Atlanta Truck Accident Lawyers
Helping Serious Injury Victims Secure Just Compensation
Accidents involving heavy commercial trucks can be among the most devastating imaginable. Due to their vast size and weight as well as how prevalent they are on Georgia’s highways, 18 wheelers and other large commercial vehicles regularly cause serious property damage and bodily injury.
If you or a loved one has recently been injured or killed in a Georgia truck collision, The Fowler Firm can help. Our Atlanta truck accident attorneys understand the destructive toll these accidents can take. We also know that insurance settlements are rarely enough to cover the full extent of your losses, especially if you have suffered permanent injuries or lost a loved one.
Catastrophic injuries (debilitating injuries that generally put the victim out of work) and wrongful death are unfortunately far too common following a crash involving a heavy truck. We will do whatever we can to help you secure the fair and just compensation you rightfully deserve so you can make your best recovery possible. Please see our wrongful death page in the tragic event you have lost a loved one in a truck accident.
Common Causes of Truck Accidents
Trucking accidents can be very frightening for any driver operating a vehicle. Whether traveling to work, a concert, or an educational event, many times it is difficult to avoid large trucks on the highway. Trucks have massive blind spots, which make accidents even more likely, so it is best to give them a wide berth if possible.
A major, but far from the sole, cause of trucking accidents falls on the truck drivers themselves. Truckers are often subject to tight deadlines and long hours, meaning they regularly drive on little sleep and may even use stimulants to stay awake. The pressure from their employers can also make them more careless or reckless than is safe.
Trucking accidents caused by truckers can occur for many reasons including:
- Driver fatigue
- Unreasonable schedules
- Excessive speed
- Distracted driving
- Following too closely
- Aggressive driving
- And more
Truck accidents may be caused by more than just the driver, however. Other common causes of truck accidents include:
- Poorly loaded cargo that shifts or spills while in transit
- Manufacturer defects that cause the truck to malfunction
- Tire blowouts, engine failure, and other results of poor truck maintenance
- Badly designed, constructed, or maintained roads
- Inadequate training provided to the truck driver
This means that one or more differing parties may be held liable for trucking accidents. With so many parties involved in commercial trucking operations, how do you determine who exactly caused your crash? Let’s take a look.
Common Injuries and Damages from Truck Accidents
Due to the size difference between 18-wheelers and the average personal vehicle on the road, injuries sustained in truck accidents are often severe and can be life-changing. Some of the most common injuries are:
Loss of limbs
Neck and back injuries
Vision, smell, or hearing loss
Broken or fractured bones
Head injuries and brain damage
Scarring or disfigurement
Ligament and joint injuries
Truck Accident Liability
One of the most difficult aspects of a truck accident case is determining liability. For instance, if a trucker crashes into a vehicle because they were poorly trained and overworked, does liability fall on the driver, their employer, or both?
Trucking cases may have multiple responsible parties, including but not limited to:
- Truck driver
- Trucking company
- Insurance company
- Loading company
- A government agency
This is another instance in which having an attorney on your side can be very advantageous. Experienced truck crash lawyers such as those at The Fowler Firm understand how to thoroughly investigate a crash scene and conduct interviews and research to determine how your accident was caused and who is legally responsible.
Our Truck Collision Lawyers Will Help Resolve Your Claim
Trucking accident cases involve an in-depth knowledge of state and federal trucking regulations. These cases require a great deal of investigation, research, and analysis to determine certain factors about a case. Our Atlanta legal team at The Fowler Firm is prepared to give your case everything we have. Please feel free to contact our office if you or a family member has been injured in a trucking accident to discuss the options that you may have in seeking recovery from the at-fault party.
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We treat each case as though it is going to go to trial to ensure that you obtain the compensation you deserve.
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