Due to the sheer size and amount of force involved, accidents involving trucks can easily generate an immense amount of damage, often with tragic results. If you or a loved one has been seriously injured or killed in a trucking accident, you need an attorney who will aggressively pursue the full compensation you are entitled to under the law.
At the Atlanta, Georgia, firm of Hilley & Frieder, skilled personal injury lawyer Mia I. Frieder has built a successful practice with her husband Ron Hilley. They listen to your story, review the accident report, and work hard to make sure that you are reimbursed by the negligent party who caused the accident.
A Special Responsibility
Unlike common car accidents, accidents involving commercial and professional truck drivers are more complex. Truck drivers have an added responsibility to the general public to make sure they are fit to drive, including limiting the number of hours they are on the road and making sure their equipment is road worthy.
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Causes of Truck Accidents
Truck drivers have an added amount of responsibility on the road. As professional drivers, they have a duty to make certain that they are following the appropriate rules and do not compromise the safety of others by driving too long or becoming fatigued. Unfortunately, many drivers do not adhere to the rules, causing accidents that could have otherwise been prevented.
At Hilley & Frieder, P.C., we stand up for those who have been injured in truck accidents throughout Atlanta. Our practice is focused on handling personal injury, medical malpractice, workers’ compensation and long-term disability claims. Our team has extensive experience handling a wide range of claims, including all types of auto accidents, motorcycle accidents, pedestrian accidents, truck accidents and more.
There are many reasons why accidents may be caused. Our lawyers will carefully examine the accident report and review all evidence to determine the cause of liability. We can even call upon experts to provide authoritative testimony about the cause of the accident. We will work tirelessly on your behalf and seek to obtain just compensation for your injuries. Common causes of truck accidents can include:
- Truck driver fatigue
- Substance abuse
- Failure to properly maintain a vehicle
- Overloaded trucks
- Skipped safety checks
Liability for Trucking Accidents in Georgia
In an accident involving commercial or professional drivers, liability rests with the trucking company as well as the driver. These cases require the help of a law firm capable of finding out what happened and whether any regulations were violated by the driver or company.
Ultimately, the trucking company is responsible for allowing the driver to hit the road in their truck. From the moment the accident happens, you can be sure that they will be doing everything they can to find ways to avoid paying for their negligence.
Don’t let them get away with it. Contact our firm today for a free consultation with a skilled trucking accident compensation lawyer.
Mia Frieder was the contributing attorney to this content.