Our Alabama truck accident lawyers serve victims of 18-wheeler accidents across Alabama. We have been taking on trucking companies and their insurers and winning big for over 15 years. Call us at 256-456-5199 to discuss your rights and options for free. Our 18-wheeler truck accident attorneys have an unparalleled record of holding drivers and trucking companies accountable for severe injury and fatal truck accidents. 18-Wheeler accident lawyer Jay Pickering has been holding trucking companies responsible for serious injury and wrongful death accidents for over nearly two decades.
Attorney Jay Pickering is also nationally recognized as a leading 18-wheeler accident attorney. Our 18-wheeler accident law practice is limited to cases where the victim of the trucking collision has sustained severe injuries or when a family has lost a loved one. We have numerous verdicts or settlements.
WHY 18-WHEELER CRASHES HAPPEN
Professional truck drivers required to have specialized training in safety and follow specific regulations establishing the minimum safe conduct for both drivers and their companies. Unfortunately, drivers and their companies cut corners and frequently put profit ahead of safety endangering the motoring public.
Sometimes truck drivers can be driving their 18-wheeler after they must stop operating the vehicle. Hours of Service violations are ordinary and lead to tired and fatigued driving.
With the shortage of truck drivers, many companies are hiring drivers not qualified to operate such a large vehicle which leads to truck crashes.
Some tractor-trailer collisions happen merely because the driver ignores the rules of the road that apply to everyone or violates the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations.
Whether the driver was impaired, fell asleep at the wheel, following closely, speeding or not paying attention to the cars around them, contacting a leading 18-wheeler accident attorney quickly after an incident is a smart choice.