Truck Accidents

Dothan Truck Accident Attorney

Determining Cause and Liability in a Truck Accident

Have you been seriously injured in a truck accident due to no fault of your own? Who you choose to represent you will have a direct impact on the outcome of your case. Obtaining legal counsel from a Dothan truck accident attorney at our firm will give you a distinct advantage when it comes to building your case and protecting your rights. MCATD has won countless settlements & verdicts for our clients in all different types of truck accidents and other motor vehicle accidents.

We've helped former clients recover as much as $3,000,000 in truck accident cases. Call our firm today at (888) 694-0174 to get started.

Our injury attorneys have been AV Preeminent™ Rated by Martindale-Hubbell® and one of our lawyers has been featured in Super Lawyers® list. We are well aware of the rules and regulations of the trucking industry and we understand the components that commonly lead to truck accidents and injuries. Determining cause and proving liability is something our experienced legal team does every day.

What To Do if You Are Hit by an 18-Wheeler

If you are in an accident involving an 18-wheeler, your first priority should be your immediate safety. Contact 911 and request that an ambulance be sent to your location. If you are able, collect the contact information of those involved in the accident. Be sure to get their name, phone number, and insurance information. Once the police arrive, give them a statement and write down their badge number. If you are able, ask any witnesses for a statement and their contact information, as well. It's recommended that you don't talk about the accident with the truck driver and avoid discussing the accident with the insurance company until you have consulted an attorney. The insurance company will often have it's best interest in mind and will try to reduce the amount of money they must give you once you file a claim. An attorney can help you in discussions with the insurance company and can help you understand if your claim has been undervalued.

Some common factors in truck accidents include:
  • Improperly secured loads
  • Excessive speed and other aggressive driving traits
  • Distracted driving
  • Driver intoxication or drunk driving
  • Lack of qualified and adequately trained drivers
  • Mechanical failure or breakdown
  • Improper maintenance
  • Unrealistic deadlines that lead to drowsy driving
  • Violations of federal trucking laws
  • Manufacturing defects

If you have been injured in a truck accident, our firm is here to help you hold the negligent party responsible for his or her actions so that you can recover the damages you seek. We will help you investigate the circumstances and events surrounding your accident. We will gather truck driver logs, interview witnesses, collect maintenance records, and help you gather the evidence needed to substantiate your lawsuit or claim.

Don't Wait to Get the Help You Will Need

Commercial trucks can weigh up to 80,000 pounds. When they travel at a high rate of speed, on highways and roads packed with much smaller vehicles, and if there is any sort of negligence on the part of the driver or trucking company, these trucks are capable of causing an unbelievable amount of damage when they are involved in an accident. The majority of truck accidents result in catastrophic injuries or death.

If you or a loved one has sustained serious injury or a wrongful death in a truck accident, do not discuss your case with your insurance company or any other individual before you contact a Dothan truck accident lawyer at our firm.

You can trust that our firm will do everything possible to see that you are fairly compensated for your injuries. We will be the aggressive advocate you need when fighting to protect your rights.

Testimonials From Former Clients

  • Would highly recommend this firm!

    “Tracy is an awesome lawyer. He helped my husband and I so much. Would highly recommend this firm!”

    - Barbara
  • So thankful for Mark, Dan and their entire team!

    “Our family is so thankful for Mark, Dan and their entire team. Every step of the way they made sure we were comfortable and understood every aspect of our case. It was apparent that our interest was ...”

    - Sue
  • Amazing

    “I’ve had Joey take care of three separate cases and two for other family members. The service was always great and he was always there to answer my questions no matter how many times I called. Great m ...”

    - Jesse
  • I would highly recommend him (Joseph Morris)

    “Hired Joseph Morris to handle my car accident and he did a great job at handling the case and explained the process as the case went. I would highly recommend him.”

    - Thelma
  • Extremely Helpful

    “Joey (and his team) was extremely helpful in a time when we did not know what to do. His professional approach gave us assurance while he settled our case.”

    - Stephen
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Notable Verdicts & Settlements

  • $21,000,000 Catastrophic Injury
  • $9,000,000 Premises Liability
  • $6,000,000 Product Defect
  • $4,000,000 Product Liability
  • $3,800,000 Drunk Driving Accident
  • $3,200,000 Medical Malpractice
  • $3,000,000 Trucking Accident
  • $2,800,000 Home Health Case
  • $2,425,000 Drowning Accident
  • $2,250,000 Automobile Accident
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