Atlanta Truck Accident Attorneys
Extensively Experienced in Complex Injury Cases
In contrast to other types of motor vehicle collisions, such as car and motorcycle accidents, truck accidents tend to result in dramatically more devastating consequences. This is due, in large part, to the sheer size and weight of most commercial trucks. When they collide with smaller passenger vehicles, trucks often cause catastrophic injury and death.
Pursuing a personal injury or wrongful death claim after a truck accident is also very complex due to the fact that there may be multiple liable parties. Trucking companies have the resources to effectively fight these claims. If you or a loved one was involved in a truck accident, it is crucial that you speak to an experienced attorney about your rights and legal options. The Atlanta truck accident attorneys at Whiteman, Hamilton & Conklin, LLC are prepared to aggressively advocate for you and fight to secure the fair recovery you are owed. With over 80 years of combined trial experience, we do not back down from even the complex of cases.
Determining Liability in Truck Accident Cases
As previously mentioned, when a truck accident occurs, there are often multiple liable parties. While the truck driver may seem at fault in many cases, he or she is still acting in the scope of his/her employment. As such, the company that employs the truck driver may be responsible for the accident.
The issue of liability is often dependent on how the accident occurred. Some common causes of truck accidents include:
- Truck driver inattention
- Fatigued driving
- Driving under the influence of drugs/alcohol
- Distracted driving
- Failure to properly maintain trucks
- Failure to follow trucking industry regulations
- Overloaded or improperly loaded trucks
- Unrealistic quotas/schedules
- Defective truck parts
- Unsafe road conditions
- Defective/dangerous road design
Regardless of the cause of an accident, trucking companies will often do everything they can to avoid responsibility. Our Atlanta truck accident attorneys can fight to protect your right to a fair recovery. We are prepared to serve as your compassionate and uncompromising legal advocates throughout every stage of the process.
Contact us today at 404-800-4661 to request a free consultation.