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Most Common Causes Of 18 Wheeler Accidents

Truck accidents are nothing short of catastrophic. When two cars collide there’s already the potential for devastating injuries. When one considers the sheer size, bulk, and mass of a semi-truck, it’s a pathway to life-altering injuries. What’s worse, these kinds of accidents are on the rise all across the nation. Despite increasing education and awareness, and despite more stringent laws and enforcement regarding important safety procedures, truck accidents are still going up by about 1% per year, every year. The problem is epidemic. Understanding the causes of truck accidents can help you not only to avoid incidents but to know the right path to take if you have to pursue an injury case. Learn some of the most common causes of accidents involving large commercial semi-trucks and how an 18 wheeler accident attorney can help your case. Overworked, Tired Drivers Even though there are laws in place that require truck drivers to rest for so many hours they’re on the road, [...]

2018-08-07T10:33:16+00:00 July 18th, 2018|Truck Accidents|

Call A Mobile Semi-Truck Accident Lawyer You Can Trust

When you or any family member has been hurt in an accident involving a semi-truck, it will turn your entire world upside-down. These incidents, though they comprise only 3% of the total vehicular accidents on the roads, deal catastrophic damage because of the sheer size and mass of the vehicles involved. Over 140,000 people every year suffer debilitating injuries or even die in such accidents annually, and they’re on the rise. According to the NHTSA, 73% of those injured in truck accidents are the occupants of other passenger vehicles, and the IIHS says that 68% of all deaths in 2014 from fatal truck accidents were those in smaller vehicles. Andy Citrin Injury Attorneys understands how devastating these accidents can be, and we’re here to provide Mobile semi-truck accident lawyer services to all victims in this area. Mobile Semi-Truck Accident Lawyer At Andy Citrin Injury Attorneys, we provide a full range of Mobile semi-truck accident lawyer services. Our team of experienced legal [...]

2018-08-07T11:29:05+00:00 March 14th, 2018|Truck Accidents|

Truck Accidents: Most Common Causes and Complications

Truck accidents only account for a small fraction of total vehicular accidents on U.S. roadways, but the damage they cause is catastrophic. Unfortunately, they’re also on the rise, and not decreasing. In fact, over the past 20 years, the number of big rig accidents has gone up by a full 20%. Over 130,000 people get hurt in truck accidents every year and suffer life-altering injuries as a result. The reason truck accidents are so bad is that vehicles like 18-wheelers are massive. Their size and weight can destroy property and change or even end lives. In fact, over 66% of fatalities in trucking accidents are the drivers of other vehicles. When you get hurt in an accident like this, you deserve compensation. Discover the various truck accident causes, why these cases get complicated, and when you should seek help from an experienced truck accident attorney. Truck Accident Causes There are a lot of different potential truck accident causes, which means there’s [...]

2018-08-07T11:47:42+00:00 February 14th, 2018|Truck Accidents|

Hire A Top Alabama Injury Law Firm To Handle Your Big Truck Accident Claim

Being hurt in a car wreck is a frustrating, difficult and costly experience to have to go through. But if you or a loved one sustained a traumatic injury in a big truck accident, the physical and monetary toll will very likely be much more than burdensome, it may be a catastrophic blow to you and your family’s financial stability and future. When you’ve been harmed in a collision with a semi-truck and you believe negligence may have played a part, you may be entitled to significant compensation for your losses. The firm of Andy Citrin Injury Attorneys is experienced in helping victims throughout Alabama obtain maximum recovery for their injuries and damages. What To Look For When Choosing A Lawyer For A Large Truck Wreck Injury Case The differences between a typical auto accident and a collision with a semi-truck, 18 wheeler or other commercial vehicle are great. That is why it is important to find an Alabama lawyer who [...]

2018-08-07T14:09:22+00:00 April 29th, 2017|Truck Accidents|

Get An 18 Wheeler Accident Lawyer in Mobile, AL To Protect You After An Injury

Commercial truck and tractor-trailer accident cases are vastly different from traffic crashes involving automobiles. The importance of hiring an injury attorney who has experience with the specific steps that are necessary in building a legal case for a victim of a trucking wreck cannot be understated. In these types of crashes, your attorney must know what evidence is vital to collect and act quickly to protect that evidence. In the event of a collision, the trucking company is alerted immediately and their insurance company sends an investigator to the scene right away to begin “damage control” by obtaining crucial evidence about the accident that will benefit their side in litigation. Trucking companies and their insurance claims experts are also focused on minimizing their liability and dissuading victims from pursuing professional legal assistance. They often try to catch the injured individuals before they have had a chance to speak with an injury attorney and convince them to accept a settlement. At the [...]

2017-03-30T15:50:54+00:00 March 30th, 2017|Truck Accidents|

Get A Big Truck Accident Attorney Who Will Fight For You

Like most motor vehicle accidents, crashes involving big trucks happen for multiple reasons. Proper maintenance is crucial to ensure safe operation of large trucks. Commercial trucks are highly regulated by stringent safety standards including protocols for mechanical systems checks and repairs. The industry also regulates the amount of continuous travel time for truckers before they are required to rest. This helps reduce the instance of driver drowsiness, which can lead to accidents and injuries. Truck driver fatigue is to blame for roughly 30% of big rig accidents. Unfortunately, many truck drivers exceed these hours-of-service limits to meet delivery deadlines. In addition, mechanical malfunctions such as brake failure and tire blowouts are sometimes the result of a lack of adherence to scheduled maintenance or pre-trip safety checks by the driver or truck company. Braking issues is identified as a factor in almost 30% of semi-truck collisions according to the U.S. Department of Transportation. While careless driving on the part of commercial truck [...]

2017-02-24T11:42:35+00:00 February 24th, 2017|Truck Accidents|

Alabama Big Truck Accident Lawyer Discusses Crash Injury Risks And Prevention

The average Alabama driver has a roughly one in three chance of being in an injury or fatal motor vehicle accident during the course of his lifetime according to a 2013 report by the state’s Department of Transportation. In Mobile and Baldwin counties, there were a total of 4,729 crash injuries and 103 fatalities. While commercial trucking wrecks make up a smaller portion of overall traffic accidents, they can be the most dangerous and deadly if they are severe. If you have been injured in a collision with a semi-truck or 18 wheeler that was not your fault, contact an Alabama big truck accident lawyer with Andy Citrin Injury Attorneys as soon as possible to discuss your case. Steps To Help Reduce Large Trucking Collisions in Alabama From 2009 to 2013 there was an increase in the number of fatal large trucking accidents in Alabama. In these accidents, one of the leading reasons cited for the crash was inability to see [...]

2018-08-07T14:46:42+00:00 January 15th, 2017|Truck Accidents|

Why You Need An 18 Wheeler Accident Attorney In Mobile, AL For Your Injury Case

Semi-trucks can cause serious and sometimes fatal injuries in the event of a crash. But there are many more large trucking crashes that result in damages to property and injuries that may seem minor. According to 2014 data from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, big trucks were involved in 346,000 accidents with only property damages and 88,000 injury collisions. Accident victims who suffer personal injuries and vehicle damage that may appear minimal after a large trucking wreck may not believe it is necessary to consult with a lawyer. They may feel confident that their injuries will not cost them a significant amount of money or that the insurance company will take care of them and provide fair compensation for their losses. But the reality is that the trucking insurance company is not on your side and they will often try to minimize their liability and pay you less than you need to cover your vehicle damages and medical care expenses. [...]

2018-08-07T15:12:35+00:00 December 15th, 2016|Truck Accidents|

18-Wheeler Accident Attorney In Mobile

Unfortunately, vehicle accidents occur each and every day. Vehicle accidents involving big rigs and 18-wheelers are also quite common, but because of the sheer size of these big rigs, these types of accidents can be even more dangerous and severe. There were approximately 95,000 people injured in crashes involving large trucks in 2013 according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). However, 72% of those injured in the big rig accidents were riding in the passenger car, not the truck. Accidents involving 18 wheelers can be very serious, and can have devastating effects and injuries on the victims involved. If you have been involved in an accident with a big rig and you need an 18-wheeler accident attorney in Mobile, then look no further than the professional team of attorneys at Andy Citrin Injury Attorneys! Andy Citrin and his qualified team will make sure the big rig company that hurt you and your family is held responsible for their actions, [...]

2018-08-07T17:19:48+00:00 May 30th, 2016|Truck Accidents|

Find A Trusted 18 Wheeler Accident Attorney In Daphne, AL

Motor vehicle accidents involving big rigs are surprisingly common occurrences on the roads today. In fact, there were an estimated 95,000 people injured in crashes involving large trucks in 2013 according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Moreover, 72% of those injured were riding in the passenger car, not the truck. Even more alarming, the NHTSA also reports that big truck accidents accounted for just shy of 4,000 fatalities on U.S. highways in that same year. Trucking accidents are serious and can result in devastating injuries and long-term effects for those involved. If you were hurt or if you have lost a loved one as a result of a big rig accident, seek the counsel of an experienced 18 wheeler accident attorney in Daphne. The team of Alabama lawyers at Andy Citrin Injury Attorneys will make sure the big rig company is held accountable and help get you the payment for your injuries that you deserve. Common Causes of Big [...]

2018-08-08T09:44:07+00:00 February 15th, 2016|Truck Accidents|

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