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Huntsville Tractor Trailer Accident Attorneys Fight for the Compensation You Deserve for Your Injuries After an Accident

Protect your legal rights and your future with our experienced advocates on your side

Tractor trailers are essential to the shipping and transportation system in our country, yet these large trucks are a dangerous presence on the road. While tractor trailers, semi-trucks, 18-wheelers and other large trucks ensure that the food, medical supplies and products we all need every day make it to their destination on time, these trucks have the potential to do serious damage thanks to their huge size, their slow response time and the difficulty of navigating them.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says that 333,000 large trucks -- those weight more than 10,000 pounds -- were involved in crashes in 2012, the last year for which data is available. In these crashes, 104,000 people were injured and 3,921 people were killed. The majority of those fatalities were drivers and passengers in other vehicles; only a quarter of them were the drivers or passengers of the trucks.

If you are injured in an accident with a tractor trailer, 18-wheeler or other large truck, you could require intensive medical care or even permanently lose your ability to work and provide for your family. Working with the Huntsville tractor trailer accident attorneys at Watson McKinney LLP helps you get the full compensation the law allows for your injuries and pain and suffering, helping you to start your life again and protect your financial future.

Common types and causes of tractor trailer accidents

Tractor trailers and other large trucks are so dangerous because they are so heavy and can be so hard to maneuver. Tractor trailers can weigh up to 80,000 pounds, depending on what kind of cargo they are hauling. They require 350 feet or more to come to a complete stop when they are traveling 60 mph -- an average highway speed. If a vehicle stops suddenly or a deer runs out in the road, a tractor trailer can't stop immediately. Instead, the tractor trailer is likely to lose control, hitting other vehicles and property. The NHTSA said that 81 percent of fatal accidents involving tractor trailers included multiple vehicles.

The NHTSA said that many accidents are also head-on collisions -- approximately 31 percent. Also, in 46 percent of accidents that involve only a tractor trailer and one passenger vehicle, the agency said that both vehicles were traveling straight.

Tractor trailers need a wide berth to make turns, which can lead to accidents, but this is a less common cause of serious injuries. The NHTSA said that 9 percent of fatal accidents involved the vehicle turning, while 12 percent involved negotiating a curve.

Only 2 percent of truck drivers involved in fatal accidents were found to have blood-alcohol concentrations above the legal limits. However, 18 percent were found to be speeding. If your accident with a tractor trailer was caused by driver negligence, such as speeding or reckless driving, a Huntsville tractor trailer accident attorney can fight for compensation for the injuries you sustained, as well as the future medical care you may need and the income you are expected to lose from work.

Fight for full compensation for medical care and other losses

 A tractor trailer accident can be devastating, and it can cause life-changing injuries. You may suffer back injuries that can limit your mobility and your ability to work, as well as causing chronic, debilitating pain. You could suffer serious head injuries that could require long-term medical care. You could suffer permanent disfigurement, including the loss of a limb. Whatever your injuries, working with a Huntsville tractor trailer accident attorney can ensure that you get the full compensation you deserve for your care.

Our injury attorneys fight to get you compensation for the medical expenses you have already incurred, as well as any future medical expenses you are expected to have for ongoing care.  Your compensation can cover wages you have lost, as well as future work you are expected to miss as a result of your injuries. You can even get compensation for your pain, suffering, and loss of enjoyment in life.

Experienced Hunstville accident attorneys level the playing field against trucking and insurance companies

When you are in a tractor trailer accident, you will be dealing with the driver's insurance company and employer to get compensation for your injuries. They will work hard to do whatever it takes to minimize its payout to you -- even finding ways to deny you payment completely. Trucking companies and insurance companies have teams of high-priced lawyers on their side, fighting to find whatever detail they can use against you and undermine your case. By working with our experienced Huntsville tractor trailer accident attorneys, you can level the playing field, ensuring you also have a tough legal advocate on your side. Our attorneys review the details of the accident and call on experts and medical professionals to bolster your case. Trust us to carefully guide you through the case to ensure you make the right decisions and provide the right testimony to protect your legal rights.

Call today and work with an experienced Huntsville tractor trailer accident attorney

The experienced Huntsville tractor trailer accident attorneys at Watson McKinney LLP are ready to fight for you and help you start rebuilding your life after an accident involving a tractor trailer, 18-wheeler or other large commercial truck. Our team approaches your case with compassion and strength, with the sensitivity you need after your accident, while firmly standing up against the trucking or insurance company responsible for paying your settlement. Call us at (256) 536-7423, toll free at 800-294-5112 or contact us online today to speak with one of our attorneys.

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