Did you know that there are more than 11 million commercial trucks on American roadways? Tractor-trailers, big-rigs, semis – no matter what you call them, commercial trucks are formidable compared to smaller passenger cars and trucks. When collisions occur, the result can be deadly.
Unfortunately, every year thousands of lives are affected by truck accidents. Many of these accidents could be prevented if drivers obeyed the law and focused their attention on the roadway.
At The Embry Law Firm, we regularly talk to truck accident victims who say that they were doing everything right, but still ended up in an accident. It is certainly frustrating. But the reality is that we can only be responsible for ourselves. That doesn’t mean, however, that your situation is hopeless.
If you have been injured in a truck accident, contact The Embry Law Firm to learn more about your legal rights. If someone else was at fault for the accident, you may be eligible for compensation for your injuries.
When truck accidents happen, they are often more catastrophic than an accident between two smaller vehicles. Commercial trucks weigh around 25 times the weight of a passenger car. That weight is amplified by the speed and force of a collision. Accidents are also often made worse by the weight and volume of cargo. And sometimes, these trucks haul hazardous materials, which can make an accident even worse.
Not only are truck accidents among the worst types of accidents, but resulting claims are also complicated. This is frustrating for victims facing mounting medical costs, lost wages, and property damage. That’s why it is so important to contact a truck accident lawyer in Hiram before attempting any negotiations on your own.
Truck accidents are complicated due to:
If you or someone you love has been injured in a truck accident, it is important to work with a truck accident lawyer – someone with experience getting results for their clients.
Georgia law states that the person responsible for an auto accident is responsible for the damages. That includes truck accidents. Unfortunately, it can be difficult in a truck accident situation to determine who is responsible. It can also be intimidating building a claim and filing a lawsuit. The good news is that you aren’t alone.
If you plan to file a truck accident claim, you must first identify who is responsible. That can be difficult because truck drivers are only one cog in the wheel of trucking. Often, there are also truck owners, trucking companies, mechanics, and other parties involved in the use and upkeep of commercial trucks.
Next, you must gather as much evidence as you can that proves their liability. This means investigating trucking logs, maintenance records, truck driver hours of service, and more. It may also mean talking to those parties and relevant insurance companies. You need to be able to prove that the named defendant(s) caused your injuries, and how.
Finally, you must provide evidence of your injuries and related damages. That means gathering medical records, medical billing statements, insurance information, and employment documents. It may also include interviewing expert witnesses who can testify to the nature and extent of your injuries and how it is affecting you.
At The Embry Law Firm, we will help you investigate every detail of your truck accident situation. Furthermore, we have the resources and experience you need to obtain a successful outcome for your case.