Truck, Auto & Motorcycle Collisions
Generally, Alabama residents use their automobiles on a daily basis. Because automobile transportation is convenient and reliable, many people do not realize how often car wrecks occur in Alabama. Car accidents can result in significant injury to drivers and passengers. To obtain compensation for medical treatment and for time off from work, it may be in your best interest to speak with a personal injury lawyer before speaking with the insurance representative.
Consider The Following
- In 2009, there were 3,237 car accidents in Houston County
- One motor vehicle crash is reported every 233 seconds in Alabama
- One person is killed in a traffic crash every 7 hours and 53 minutes
- 77% of motor vehicle accidents occur within 25 miles of the driver’s residence
- In 2009, 968 people were injured as a result of a car accident in Houston County
- There is a 48.6% probability that you will be involved in a crash with an injury or fatality
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The legal weight for an 18-wheeler truck rig is 80,000 pounds. In contrast, the average weight of a typical car is only 5,000 pounds. Because an 18-wheeler truck is much larger and heavier than a typical car, it takes about 40% longer to stop the truck. The size, weight, and momentum of a moving 18-wheeler make truck accidents almost always catastrophic, often resulting in serious personal injury and death. Truck accident cases are more complex than automobile accident cases, and it is recommended that if you or a loved one is hurt or killed in a truck accident, consult an experienced truck accident attorney who has both the knowledge and resources necessary to fight to get you the compensation and justice you deserve. An important part of any lawsuit is determining who caused the accident.
A truck accident lawsuit requires an in-depth understanding of state and federal trucking regulations. Truck drivers, through driving logs and other records, are held to a higher standard than drivers of passenger vehicles, and trucking companies are required to follow strict procedures involving hiring practices, truck maintenance, recording keeping, and time on the job. Only an experienced truck accident attorney knows how to find, collect, interpret, and present the evidence that you must have to prove your case.
The lawyers with Cochran Firm – Dothan have extensive knowledge of these laws, and they have the resources to expertly investigate your claim. If you or a loved one has been involved in a truck, automobile or motorcycle accident anywhere in the United States, The Cochran Firm – Dothan can help. Our experienced attorneys helped countless motor vehicle accident victims recover the monetary compensation they need and deserve. Contact The Cochran Firm – Dothan today at (334) 673-1555 to schedule your free initial consultation.