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Truck Accidents
Given the large size and weight of tractor trailers it is not surprising truck accidents can result in serious injury or death. The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration reported that during the year 2004 over 400,000 trucks with a gross vehicle weight rating of more than 10,000 pounds were involved in traffic accidents in the United States. Of that amount, over 4,800 were involved in fatal accidents. More that 5,000 people died and another 116,000 were injured. However, the NHTSA also found that truck occupants accounted for only 15% of the fatalities.

The majority of the fatalities were occupants of another vehicle (77%) – source Bureau of Transportation Statistics When a person is victimized by the negligence of a trucking company the importance of immediately consulting with an experienced truck accident attorney cannot be overemphasized. Trucking companies routinely dispatch investigators, insurance adjusters and even attorney's immediately to the scene of a serious accident. The trucking accident victim who delays retaining a well qualified truck accident lawyer to protect his interests can sometimes find his/or her case to be disadvantaged. It is of the utmost importance to interview potential witnesses and preserve vital evidence as soon as possible.

At the law firm of Michael Gamble we believe that a thorough investigation provides the foundation of a successful claim. We have handled a large number of trucking accidents to a successful conclusion and employ investigators, trucking experts and accident reconstruction experts who stand ready to see to it that important evidence is preserved and that our clients claims are effectively presented.

If you are involved in an accident with an eighteen wheeler it is important to consult an experienced personal injury attorney who can protect your rights. You may call us at (334) 793 2889 or forward your information by email to receive a response from an associate in our office. Truck Accident Resource Links:

Share the Road Safely
From the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), a division of the US Department of Transportation (DOT), dedicated to reducing motor vehicle accidents involving large trucks.

Insurance Information Institute
Includes information on vehicle safety, insurance and more.

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA)
Division of the US Department of Transportation (DOT). Contains information about safety programs, regulations and facts related to the prevention of commercial truck and bus accidents, injuries and fatalities.

Insurance Institute for Highway Safety/Highway Loss Data Institute
Features vehicle ratings, safety facts and publications.

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
Division of the US Department of Transportation. Provides crash statistics and articles about traffic accidents and vehicle safety.

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Dothan Alabama Personal Injury attorney Michael Gamble is a Dothan Alabama Lawyer offering legal services in Dothan Alabama, Hartford, Slocomb, Ashford, Newton, Fort Rucker, Web, Malvern, Abbeville, Troy, Clio, Luverne, Andalusia, Headland and towns in the  the Wiregrass area.

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