Truck accidents can result in fires or explosions, leading to severe burn injuries. Burns can cause extensive damage to the skin, muscles, and nerves.
  • Emotional and Psychological Trauma: Being involved in a truck accident can have a significant psychological impact, causing emotional distress, anxiety disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), or depression.

If you or a loved one has been involved in a truck accident, seek immediate medical attention and consult with an experienced truck accident attorney in Birmingham, AL to help ensure your rights are protected and that you receive appropriate compensation for your injuries.

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How Much Is a Truck Accident Claim Worth?

It is impossible to determine exactly how much your truck accident claim may be worth without first reviewing the specific details involved. 

Many factors influence the overall value of your case, including but not limited to:

  • The nature and severity of your injuries 
  • The cost of your medical treatment 
  • The projected cost of future medical care 
  • The value of your lost income, wages, and benefits
  • The projected value of future lost earnings 
  • Whether or not your injuries are permanent/disabling
  • The extent of your physical and mental pain and suffering 
  • Your ability to return to work or obtain new gainful employment 
  • Your degree of fault in causing the accident (if any) 

Your recovery may also depend on available insurance coverage, either provided by your own auto insurance company, the trucking company’s insurance carrier, or another party. 

Although we cannot say for sure how much money you can expect to receive, we can assure you that we will do everything possible to maximize your settlement. If the insurance company refuses to play fair, our Birmingham truck accident lawyers are fully prepared to go to court and aggressively pursue a fair verdict on your behalf. 

Depending on the situation, we typically help our truck accident clients seek financial compensation for the following types of damages: 

  • Past, current, and future medical expenses
  • Past, current, and future lost wages, income, and benefits
  • Past, current, and future pain and suffering 
  • Lost earning capacity 
  • Emotional distress and disfigurement 
  • Miscellaneous expenses related to the accident/injuries

In some cases, we may be able to pursue punitive (or “exemplary”) damages, which are meant to punish the defendant for gross negligence or misconduct. No matter the details of your situation, you can count on our legal team to review every possible source of compensation and work tirelessly to recover every penny you deserve. 

Request a Free Consultation with Our Truck Accident Team

We know just how devastating large truck accidents are for victims and their families. When you put Mike Slocumb Law Firm by your side, you get a trusted and dedicated advocate who will stop at nothing to help you get the justice you are owed. 

We offer free initial consultations and contingency fees. This means that you pay nothing upfront, and we do not collect any legal fees or litigation-related expenses unless we secure a settlement or verdict for you.

Get in touch with us today by calling (205) 236-2502 or by contacting us online. Hablamos español.

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