Large trucks can cause serious damage and severe injuries in an accident. An Atlanta cargo truck accident attorney with Bader Scott Injury Lawyers can help you pursue the compensation you need to get back on your feet.
Cargo Trucks Are a Familiar Sight on Atlanta Roadways
Atlanta relies on cargo trucks to transport goods across the city, state, and nation. The city is a major transportation hub for the Southeast. Trucks are needed to service Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and haul cargo along the interstates from ports in Savannah and Brunswick.
The City of Atlanta reports the metro population has grown more than 40 percent in the last decade, leading to a boom in construction, a business that often uses cargo trucks. While these factors are great for the economy, the presence of so many large trucks on the road can pose a threat to smaller, lighter vehicles.
Cargo truck accident cases can be complex, sometimes involving multiple parties and rules and regulations specific to the trucking industry. We are here to help you navigate your insurance claim or lawsuit to get the most out of your case.
For a free legal consultation with a cargo truck accidents lawyer serving Atlanta, call (404) 888-8888
Who Is Liable for Cargo Truck Accidents?
Determining the cause of your accident will help us identify the party(s) liable for your injuries. Common cargo truck accident causes include:
Truck Driver Negligence
Drivers must follow the rules of the road and safety regulations specific to driving cargo vehicles. We can hold drivers who disobey the law or engage in reckless behaviors financially responsible for your accident.
Trucking Company Negligence
Trucking companies are responsible for their employees. They must make sure their drivers have correct and valid licenses, are properly trained, and submit to alcohol and drug testing.
They should not pressure or encourage drivers to disobey Hours of Service Regulations or engage in other unsafe practices to increase delivery speeds. If the trucking company owns the vehicles used by its drivers, it is also responsible for vehicle upkeep and maintenance. Failure to do any of the above could constitute negligence by the trucking company.
Defective Vehicles and Equipment
If poor maintenance caused your accident, the truck owner could be liable. If a defective truck part or a defective part on your vehicle caused your crash, we could help you seek awards from the vehicle or parts manufacturer.
Overloaded or Improperly Loaded Trucks
Shifting cargo can cause a truck to swerve out of its lane, rollover, or it could cause the driver to lose control of the vehicle. Falling cargo can hit other motorists or prompt an avoidance maneuver that could lead to a crash.
If issues with a truck’s cargo played a role in your accident, the cargo’s owner or the entity responsible for loading the shipment could be at fault.
Sometimes, accidents involve more than one vehicle. If another driver caused you to collide with a cargo truck, they could be at fault.
Inadequate lighting, broken stoplights, negligent maintenance, and poor road design contribute to motor vehicle accidents. If a problem with the road resulted in your cargo truck accident, we could help you take action against the owner or entity in charge of the roadway.
Our attorneys can speak with witnesses, visit your crash site, and consult with crash experts to discover and prove liability. We want to make sure you get a fair amount of compensation from the parties who contributed to your accident.
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Our Personal Injury Attorneys Will Identify and Pursue All of Your Available Awards
Cargo truck accident injuries can be severe. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), trucks can weigh 20 to 30 times as much as passenger vehicles. When a truck hits a smaller car, it can do significant damage and result in devastating injuries, including:
- Back injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Broken, crushed, or fractured bones
- Neck injuries (whiplash)
- Spinal cord injuries
- Severe cuts and bruises
- Internal bleeding and organ damage
You deserve compensation for your medical care, pain and suffering, and other accident-related losses. We can help you seek awards for:
- Emergency transportation care
- Cognitive rehabilitation
- Physical therapy
- Medications and medical devices
- Long-term nursing care
- Follow up appointments and procedures
- Physical pain
- Stress, depression, and anxiety
- Loss of mobility or paralysis
- Loss of a bodily function
- Scarring and disfigurement
- Lost wages
- Loss of future earning capacity
- Vehicle damages
- The wrongful death of a loved one
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We Will Handle Your Case From Start to Finish
Whether through an insurance claim or lawsuit, we will fight to get you the money you need to get your life back on track. We will help you prove negligence and submit the most robust case possible to the insurance company.
We will work to negotiate a fair settlement. However, if the insurance company plays hardball, we are not afraid to push back with a lawsuit.
Make sure you contact our team before the two-year statute of limitations for personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits expires. According to O.C.G.A. § 9-3-33, you have two years from the time of your injury or your loved one’s death to file your case.
Bader Scott Injury Lawyers Can Take Your Case on Contingency
Bader Scott Injury Lawyers has helped injury victims from across Georgia get results, including multi-million dollar settlements and verdicts. We want to help you pursue justice without creating more financial stress for you and your family.
We can get you started with a free consultation, and our services cost you nothing unless we win your case. To learn more, call our team at (404) 888-8888.