We Fight for Truck Wreck Victims in Daphne, Alabama
Serious truck wrecks are all too common in Daphne and Baldwin County. With both Interstate 10 and “Bloody 98” winding through our community, the authorities documented at least 1,097 motor vehicle crashes and nearly 300 injuries in 2018 alone.
If you or a loved one suffered serious injuries in a collision with a semi-truck or 18-wheeler, our accident lawyers in Daphne, AL, can protect your legal rights. Andy Citrin Injury Attorneys’ truck accident team is made up of experienced litigators who understand that truck wreck claims require aggressive legal strategies and thorough investigations.
We Understand the Leading Causes of Alabama Semi-Truck Accidents
Big rigs can weigh up to 80,000 pounds. When they collide with a passenger car, the results are often tragic – especially for the car’s occupants. According to 2016 data from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, 64% of those who died in fatal truck crashes were the occupants of cars and passenger vehicles.
Many different factors can contribute to an 18-wheeler accident. Some common causes of severe and fatal truck wrecks include:
- Speeding and reckless driving
- Driver fatigue
- Distracted driving
- Overloaded trucks and incorrectly secured cargo
- Failure to drive safely in bad weather conditions
- Mechanical malfunctions, such as brake failure
- Poor truck maintenance
- Defective and dangerous truck parts and equipment
- Improperly trained and unqualified drivers
- Drunk driving and drugged driving
Truck drivers are sometimes under pressure to deliver cargo on tight deadlines, which can push truckers to cut corners and drive longer than the regulated hours.
However, that doesn’t mean that the truck driver will admit to dozing off or cutting corners. To identify the real causes of your truck wreck, you’ll need an aggressive lawyer who’s not afraid to take on the trucking company and demand justice.
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How a Daphne, Alabama Accident Lawyer Can Help After You’ve Been Injured by a Big Truck
In a crash where the driver of a semi-truck or tractor-trailer is at fault, the trucking company will quickly send an adjuster or a response team to the scene to assess the damages and victims’ injuries. Their job is to limit the company’s liability — and evidence sometimes disappears.
To fight back, you’ll need a skilled truck wreck lawyer. The truck accident lawyers at Andy Citrin Injury Attorneys understand the insurance company’s tactics, and we can help you navigate the complex process of filing your claims and negotiating a settlement.
Our truck wreck team has a track record of successfully handling truck injury cases in Daphne, Alabama. Negligent drivers should be held accountable for their actions, and we work hard to build a strong case for our clients and fight to get them the compensation they deserve.
At Andy Citrin Injury Attorneys, we believe that everyone in Alabama deserves excellent legal guidance — even if they don’t have the means to afford it. That's why our Alabama personal injury law firm operates on a contingent-fee basis. We do not charge our clients any fees unless we win their case. We also offer a free initial case evaluation to listen to your story and offer expert legal guidance about your situation.
Why Choose Andy Citrin Injury Attorneys for Your Truck Wreck Claim?
Clients choose to work with Andy Citrin Injury Attorneys because we have the resources necessary to fight big trucking and insurance companies. When you work with us, you get:
- A local team of skilled attorneys and legal professionals that you can meet with face-to-face
- Years of experience handling truck wreck cases
- A track record of success recovering millions in settlements and verdicts for big rig accident victims
- A strong reputation; other Alabama attorneys often refer their 18-wheeler accident cases to us
- Technical knowledge that can help uncover and preserve a big truck’s electronic and “black-box” data
- Education about the state and federal regulations governing truck operations and safety
- Personalized and compassionate service at every step
To find out how we can help you, schedule a free consultation with one of our injury attorneys or call our offices at 251-888-8888.
Catastrophic Truck Accidents Demand Serious Injury Lawyers
At Andy Citrin Injury Attorneys, we understand the devastating physical and emotional pain that victims have to endure. Our attorneys have years of experience handling big truck wreck cases and can fight back against powerful trucking companies to get you the compensation you need to recover.
If you have questions about your truck accident case, set up your free consultation with one of our experienced personal injury lawyers by calling 251-888-8888 or by completing our simple online contact form.
Andy Citrin Injury Attorneys has office locations in Daphne, and throughout Alabama and Mississippi. Our truck accident attorneys have helped clients from Mobile and Baldwin Counties, Coastal Alabama, the Mississippi Gulf Coast, and more.
2018 crash facts. (2019). Alabama Department of Transportation. Retrieved from https://www.caps.ua.edu/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/CrashFacts_2018.pdf
General statistics (n.d.). Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Retrieved from https://www.iihs.org/iihs/topics/t/general-statistics/fatalityfacts/passenger-vehicles
The content provided here is for informational purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice on any subject.