You or a loved one might receive a financial recovery for a truck accident in Birmingham. Liable parties may cover your lost income, medical care, and other damages.
Our attorneys have over 38 years of experience fighting for accident victims in Alabama. We will fight for you and your family.
A Truck Accident Has a Great Capacity to Do Harm
If a truck hit you, the responsible party put you at immense risk of serious injury. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), large trucks:
- Weigh as much as 30 times more than passenger vehicles
- Cannot brake as quickly as smaller vehicles
- May kill drivers of vehicles they strike
Your car might have offered little protection against an oncoming truck. You might be seriously injured as a consequence. You might have lost a loved one. In any case, you deserve justice.
For a free legal consultation with a truck accidents lawyer serving Birmingham, call 877-562-0000
Cory Watson Attorneys Seeks Justice for Truck Accident Victims Like You
Our firm’s main office is located in Birmingham. These local roots may be helpful as we lead your case. We know what it takes to complete truck accident cases in The Magic City.
Our team will:
- Identify all of your accident-related losses
- Determine who’s responsible for those losses
- Obtain proof of your losses
- File your case
- Negotiate with insurance companies
- Deal with attorneys for defendants in your case
- Gather evidence
- Interview witnesses
- Organize all case-related materials—evidence, testimony, documentation, and more
- Negotiate a settlement
- Proceed to trial if necessary
No two truck accident cases are alike. We’ll hire investigators, experts, and others to contribute to your case.
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Are You a Candidate for a Lawsuit?
You can generally bring a lawsuit if someone’s caused you harm. If a truck driver or another party is responsible for your losses, you could sue them. Truck drivers may drive for long periods. They may be fatigued, prone to errors, or otherwise compromised.
According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), 87% of truck accidents result from driver error. Causes may include:
- Driving while drunk or on drugs
- Changing lanes without proper clearance
- Running a red light or stop sign
- Veering into oncoming traffic
- Making a dangerous turn
Truck drivers must also secure their cargo. Failure to do so could cause an accident. Others who may be liable for a truck accident are:
- A truck manufacturer
- A trucking company
- Maintenance professionals
A truck accident claim should hold all liable parties responsible. If you have a case, Cory Watson Attorneys’ truck accident lawyers will lead your case for financial compensation. You deserve closure for your accident in Birmingham, and we’ll work to give you that.
What Damages Can You Receive Compensation For?
We’ll seek a fair recovery for your damages. Defendants in your case may cover all of your losses, including:
Truck accidents can cause serious injuries requiring:
- Ambulance transportation
- Emergency treatment
- Diagnosis through physical examination and medical imaging
Disabling injuries may come with lifelong medical costs. Our team will seek coverage for your current and future healthcare expenses.
A truck may have caused extensive—perhaps total—damage to your vehicle. Liable parties may cover repairs to or replacement of your vehicle.
Pain and Suffering
A truck accident puts you in a sudden, frightening position. Trauma can result from the accident, resulting in injuries, and the loss of a loved one. Your pain and suffering may include:
- Pain from your injuries
- Traumatic thoughts about your accident
- Lost sleep
- Other negative consequences of your accident
Injuries may rob you of physical or cognitive abilities. They may change your personality if you’re dealing with a brain injury. These are also forms of pain and suffering.
Mental Health Treatment
You may need treatment for pain and suffering—from counseling to medication and other therapies. The cost of these treatments should not be on you.
Loss of a Loved One
Some truck accidents cause tragic loss of life. If your family is coping with the loss of a loved one, your pain and suffering is likely great. We will undoubtedly seek coverage for your pain and suffering. We may also seek coverage for:
- Funeral costs
- Loss of consortium
- Loss of financial support
- Medical costs
- Any other losses from your loved one’s passing
Nothing can undo the loss of a loved one. Through a lawsuit, though, we will seek accountability for your loss.
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We Will Protect You After Your Accident
Your rights may be at risk immediately after your accident. It’s our job to protect them. Insurance companies, the trucking company, and others may try to:
- Have you accept fault for the accident
- Force a quick, cheap settlement
- Manipulate you in one or more ways
- Intimidate you with attorneys
You don’t have to deal with these headaches. Our firm will protect you from these parties.
We Will File Your Case As Soon As Possible
Our knowledge of Alabama’s civil code is a benefit to our truck accident clients. AL Code § 6-2-38generally allows you two years to file a personal injury case. The clock for this timeline may start on the day of your accident. Certain factors may extend this deadline.
AL Code § 6-5-410 also allows two years to file a wrongful death case. There may also be extenuating circumstances that affect this deadline. You may still be able to bring a case even if it’s been over two years since your truck accident. You should not wait to contact our team, though.
Call Cory Watson Attorneys for a FREE Consultation
Trust a firm with roots in the Birmingham community. Cory Watson Attorneys can help you arrange medical care. We’ll handle your claim from start to finish so you can focus on your treatment. If you lost a loved one, we’ll handle your case with the utmost sensitivity.
Call Cory Watson Attorneys today at (205) 328-2200 for a free consultation. We will assign a Birmingham lawyer to review and possibly start your truck accident case.