boasts a number of popular interstate routes such as Interstate 10, Interstate
65 and Interstate 85, as well as heavily used two-lane highways that reach all
corners of the state. Population centers that include Birmingham, Auburn,
Mobile and Montgomery attract endless commercial vehicle traffic around the
clock. Unfortunately, that high-volume traffic leads to thousands of accidents
involving commercial trucks. More than 3,300 fatal and non-fatal accidents
occur on Alabama roadways every year, and thousands of people are injured or
killed. If you've been involved in a truck crash in Alabama, take action
against a negligent truck driver or carrier and employ the services of an
attorney who has dedicated his professional career to protecting victims of
commercial vehicle accidents.
Michael Leizerman regularly engages in continuing legal education presentations around the country, including the following events in or near Alabama:
- Litigating Truck Collision Cases: “Rules,” “Reptiles,” & Experts Seminar, Atlanta (May 20, 2011)
Topic: Maximizing Damages In A Trucking Collision Case Using Rules, Reptiles, And Experts
- Litigating Truck Collision Cases College, Atlanta (October 9-12, 2009)
Topic: Discovery Presentation, SafeStat/CSA Presentation, Instructor
- Interstate Trucking Group of ATLA, Atlanta (July 20, 2002)
Topic: Punitive Damages In Large Truck Cases
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (Title 49, Parts 350-399) govern all vehicles engaged in interstate traffic.
There are some situations where a tractor-trailer or other commercial motor vehicle is involved in only intrastate travel. For example, an appliance store in Montgomery may own a truck that only makes in-state deliveries.
The Alabama Department of Public Safety has adopted Title 49, Parts 382, 383, 384, 390, 391, 392, 393, 394, 395, 396, 397, 398, and 399 of the federal regulations.
For an overview of laws that affect trucks operating only in Alabama, visit our Alabama Trucking Laws page.
Your truck accident case may be larger than you think. My experience often enables me to maximize awards, well beyond what the co-counsel originally expected. My book Litigating Truck Accident Cases, published by West Publishing, is considered the definitive work on handling truck accident cases. Contact me if you are seeking co-counsel on your case.
Fatal Truck Accidents: 148 per year
Non-Fatal Truck Accidents: 3,307 per year
Accident Locales: 33% (Rural), 67% (Urban)
Carrier Fact: 41% of Alabama's truck accidents involve carriers whose principle place of business is not Alabama.
In 84% of Alabama truck accidents, weather conditions were NOT a factor.
Interstate 10: Spanning from California to Florida, I-10 is one of America's major Interstates. Passing through 67 miles of Alabama, it intersects with I-65 in Mobile.
Interstate 20: I-20 runs from Texas to South Carolina. Its 214 miles in Alabama pass through Birmingham and Tuscaloosa.
Interstate 59: A north-south route running from Louisiana to Georgia, I-59 spends 241 miles in Alabama, where it intersects with Interstate 65 in Birmingham.
Interstate 65: The southern terminus of I-65 begins is in Mobile, Alabama and its northern terminus is in Gary, Indiana. It spends 367 of its miles in Alabama where it passes through the major cities of Mobile, Montgomery, Birmingham, and Huntsville.
Interstate 85: Though it spends only 80 miles in Alabama, I-85 is lengthy overall spanning the distance from Montgomery, Alabama to Virginia. Its Alabama miles include passage through the cities of Auburn and Montgomery.
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