Alabama Truck Accident Lawyer

Work with an Alabama truck accident lawyer with more than 20 years of experience. Steve Morris Law serves Alabama truck accident victims and families, providing knowledgeable, precise legal representation.

If you have been hurt in a truck accident, work with a lawyer who makes justice his priority. Call 256-357-9211 today to talk about your case.

Attorney for Truck Accidents in Alabama

Steve Morris Law represents truck accident victims in claims for monetary compensation. When you’re a truck accident victim, you may deserve a monetary payment for injuries and damages.

Getting your compensation – or even knowing how much compensation you should get – can be difficult. You need an experienced lawyer when you’re facing a difficult situation like a truck accident.

Attorney Steve Morris provides high-quality legal services. With an exacting knowledge of the law and determined representation, Steve Morris Law gets results.

We are taking new cases now. See how a lawyer for truck accidents in Alabama can help you. Call our firm or message us to begin.

Cases We Handle

Alabama truck accident lawyer Steve Morris can assist you with any of the following types of truck accidents:

Improper lane change

Truck drivers must have the skill to maneuver their vehicles safely. Improper lane change is the leading cause of truck accidents in Alabama.

Failure to yield/right of way violations

Every driver on the road must yield when they don’t have the right of way. The rule applies to trucks, too. Failing to yield may cause a collision.

Unseen object, person or vehicle

Large truck operators must take care to observe the scene around them, avoiding objects, people and vehicles.

Tailgating, stopping distance

Because of their large size, a truck that is tailgating or that fails to leave sufficient following distance is especially hazardous to others.

Defective equipment

Trucks are large, complex vehicles with many components. They must be maintained in compliance with Department of Transportation standards.

Speeding, too fast for conditions

Speeding and driving too fast for conditions may make a truck unable to stop when a hazard arises on the roads.

Crossing the centerline, improper passing

A truck must stay in their lane. They may attempt to pass a vehicle only when it is safe to do so.

Unknown/other cause

We handle claims involving drivers falling asleep, aggressive driving and driving under the influence. Even if you’re not sure how the crash occurred or who may be to blame, Steve Morris Law can represent you to investigate and pursue your right to compensation.

Compensation for a Truck Accident

If you’re hurt in a truck accident, and someone else is at fault, you may have the right to claim financial compensation. Trucking companies have insurance policies to pay claims – but they also have large teams of lawyers to fight claims. Alabama truck accident lawyer Steve Morris can assist you with all the steps needed to get compensation for a truck accident, including:

  • Investigating the events leading up to the collision
  • Determining who has legal fault based on Alabama negligence laws
  • Identifying insurance policies, filing your claim, negotiating with the insurance company
  • Explaining damages that you may claim including compensation for your pain and suffering
  • Documenting damages with records and expert analysis
  • Knowing where to file your case when a trucking company is headquartered in another location
  • Addressing legal issues and procedures that are important for success in your case
  • Explaining each step in the process

Trucks are large and heavy. When an accident involves a truck, victims often suffer serious injuries. Getting the compensation that you deserve takes knowledge of the law, diligent preparation and a tailored legal strategy. That’s what Steve Morris Law provides for each client and family that we serve.

Representation Throughout Alabama

Wherever the truck accident occurred, or wherever it may be appropriate to file your case, we can represent you in Alabama. We are currently taking new cases statewide.

Alabama Truck Accident Statistics

  • There were 8,579 trucks involved in traffic crashes in Alabama, in 2020.
  • Collisions involving trucks resulted in 2,330 injuries and 130 fatalities, in 2020.
  • There was a 23% decline in accidents involving trucks in Alabama in 2020 as compared to 2019.
  • Improper lane change or use is the leading cause of truck accidents in Alabama (13.3%).
  • The year 2019 had the most truck accidents in Alabama history, with 10,486 trucks involved in collisions during the year. More fatalities occurred in 2016 than any other year, with 157 truck fatalities.

For the purposes of Alabama traffic accident reporting, a truck does not include a light truck, SUV or a bus.

(Source: Alabama Department of Transportation, 2020 Crash Facts).

Truck Accidents and Fatalities by Type of Road in Alabama

Type of Road Number of Crashes Percentage of Total Crashes Number of Fatalities Percentage of Total Fatalities
Interstate 2,458 28.7% 33 25.7%
City Streets 2,059 24% 9 8.6%
State Route 1,625 18.9% 46 32.8%
U.S. Route 1,320 15.4% 28 20%
County Roads 856 9.9% 14 12.9%
Other 261 3.1% 0 0%
TOTAL 8,579 100% 130 100%

More truck crashes occur on U.S. Interstates than other roads in Alabama, even though Interstates comprise a relatively small amount of Alabama roads. Even though most accidents occur on interstates, most fatalities occur on state highways. There are hundreds of roads in the Alabama state route system. Many state routes span hundreds of miles.

Free Consultations for New Truck Accident Cases

When you need a truck accident lawyer, you need help now. We’re taking new cases. Our team is available 24/7 to talk about your situation and how our lawyers may assist you.

Start your case with a free consultation. There’s never a cost or obligation to talk with us about your truck accident case.

Talk to a Truck Accident Lawyer Today

Alabama truck accident lawyer Steven Morris is your advocate when you need justice following a collision with a truck. If you have been hurt, our knowledgeable legal team can represent you in a compensation claim. Call 256-357-9211 or message us now.

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