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
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.