Alabama Truck Laws

Michael Leizerman is a nationally-recognized truck accident attorney who was the first chairman of the American Association for Justice’s Trucking Litigation Group and wrote the three volume legal treatise on trucking accidents. He and he law firm have represented the victims of truck accidents in over 20 states, often working with local lawyers to help injured people or the family of somebody who has been killed. Our lawyers and staff have been trained to spend time really listening to what you and your family are going through in order to help receive the highest settlement or verdict.

Our law firm limits the number of cases we handle to a small number in order to devote the full time, energy and resources that are necessary to get the best results for our clients. We give each client the attention we would want our family to receive in the same circumstances.

If you or a family member has been injured in a collision with truck, tractor-trailer or other commercial vehicle, it’s crucial that your lawyers understand the complicated web of legal jurisdictions that can be involved in truck accident litigation, such as when the truck driver is from one state, the truck company from another and you from yet another state. The lawyers in our law firm are happy to talk with you to help you decide if you can benefit from our experience in courtrooms nationwide.

More than 3,300 fatal and non-fatal truck collisions occur on Alabama roadways every year. Nearly half of the collisions in Alabama involve truck companies whose principal place of business is not Alabama.

Contact us at 1-800-628-4500 for a free consultation to discuss your case. Or contact us online. All information is kept confidential. After analyzing the proper jurisdiction for your case, I will not accept a case in a state where I am not ethically permitted under the circumstances.

Trucking Laws

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.

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