A commercial truck can weigh in excess of 80,000 pounds. A collision with such a heavy vehicle traveling just 30 mph has the same force as a collision with a passenger car traveling over 100 mph. Truck accidents can and do result in catastrophic and permanent injuries. Federal and state laws impose greater oversight and responsibility upon the trucking industry than ordinary drivers because the hazards are real and the stakes are high.
If you were involved in a truck accident, call Robert J. Kaufman, Esq. & Alex B. Kaufman, Esq. in Atlanta at 770-390-9200 or contact us online to set up a free lawyer consultation. We represent people whose accidents occurred in metropolitan Atlanta or anywhere in Georgia, and we handle injury compensation cases on a contingent-fee basis.
Seeking Maximum Compensation From All Responsible Parties
In order to recover money for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and any permanent injury, you need to include all possible responsible parties in the lawsuit. Besides the individual truck driver, some possible defendants include the trucking company or other employers, contractors, other drivers, truck and part manufacturers, and insurance companies.
Our personal injury attorneys will perform a full investigation to gather any evidence demonstrating that the defendants violated their duty of care to you, causing the collision and your injuries.
Negligence can result in a variety of dangerous situations leading to a truck wreck, including equipment failure, inadequate driver training, dangerous trucking schedules, violations of load limits, and unsafe driving. If a truck driver violates a federal statute intentionally, he and the company he drives for may both be liable for your actual damages and, depending on the circumstances, punitive damages.
If you were injured as a result of a defective component in the truck, you could recover damages from the manufacturer, seller and installer. Under products liability law, you may recover compensation from anyone in the chain of distribution.
Call 770-390-9200 Or Contact Us Online To Schedule Your Free Initial Consultation
To learn more about what compensation you could be entitled to receive for injuries from a truck accident, contact our lawyers in Atlanta, Georgia, at 770-390-9200 or using our online contact form. In your free initial consultation, one of our experienced attorneys will evaluate your case and advise you on the next steps to take.