Alabama Truck Accident FAQ
When you’re hit by a semi-truck driver, it can feel impossible to recover. The expenses alone for the massive amount of damage can be overwhelming, and you might be struggling to deal with the aftermath on your own. Naturally, recovery feels impossible when you’re not even sure where to start.
Fortunately, an Alabama truck accident FAQ can help you get started. Arm yourself with the knowledge needed to build a claim and seek your rightful compensation. Then, enlist the help of a lawyer from the Henry Dailey Law Firm to give your case the best chance of success. Get the help you need now and protect your compensation.
Who’s responsible for my injuries?
When you’re in a semi-truck crash, it might seem obvious that the truck driver caused the accident. They were speeding, drowsy, or otherwise not giving the road the attention they should. Now, you’re injured, but are they financially responsible for your injuries?
Unfortunately, the answer might be complex. Although they weren’t present at the accident, employers are responsible for the actions of their employees, as long as they’re acting within the scope of their employment. So, although the driver caused the accident, the damages might be the responsibility of the employer, so you’ll need to sue the employer, not the driver.
I think I was partly responsible. Can I still sue?
If you believe you were partly responsible, we recommend that you don’t say so. Alabama recognizes pure contributory fault, which means that any degree of fault could mean your claim could be dismissed. Sadly, you’ll be barred from recovery if you’re found responsible.
What damages can I seek?
When you’re injured, you’ll need to seek compensation for all your damages, which can vary between cases. For truck accident victims, however, it’s especially important to understand your damages because they can be so severe.
As such, you’ll need to seek both your economic and non-economic damages. Economic damages will cover your financial losses, such as the damage to your car or your medical care. Non-economic damages cover the intangible losses you’ve suffered, emotionally and mentally. For example, you might feel a loss of security, companionship, or enjoyment of life because of your accident.
An Alabama Truck Accident Attorney Has Answers
After a major 18-wheeler collision, you’re likely struggling to recover and get the compensation you deserve. When you’re preparing to file a claim against a truck driver or their employer, you’ll need to be armed with as much knowledge as possible. The above FAQ is a good place to start.
When your questions get more specific, though, you’ll need to turn to a lawyer from the Henry Dailey Law Firm. Our attorneys understand that every case is unique. We can take an in-depth look at your situation during a free consultation.
If you’re struggling to find answers, schedule your no-obligation appointment. We can be reached by calling 205-995-2412 or by filling out the online form below.