Few Alabama accidents are more violent, destructive and devastating than an 18-wheeler accident.
While many 18-wheeler accidents result in lawsuits based on the negligence of the driver, this is far from the only way to litigate an 18-wheeler collision.
In some cases, an 18-wheeler driver may operate the vehicle in a way that is both safe and sensible, but an accident still occurs in a way that the trucking company and/or manufacturer is responsible for the accident.
This could be the case for a variety of reasons, but faulty equipment is one way that a manufacturer could be responsible for the accident. For example, if an 18-wheeler has faulty brakes and cannot stop, it is practically a foregone conclusion that a devastating accident will occur. However, the driver certainly cannot be blamed for the accident since there was no viable way to slow down an 18-wheeler traveling on the interstate.
When the driver cannot be sued for negligence, an Alabama truck accident attorney can sue the manufacturer of the faulty brakes in order to recover damages that make the accident victim or the victim's family whole.
Alabama Safety Regulations
Trucking companies operating in Alabama are required to keep Alabamans safe by federal safety regulations. Should these regulations be violated, an Alabama accident attorney will initiate a lawsuit against the trucking company to hold them accountable for their illegal actions.
A proven Alabama auto accident attorney will understand the sophisticated nuances of Alabama state and federal regulations, ensuring that 18-wheeler victims have their legal rights preserved.
While faulty equipment and safety violations are two common ways to sue manufacturers and/or trucking companies, driver behavior
, hazardous materials
and other dangerously unlawful behaviors
can result in a successful lawsuit as well. Noel B. Leonard
has accumulated years of successful lawsuits against trucking companies and manufacturers, helping injured victims and their families recover damages in the city of Foley and Baldwin, Mobile and Escambia Counties.
Contact Noel or call (251) 943-8638 to schedule a legal consultation today.