Tractor-Trailer Accident Lawyers Serving Mobile, AL
Our law firm knows how to handle big cases
The biggest of all commercial trucks, tractor-trailers are a common sight on roads and highways in Mobile and throughout Alabama. Most motorists don't think twice about sharing the road with these huge vehicles - until they're involved in a wreck.
Truck accidents involving such vehicles are some of the most serious wrecks we see on our roads for one, simple reason: the sheer size of an 18-wheeler. A fully loaded tractor-trailer can weigh up to 80,000 pounds, while the average passenger car weighs around 4,000 pounds. That huge disparity in size means that when a car collides with a semi-truck, the people in the car are often catastrophically injured.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a wreck, you need to call the tractor-trailer accident lawyers at Dean Waite & Associates, LLC.
We have the experience and dedication to get the job done right
Because semi-trucks are so large and potentially dangerous, their drivers are held to high legal standards. Truckers are required by law to hold a commercial driver's license (CDL). They are considered legally impaired at a blood alcohol content (BAC) of 0.04, which is half the legal limit for motorists. And they are expected to follow federal hours of service (HOS) rules, which require the trucker to take mandatory rest breaks and refrain from driving too many hours in a given period of time.
But the trucking industry is a for-profit industry. And in many cases, trucking companies cut corners to increase profits. Overloaded trucks. Unrealistically tight delivery schedules. Unqualified drivers. And an overloaded or poorly maintained tractor-trailer - or one operated by a reckless, fatigued or intoxicated driver - is a massive hazard to everyone else on the road.
Standing up to trucking companies after an 18-wheeler wreck isn't easy. That's why you need to contact us right away. We understand the laws that govern interstate trucking, and we know how to hold the trucking companies accountable. Our attorneys will thoroughly investigate your accident, build a strong case for the full and fair compensation you deserve, and, if necessary, face the trucking company's lawyers before a judge and jury.
Take your tractor-trailer accident case seriously right from the start. Contact our law firm today to schedule your free consultation.