Every year, nearly 500,000 trucks and tractor trailers are involved in traffic accidents in the United States. In fact, one out of every eight traffic fatalities is caused by a collision with a large truck. Too often, drivers and passengers of automobiles are the unfortunate victims when they collide in trucking accidents with these giants of the road. Alabama and Birmingham trucking accidents continue to be a major problem for those on the roads.
A dangerous trucking accident in Birmingham Alabama can occur from a multitude of reasons such as:
- Rain, heavy fog, intense wind
- Prescription drug use/Over-the-counter drug use
- Unsafe road conditions
- Inadequate surveillance
- Drivers unfamiliar with roadways
- Truck driver fatigue
Where Do 18-Wheeler Truck Accidents Occur?
Truck drivers routinely work long, grueling hours with little to no sleep and overloaded cargo trailers. The combination of fatigue and added tractor trailer weight often makes it difficult for truck drivers to stay awake and maneuver their 18-wheelers properly.
A trucking accident can occur on any road, highway, or interstate. Rural roads, like many of the highways in Alabama, are often death traps for innocent victims hit by tractor trailers. Many of the severe trucking accidents occur on the following highways: Highway 5 through Pickens and Winston County, Highway 231 and Highway 431, Highway 160 through Blount County, Highway 79, Highway 75, Highway 78 to Jasper and Interstates 59/20 from Tuscaloosa to Gadsden.
How can a Birmingham Alabama Trucking Accident Attorney help me?
The Birmingham Alabama truck accident lawyers at Farris, Riley & Pitt have represented numerous clients and their families who were involved in various types of trucking accidents. Our clients include those who have suffered injuries such as broken bones and bruises caused by the accident to more severe injuries where our clients were left brain dead, paralyzed or killed. Our Birmingham truck accident lawyers have experience with various trucking accidents including:
- Logging Trucks
- Delivery Trucks
- Construction Trucks
- Garbage Trucks
- Large Semi Trucks (tractor-trailers, 18-wheelers)
- Other Commercial Carriers
At Farris, Riley & Pitt, our Birmingham truck accident lawyers are familiar and experienced with both local and federal laws that govern commercial truck operators. The firm’s tractor trailer attorneys are well prepared to represent clients who have suffered due to dangerous trucking conduct. The lawyers at Farris, Riley & Pitt are relentless and aggressive at seeking justice for their clients. They protect their clients from the mammoth trucking companies and will not stop until they obtain the compensation you deserve.
Contact our Birmingham Lawyers to Discuss Your Trucking Accident Case
If you or someone you know has been hurt or killed by a tractor trailer or truck accident, call the Alabama trucking accident lawyers at Farris, Riley & Pitt today at 205-324-1212 or toll free at 888-580-5176 for a free consultation.