Georgia Truck Accident Lawyers
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, commercial trucks were involved in over 4,000 fatal crashes in 2008; it’s no surprise given the immense size of these vehicles. Truck accidents frequently result in catastrophic personal injury, even death. Trucking accidents frequently result in catastrophic injury, permanent disability, even death. Victims and their families often face tremendous physical, emotional, and financial hardships.
Helping the victims of careless, reckless, and negligent drivers.
At the Georgia law firm of Pope, McGlamry, Kilpatrick, Morrison, & Norwood, P.C., we have obtained million dollar verdicts and settlements on behalf of trucking accident victims statewide. With offices in Atlanta and Columbus, our attorneys have the experience and resources necessary to litigate even the most complex claims. Our firm works closely with accident investigators and other experts to ensure that justice is served.
Trucking Accident Claims
Victims of trucking accidents often suffer catastrophic personal injury including broken bones, spinal cord injury, and traumatic brain injury (TBI). Drivers of smaller vehicles should be aware that trucks have certain speed, turning, visibility and braking limitations. Many truck accidents occur because of these limitations. Other causes of serious trucking accidents include:
- A truck driver’s lack of training
- Dangerous or reckless truck driving
- Overloaded or oversized trucks
- Poor driving conditions (fog, snow or rain)
- Truck defects (defective tires, safety systems, lights, etc.)
- Speeding or aggressive driving
- Driver fatigue
- Inadequate lighting
- Failure to install an underride protection
- Driving under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol
If you are involved in a truck accident, our Atlanta and Columbus, Georgia attorneys can help you maximize your claim. We have the experience and resources to hold negligent, reckless, or careless truck drivers liable for your injuries.
Who Is Liable?
To help ensure that our clients receive maximum compensation for their injuries, we will identify as many potential defendants as possible in a trucking accident case. Possible parties who may be held liable for your injuries include:
- The truck driver
- The trucking company
- Insurance companies
If a truck driver is employed by a trucking or shipping company, that company may be held responsible for the driver’s negligence. Establishing the liability of third parties can be difficult if, as is often the case, the driver is an independent contractor of a larger company. In that situation, it is important to have an experienced truck accident attorney on your side.
Contact Our Georgia Truck Accident Lawyers
At PMKM&N, our Atlanta and Columbus, Georgia trucking accident lawyers can determine the true value of your claim and the amount of compensation to which you are entitled.
If you or someone close to you has been injured in a car accident, we are here to help. Contact us today online or by telephone (877.285.7656 for our Atlanta office; 877.265-7656 for our Columbus office) to speak with an experienced Georgia truck accident lawyer.