Due to their sheer size and weight, collisions with a commercial truck can result in dangerous consequences. Motorists do not have the same protections as these large vehicles, and truck accidents can result in extensive property damage, severe injury, and death.
If you are in an accident with a commercial truck, you need an attorney who can advocate for your right to compensation. The lawyers at Hilley & Frieder, P.C. will fight aggressively for your recovery from consultation to settlement.
In regular car accident cases, Georgia law requires the person responsible for the crash to pay for the damages the other victims sustain. When it comes to truck accidents, liability is a bit more complex.
Since the truck driver is usually an employee of a larger company, the trucking company is usually responsible for the actions of their drivers and the safety of their vehicle fleet. You can also name many other parties in your lawsuit, depending on the cause of the accident. They could include:
Identifying the cause of your truck accident is the first step to determining who to hold responsible in your lawsuit.
For example, if your attorney’s investigation determines the truck’s brakes malfunctioned and the trucking company failed to perform routine maintenance, you would hold the company liable. If your attorney uncovers a mechanical defect in the truck, you may name the manufacturer of the defective part in the claim.
Truck accidents can cause disorientation and confusion, and you may accidentally say or do something that could harm your future claim. To protect your best interests, take the following steps after the accident.
The aftermath of a truck accident can be dangerous, so take the following steps if you can move around safely and without further injury:
Truck accidents can be devastating. From severe crushing injuries to totaled vehicles and thousands of dollars in damages, it can be difficult to recover from these collisions — but with an attorney on your side, you can fight for the funds you need to heal.
Hilley & Frieder, P.C. is here to guide you through this process. Our attorneys have over 35 years of experience in personal injury law and have developed the strategies, resources, and skills necessary to face trucking companies in the courtroom. We will advocate aggressively for your right to compensation.
Contact us today to schedule your free consultation with our Sandy Springs truck accident lawyers.