ALABAMA TRUCK ACCIDENT STATISTICS

IN ONE RECENT YEAR

9,351 COMMERCIAL TRUCKS
were involved in accidents in Alabama, accounting for 3.4% of all crashes in the state

THESE COLLISIONS LED TO

101

DEATHS

2,563

INJURIES

24%

INCREASE OVER
THE PAST DECADE

HOW OFTEN DO TRUCK ACCIDENTS
HAPPEN IN ALABAMA?

Considering that nearly

10,000 TRUCK
ACCIDENTS

occurred in Alabama in a single year,it’s safe to say that these types of crashes happen all too frequently. They also happen on all kinds of roads.

Roughly 33% of tractor-trailer accidents in Alabama occur on state or U.S. routes. Another 30% happen on interstates, with the remainder occurring on city, country, or other local roads

The fact that the majority of truck crashes occur on Alabama highways and interstates is significant. The speed limits on those roads are higher than on local roadways. High-speed collisions usually result in the worst injuries because the force of impact is so violent. Add in a commercial truck’s massive weight, and it’s unsurprising that these types of crashes often lead to catastrophic and life-changing injuries.

COMMON CAUSES OF ALABAMA
TRUCK ACCIDENTS

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Improper
lane change
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Failure to yield
the right of way
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Failure to
observe vehicle
or person
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Tailgating/
following too
closely
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Misjudged
stopping
distance
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Defective
equipment or
vehicle parts
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Maneuvering to
avoid an animal,
person, or other
object

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Improper
turning
distance
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Improper
backing up
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Crossing the
median or
center line
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Driving too
fast for
conditions
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Failure to heed
a traffic sign
or signal
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Truck driver
fatigue
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Improper
passing
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Running off
the road
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Driving under the
influence of alcohol
or drugs
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Speeding

TYPES OF INJURIES CAUSED BY
TRUCK ACCIDENTS

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Cuts and
bruises
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Broken
bones
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Back and neck
injuries
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Soft-tissue
injuries
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Spinal cord
injuries/paralysis
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Traumatic brain
injury (TBI)
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Organ damage
and internal
bleeding

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Thermal or
chemical burns
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Amputation
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Disfigurement
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TRUCK ACCIDENT FATALITIES
IN ALABAMA

111

FATAL TRUCK ACCIDENT

There is an average of 111 fatal truck accidents in Alabama per year, according to recent statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

TRUCKERS
DIE IN THESE
WRECKS

Around 17% of truckers die in these wrecks, with the remainder being occupants of other vehicles, bicycles, or pedestrians.


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How Can Bence Law Firm Help Me?


After a Phenix City truck accident, you may be facing a long road of physical and emotional recovery. The process can also take a tremendous financial toll. These are burdens that you should never have had to bear if someone else was responsible for the collision. You deserve compensation for what you’ve lost.

At Bence Law Firm, we fight aggressively to hold liable parties accountable for their negligence.

The trucking industry is heavily regulated, with stiff penalties for violations. You can count on founding attorney David Bence to fight for every penny you’re owed for your losses.

We provide top-quality, comprehensive legal services to our clients. We will:

  • Listen to your story in a free consultation
  • Evaluate the facts and provide an honest opinion about whether you have a case
  • Investigate your claim thoroughly
  • Identify all liable parties
  • Collect solid evidence to support your claim for compensation
  • Manage all talks with the insurance company, including settlement negotiations
  • Gather expert testimony to attest to the severity of your injuries and their long-term effects on your life
  • Communicate with you throughout the duration of the case
  • Take your case to trial, if necessary

When you hire Bence Law Firm – Alabama truck accident attorneys to help you with your case, you’ll get dedicated and personalized attention. We’ll take the time to get to know you and gain a full understanding of your needs and goals. Our mission is to secure a result that can provide long-term financial security for you and your family.

We understand how critical a swift resolution can be for our clients. Rest assured that we will get to work on your case immediately. We know you’re counting on compensation to help with your medical expenses and lost income. We work hard for a timely resolution. But you should know that David Bence won’t rush into a settlement. The initial offer will always be too low. You can count on David to push for a full and fair amount.

You should also know that we prepare each case as if it is going to trial. That way, we’re ready to take decisive legal action if an insurance company refuses to pay a fair settlement to you.

If you or a loved one have been hurt in a truck accident in Alabama, call or contact Bence Law Firm truck accident lawyer today to schedule a free consultation.