After An Accident That Someone Else Caused, You Can Sue For More Than Just Medical Bills
So many people suffer serious injuries because the truck or car driver was not paying attention, drunk or texting. If you or a loved one sustained injuries because of a driver’s negligence, you have the right to sue that driver’s insurance company for more than just your medical bills.
Thomas Benton founded Benton Law LLC so that he could provide one-on-one legal counsel, guidance and representation to injured people. After 35 years of Alabama personal injury practice, he understands the full scope of what an injury entails. He is your advocate and will work to attain the compensation you deserve after a serious car or truck accident.
Why Truck Accidents Are Different
All over Alabama, even on the most narrow of highways, cars and motorcycles have to share the road with large semi-trucks. While most truck drivers are professional and adhere to safety rules, some do not. In fact, some drivers are pushed by their employer to break speed limits, drive in unsafe weather, or operate rigs that have not passed all safety requirements or precautions.
Truck drivers are bound to a different level of driving safety rules. Their employers and the trucking company are also accountable for keeping rigs, their drivers and everyone else who is on the road with these 35,000-pound vehicles safe.
Drivers must have training, adequate sleep, be attentive and hold a special license. Drivers must not be under the influence of any drugs or alcohol. Logbooks must be maintained. Employers must not encourage or require their drivers to disregard speed limits, safety checks, driving conditions and other rules of the road.
Makers of trucking tires, brakes and other equipment must be fastidious in their design and manufacturing processes. When any of these rules are broken, accidents can and do happen. Because of the different rules and various potentially liable parties in a trucking accident, it makes sense to consult an attorney who handles these types of accidents.
A Firm For Any Serious Motor Vehicle Accident Injury
- Motorcyclists and their passengers
- Car drivers and passengers
Thomas Benton has extensive experience with victims who have suffered paralysis, traumatic brain injuries, broken bones and major reconstructive surgeries.
For Serious Accident Injuries, Turn To Thomas Benton
Benton Law LLC is an established Mobile, Alabama, personal injury firm that serves clients throughout greater Alabama.