Georgia Trucking Accident Lawyers
Large trucks are undoubtedly the most dangerous vehicles on the road. Most big rigs are a minimum of 53 feet in length, over 10,000 pounds, difficult to control and can destroy the average passenger vehicle on impact. Even the occupants of newer, safer and larger passenger vehicles will have difficulty surviving their injuries when involved in an accident with a large truck. Despite modern auto safety features, many motorists barely escape with their lives when truck crashes occur and when they do, their injuries are often severe.
If you or a family member have been involved in a large truck/18-wheeler accident, it is important to contact an experienced truck accident attorney right away. The federal government heavily regulates the trucking industry, and rules have been put in place to prevent the common causes of catastrophic large truck wrecks, such as driver fatigue, improper maintenance, and various medical issues or substance abuse. However, the violation of these rules often result in catastrophic accidents. Accordingly, if you are involved in a truck accident, you will need a legal team with intimate knowledge of the rules of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) in order to ensure that the trucking company is held accountable for their negligence.
Additionally, hiring an experienced attorney is essential in order to properly gather evidence, establish liability, and prove, relate, and quantify the value of your serious personal injuries. Undoubtedly, trucking companies, their insurance carriers, and their team of attorneys immediately visit the scene of an accident, working to mitigate their damages and limit their financial exposure. The victims of trucking accidents are put at an immediate disadvantage unless they also have an experienced attorney combing the scene of the accident to find and preserve evidence that supports their case. This includes gathering critical evidence such as witness statements, collecting road debris, speaking with police officers and emergency personnel, and documenting skid marks and road gouges, among other things. We hire the most reputable experts and accident reconstructionists who can help us prove liability.
Our attorneys have the expertise and experience needed to take on the insurance companies, trucking companies, and the driver(s) who may be responsible for your injuries. Let us fight for you and obtain the recovery you deserve. Contact our law firm today for your consultation.