Common Causes of Truck Accidents in North Alabama


Truck accidents can happen for a variety of reasons, many of which stem from negligence on the part of the truck driver and/or the trucking company. Trucks, by their nature, are more dangerous than cars and other passenger vehicles, and even the smallest lapse in judgment can cause an accident. Even one oversight during the operation or maintenance of the vehicle can lead to a serious problem down the road.


If you or a loved one has suffered a serious truck accident, talk with a law firm that has the experience to assist you with your personal and financial recovery. At Johnston, Moore & Weston, in Huntsville, we have an established and respected record of advocating for clients throughout North Alabama. We have helped hundreds of clients and have secured significant settlements and verdicts in all types of truck and other motor vehicle accidents.


Huntsville 18-Wheeler Accident Attorneys


Common causes of truck and 18-wheeler accidents in Alabama include:


  • Driver fatigue
  • Aggressive driving
  • Unrealistic delivery schedules and expectations
  • Failure to properly load trucks or secure cargo
  • Alcohol and/or drug use
  • Defective equipment accidents
  • Insufficient truck maintenance
  • Failure to follow other safety regulations
  • Driver impairment by alcohol or drugs like “meth” (methamphetamine)
  • Failure to obey traffic signs and lights
  • Failure to maintain proper control of the truck
  • Failure to follow Department of Transportation rules & regulations


Our lawyers will thoroughly examine the accident and all relevant evidence in order to pursue a successful outcome in settlement or at trial.


It is critical to begin the investigation as soon as possible to maximize your recovery. So that you can afford the quality representation you deserve, Johnston, Moore & Weston advances all expenses in pursuing your truck accident claim.


Contact Johnson, Moore & Weston


After a serious truck accident in Alabama, we invite you to contact Johnston, Moore & Weston to learn more about the recovery process. Call our firm at (256) 533-5770 or fill out our online contact form. We can arrange evening or weekend consultations, including home and hospital visits.

Johnston Moore & Weston

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Johnston, Moore & Weston represents individuals throughout North Alabama in communities such as Huntsville, Madison, Decatur, Birmingham, Cullman, Gadsden, Anniston, Scottsboro, Athens, Fort Payne, Albertville, Boaz, Guntersville, Stevenson, Rainsville, Arab, Hartselle, Russellville, Muscle Shoals, Florence, Sheffield, Bridgeport and Moulton, as well as Madison County, Jackson County, Limestone County, DeKalb County, Marshall County, Morgan County, Cullman, Etowah, Lauderdale, Colbert, Franklin and Lawrence County.

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