U-Haul AccidentsJuly 31, 2014
Oftentimes, moving can cause individuals to feel a mix of emotions including stress and excitement. It is not uncommon for Alabama residents to rent a U-Haul trailer to move their belongings from one location to the next.
However, the average driver does not have any experience operating a large truck or towing a trailer behind their vehicle. Driver inexperience can result in a U-Haul accident.
At Citrin Law Firm, our truck accident attorneys are dedicated to fighting for the rights of injured individuals. Our legal team has the knowledge and resources to handle all types of truck accidents including moving truck crashes and U-Haul accidents. If you were injured in an Alabama truck accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your losses.
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Information About U-Haul
U-Haul International, Inc. is arguably the most popular moving equipment company in the country. The company is based in Phoenix, AZ and has been providing moving equipment since 1945.
While not often talked about, there a number of dangers associated with hauling a tow trailer. U-Haul has been known to rent customers defective trailers. In addition, U-Haul is the only moving company in the United States that allows customers to tow trailers on an SUV.
Common Causes of U-Haul Accidents
There are number of actors that can contribute to a U-Haul accident. For instance, drivers need to make sure that they follow the company’s weight requirements. U-Haul specifies that the vehicle towing the trailer must weigh the same as the trailer. Usually, U-Haul will make sure that the trailer weighs less than the renter’s car; however, once the trailer is loaded, weight can become drastically varied.
Some of other common causes of U-Haul accidents include:
- Inexperienced U-Haul Truck Drivers– Typically, moving companies rent trucks and trailers to who lack experience operating large vehicles.
- Distracted Drivers– Often, drivers on Alabama roads are distracted by electronic devices. Although, it’s against the law the law to text and drive, many drivers continue to do so.
- Negligent Driving- Some negligent acts such as speeding, failure to obey traffic signals and driving while fatigue can result in a U-Haul accident.
- Vehicle Malfunction and Truck Defects- This includes tire blowouts, brake failure and broken headlights and failure to properly maintain truck, vans and trailers.
If you suspect that any of the causes above resulted in your involvement in a U-Haul collision, you may be eligible to file a legal claim against the negligent party.
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Filing a Lawsuit in Alabama
U-Haul accident cases can be complex to handle since a number of different parties could be held liable for the crash. In addition, any waivers that the renter signed from the moving company needs to be taken into consideration when filing a claim. That’s why it is important to speak with an attorney that is well-versed in commercial vehicle litigation.
At Citrin Law Firm, our legal team has the knowledge and resources to handle complex truck accident cases. Over the years, we have successfully litigated numerous auto accident cases.
With our main office in Mobile, our law firm is dedicated to fighting for the rights of injury victims throughout Alabama.
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