The moments after a collision can be confusing,
and you may not know where to turn.

A trucking collision can happen on any road, highway, or interstate. Because of their great size and weight, commercial vehicles can cause catastrophic damage to smaller passenger cars in a collision. Victims of trucking collisions can suffer from serious injuries, such as spinal cord injuries, broken bones, traumatic brain injuries, head and neck injuries, burn injuries, and even death.

The attorneys at the Birmingham, Alabama, law firm of Petway, French & Ford have a combined 60 years of experience in representing victims of trucking collisions. Our attorneys are familiar and experienced with the specific rules and regulations that distinguish trucking collision cases from other motor vehicle collision cases. They are well-versed in both the local and federal laws that govern commercial truck operators. In a trucking collision case, our legal team will conduct extensive investigations into the cause of the collision, search for any violations of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSR) that may have contributed to the truck wreck, analyze the truck driver’s driving history, investigate the truck owner’s hiring and safety practices, and examine the commercial vehicle for any malfunctions.

Many factors can contribute to a trucking collision, such as driver fatigue, driver distraction, weather conditions, speeding, failure to maintain proper control of the truck, and over-loading. The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration provides safety regulations for truck size and weight and driver behavior. However, the American Association for Justice found in a study that more than 28,000 motor carrier companies have violated federal safety regulations, putting other motorists on the road at risk. In 2008 the Alabama Department of Public Safety reported over 4500 truck-related accidents on the streets and highways of Alabama.


In all of our personal injury practice areas, the Petway, French & Ford law firm will not charge you anything unless we obtain a recovery on your behalf, either through settlement or jury verdict. One or two partners will be involved in your case, ensuring your case gets the experienced attention it deserves.

If you or a loved one has suffered serious injury as a result of a defective product, contact the attorneys of Petway, French & Ford today.

We offer FREE CONSULTATION. Call us at 205-977-9798 or toll free at 888-871-0303.

The law firm of Petway, French & Ford, LLP, represents clients throughout Alabama, including the cities of Birmingham, Anniston, Montgomery, Mobile, Huntsville, Tuscaloosa and Gadsden.