Montgomery Alabama Truck Accident Lawyer Takes Your Case Against a Big Rig Operator and Company
Assertive lawyer in Alabama takes on the big riggers
Semi-trucks are large, heavy and usually carry heavy loads. The careful and skilled operation and maintenance of this type of vehicle is a must. When left in unskilled hands or improperly maintained, the injuries caused by a big rig are catastrophic. If you or a loved one has been involved in a collision with a truck, call an attorney who has experience with this type of accident. Chip Nix, Attorney at Law has special knowledge of the rules that govern trucks. Call him for information and analysis about your case.
Accidents with trucks involve special rules
Truck drivers and trucking companies are subject to trucking rules set forth by the federal government. Representing individuals who have been involved in a trucking accident involves knowledge of these specialized and unique rules and regulations. When you are hurt by a truck, you need a truck accident attorney with this knowledge. Some examples of the trucking industry’s regulations include:
- Driver competency. Because the manner in which a truck driver operates his vehicle is governed by federal rules and regulations, deviation from these standards is actionable by an injured party.
- Condition. The condition of the truck at the time of an accident can be a factor in determining liability. Regulations require proper maintenance of a truck. If a truck is not properly cared for, causing an accident, liability lies with the party who was responsible for the maintenance.
- Inspection. The driver has a duty to perform routine and regular inspection of his big rig to make sure it is prepared for travel. A failure to inspect or an improperly conducted inspection of a semi-tractor results in liability on the part of the driver when an accident happens as a result.
We are familiar with all the parties who may be potentially liable for your injuries in a truck accident, including the truck owner, truck driver, the company that loaded the truck with freight and numerous other parties.
Types of trucking accidents
Head-on collisions, jackknifed trucks, rollovers and hit-and-run accidents are common mishaps that involve trucks. The force of the impact of a multi-ton truck can cause severe injuries. Crushed bones, damage to internal organs, spinal cord injuries, wrongful death and brain damage are just a few of the types of injuries that can result from an accident with a big truck. Those injured in trucking accidents frequently need immediate medical care and attention. Expert review of the truck is necessary to preserve the evidence. Call an accident attorney with knowledge of the unique rules that govern the safety and maintenance standards for trucks if you have been in a truck accident, and make sure that lawyer knows how to properly investigate the wreck and preserve the evidence.
Call a seasoned personal injury lawyer about your injuries from a truck accident
Chip Nix, Attorney at Law provides free initial consultations to those injured in accidents. We give your case personal care and attention. To schedule an appointment, call our office today at 334-279-7770 or contact us online.