Experienced Truck Accident Attorneys in Dothan
Highly skilled legal representation in Dothan, Enterprise, Ozark and Troy, Alabama
Differences in the size and weight of a truck and a car make trucking accidents severe — and often deadly. When pursuing compensation in these complicated cases, differences in legal representation are serious, too. Trucking companies aggressively defend against personal injury claims, but if you are hurt in a truck accident, Carey & Hamner, P.C. levels the legal playing field for you.
In Dothan, our skilled truck accident attorneys provide immediate and resourceful representation when you are injured. Our legal team has a background in insurance claims, so we know what to expect and how to move your case forward.
Understanding why truck accidents happen
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there were 114 large trucks involved in fatal crashes in Alabama in 2010. The damage and injury caused when an 80,000-pound machine hits a car is devastating — and often results in death to the automobile driver and passengers.
In Alabama and across the United States, factors contributing to truck accidents include:
- Truck driver error or impairment: In addition to driving under the influence of alcohol and illegal or prescription drugs, being fatigued means driving impaired. To combat an increase in truck accidents across the country, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) recently reduced hours of service (HOS) of truck and commercial drivers.
- Motorist error: Car drivers contribute to trucking accidents by cutting off trucks, driving in no-zones and pulling in front of trucks too soon after passing.
- Mechanical and loading error: Like all vehicles, trucks are prone to defective or failed parts. The weight in an improperly loaded or half-empty truck can shift, causing loss of control of the vehicle.
How our Dothan truck accident law firm helps you
Truck accidents are complicated and often involve multiple parties. Investigation of physical and computer data is crucial in pursuing compensation for negligence in these damaging cases.
Our truck accident attorneys move quickly to investigate your case and gain access to truck and driver data. We provide strategic legal representation and make use of reconstructive, engineering and medical experts to build your case for settlement or trial if needed. Our truck collision law firm has the legal and financial resources to vigorously pursue your case against any trucking company.
We are personal injury lawyers because we care how people are treated when injured in truck, motorcycle, car or other accidents. When you choose Carey & Hamner, P.C., personal attention and experienced legal service makes the difference.
Get help from dedicated Dothan truck accident lawyers today
Located across Main Street from the First United Methodist Church in Dothan, our personal injury law firm serves clients in Dothan, Enterprise, Ozark and Troy. Contact us or call 855-435-4797 to schedule a free consultation today.