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Birmingham Semi Truck Accident Attorney

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The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration 2002 report reveals that 13,000 people were injured and 4,897 died resulting from truck accidents. The main reasons truck accidents take place include negligence, incompetence and drunk driving. If you have been involved in an accident involving a truck, you should hire a Semi-Truck Accident Attorney in Birmingham, AL to help you with your case.

Proving Your Case

The main legal concept applied in semi-truck accidents is negligence. If you are injured in a semi-truck accident, it is important for you to prove that:

  • The driver of the truck owed you the duty of care. All drivers owe a duty of reasonable care to their fellow drivers, pedestrians and passengers.
  • The driver of the truck breached the duty of care.
  • The driver's breach of the duty of care led to the injuries that you sustained.

Damages

If you have been involved in a semi-truck accident where the driver of the truck is liable for the accident, you are entitled to the following damages - medical expenses, financial compensation for losses brought about by the accident, pain and suffering and loss of employment.

Potential Defendants

For you to get damages for the injuries you have suffered from a semi truck accident, you should identify as many potential defendants as possible. In many truck accident cases, contractors, trucking companies, insurance companies and employers may be liable for compensating you for injuries.

If your Birmingham Semi-Truck Accident Attorney can establish a relationship between the trucking company and truck driver, then the trucking company may be found liable for the truck driver's negligence. Your attorney should show that the trucking company had control over the truck driver.

If the driver of the truck is a contractor of a larger organization, then your lawyer should prove that this organization exercises control over the driver.

The liability of employers, contractors and trucking companies is another factor that is considered when you are seeking compensation through insurance companies since all of these parties will bear different policies.

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