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What are common causes of truck accidents in Alabama?

Truck accidents explained by an experienced Alabama truck accident attorney

Truck accidents happen for many reasons. No matter what type of truck accident you're dealing with, contact us. Our experienced Alabama truck accident attorney can investigate your case and help you hold trucking companies responsible for such serious personal injury and wrongful death accidents.

Serving injury victims and families who lost loved ones throughout Alabama, Shuttlesworth Law Firm LLC has a well-earned reputation for helping truck accident victims get the compensation they deserve. We know what to do after a truck accident. We want to help you make things right.

What types of truck accident cases does Shuttlesworth Law Firm LLC handle?

Our law firm handles many different types of truck accidents in Alabama. Some of the most common causes of truck accidents we deal with at Shuttlesworth Law Firm LLC include:

  • Distracted truck drivers - Many truck drivers cause serious accidents because they are not paying attention to other vehicles around them. These types of truck accidents often occur on highways in Alabama.
  • Texting truck drivers - By law, commercial truck drivers are not allowed to read or write text messages while driving nationwide. But that doesn't stop many truck drivers from doing so, often resulting in serious texting truck accident accidents.
  • Speeding truck drivers - Speeding remains one the leading causes of truck accidents in Alabama, especially on highways in Alabama like Interstate 65, Interstate 59, Interstate 22, Interstate 20 and Interstate 10.
  • Drunk truck drivers - The dangers of drunk driving have been well documented for decades. That's what makes these accidents so frustrating.
  • Fatigued truck drivers - Truck drivers choose to drive when they're tired. Whether they're under pressure from their bosses or they're self-employed, drivers sometimes break federal hours-of-service regulations and stay on the road too long. Truckers and their employers should be held responsible when drivers fall asleep at the wheel and cause an accident.
  • Inexperienced truck drivers - Truck drivers who don't have a lot of experience often make mistakes that cause serious accidents. Trucking companies should be held responsible for hiring inexperienced truckers.
  • Overloaded trucks - Weight limits exist for tractor-trailers and other large trucks. When trucking companies put too much weight on trucks, truck drivers often cause accidents because extremely heavy trucks often rollover or cannot stop in time.

Discover what Shuttlesworth Law Firm LLC can do for you. Contact us today

Your truck accident might seem straightforward. A truck driver clearly caused your accident. That's why you might think you don't need a lawyer to resolve your case. You might simply assume that trucking companies or insurance companies will fairly compensate you.

Don't be so sure. Most insurance companies only care about one thing - paying injury victims as little as possible. They don't intimidate us. We know how to handle insurance companies and we have the case results to prove it. Call 866-583-1885 and schedule a free case evaluation. We handle these claims on a contingency fee basis, which means we don't charge clients any fees for truck accident cases unless there is a successful recovery.

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