Georgia Attorneys Taking Action Nationwide Against Negligent Truck Drivers, Trucking Companies And Their Insurers
The volume of commercial vehicles on Georgia roads at any time of the day or night is astounding. Semitrailers, big rigs, delivery vehicles and logging trucks create a tremendous risk for other motorists and pedestrians when a driver, trucker or other party is negligent in causing a wreck.
Truck accidents are particularly complicated. There may be many negligent parties that contributed to the cause. Moreover, trucking companies are big business. The operators and their insurance companies fight hard to protect profits after a wreck, at the expense of the severely injured. We are here to even the score and provide victims with a voice.
Rely On 200 Years Of combined and Effective Experience For Results
The results of a collision between a commercial truck and a passenger vehicle are often catastrophic for the passengers in the car. The lawyers at the McArthur Law Firm have achieved successful verdict and settlements for many satisfied clients over the years through our understanding of the nuances and technicalities specific to truck accident litigation. We offer a free initial consultation on all cases. Call 478-238-1150 to speak with a compassionate lawyer.
Recent trucking accident recoveries from our firm include the following. We have successfully represented many more cases where the settlements were confidential as part of the agreement.
- $23.2 million for wrongful death and personal injury after truck accident
- $19.2 million verdict against trucking company
- $5.5 million shuttle bus accident settlement as co-counsel
Is There Such a Thing as a Truck ‘Accident’?
Although we call these incidents “accidents,” we believe truck wreck cases are never truly accidents. Many events and factors lead up to a truck crash, and we will find out exactly why and how the incident occurred. We fully investigate every trucking accident case to uncover evidence of rules and regulations not being followed, which bolsters our clients’ cases.
Truckers and trucking companies have different rules to follow than passenger vehicles. An entire set of federal and state regulations apply to the trucking industry. There are regulations that dictate the number of hours a truck driver can stay on the road and those that address the frequency of truck maintenance and upkeep. There are even rules that require trucking companies to thoroughly review the backgrounds of truck drivers. Not surprisingly, truck accidents typically result from violations of these regulations.
What are Common Causes of Truck Accidents?
The Georgia truck accident lawyers at the McArthur Law Firm handle highway accidents on Interstates 75, 16 and 475, as well as all highways throughout the United States. Common causes of truck accidents include:
- Trucking company negligence
- Improper loading
- Improper maintenance
- Defective equipment
- Negligent hiring or poor supervision
- Commercial truck law violations
- Truck driver negligence
- Driving when fatigued
- Drugged or drunk driving
- Distracted driving or texting while driving
What Should I Do After a Tractor-Trailer Accident?
Truck accidents are traumatic experiences, with the recovery from the psychological toll and physical injuries alone often lasting for months and even years after the incident. When you have suffered an injury as a result of a truck accident, it is in your best interest to contact an attorney as soon as possible to discuss your legal options.
This is one of the types of cases that needs an experienced attorney involved from the beginning. Trucking companies and/or their insurers require an investigator on their behalf to be on the scene of major truck wrecks within 24 hours of the wreck. He or she then tries to “control the evidence”. Material evidence can get changed or disappear. Witnesses can be confused about the facts by skilled interrogators.
A truck injury lawyer can gather and preserve the evidence needed to build a truck accident lawsuit on your behalf. Many times, an insurance provider will want to settle a claim as fast as possible, which often does not allow for the full coverage of costs for the injuries sustained. The truck accident attorneys at the McArthur Law Firm will gather all the necessary information, including tractor-trailer accident reports, driver’s logs, truck maintenance records, the on-board computer, the black box information on the truck’s speed and actions prior to the wreck, and accident-related costs to build a strong case for you.
Georgia Truck Accident Attorneys Offer Free Consultations
We aggressively fight for our clients and fully prepare for trial in every case. If a trucking industry or an insurance carrier does not offer a full and fair settlement to our clients, then we do not hesitate to litigate the cases in court to show we are serious.
Attorney’s fees in truck accident cases are generally the same whether you have a lawyer who simply settles a case without adequate investigation, or if you hire a seasoned litigator who is ready and able to take the defendant to trial. To schedule a free initial consultation in a truck wreck case, call 478-238-1150 or fill out our online contact form. We practice nationwide.