Recovering Millions Of Dollars For Victims Of Georgia Truck Accidents
With a record $4.18 million recovery in a motor vehicle tractor case, AA Law is a leader among truck accident law firms throughout Georgia. From our office in Macon, we have helped our seriously injured clients obtain the medical and financial relief they need to recover.
If you’ve been in a trucking accident, swift action is crucial. Contact our truck accident attorneys now at 478-474-AALAW (2252) for immediate assistance or visit our contact page for more information.
We offer more than five combined decades of legal experience assisting individuals and families who have been hurt as a result of careless, negligent drivers. We also represent the loved ones of those who have suffered fatal truck accident injuries.
Georgia Commercial Truck Lawyers Who Understand The Industry
Our success in our truck crash injury practice is directly related to our knowledge of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations, our experience successfully litigating varied cases and our genuine commitment to our clients.
AA Law has assisted thousands of clients in highway accident cases on Interstate 16, I-75, I-475 and other Georgia roadways involving:
- Distracted driving
- Driver fatigue
- Log and dump trucks
- Drivers who are impaired or driving under the influence
- Drivers with inadequate training
- Negligent truck maintenance
Having been wholly immersed in the industry for many years, we have valuable insight into the true issues that commonly cause truck accidents, as well as the defense mechanisms that truck and insurance companies often elicit. We often know what to expect; therefore, we know what to prepare for in our cases.
While we always strive to achieve the most favorable verdict and settlement possible in our cases, we are also committed to making a difference in the community with the cases we handle. Trucking companies often prioritize profit over safety, endangering truckers and other drivers. When victims take action, trucking companies change policies to prevent future tragedies. Our goal is pursuing justice to stop such devastating losses from happening again.
Let us help you determine who is responsible for your truck accident and hold the appropriate parties accountable for your losses.
Understanding Hours of Service (HOS) Violations
Truck drivers must adhere to strict guidelines regarding the number of hours they can drive consecutively and within a day. Violations occur when these limits are exceeded.
Hours of service violations significantly impact 18-wheeler truck accidents due to:
- Fatigue: Extended hours lead to driver fatigue, impairing judgment and reaction times, similar to driving under the influence.
- Increased Risk: Violations heighten the chances of accidents due to tiredness or diminished alertness, impacting the driver’s ability to react swiftly.
- Liability: In the event of a collision, HOS violations can establish negligence on the part of the driver or the trucking company, potentially impacting legal proceedings.
While there are federal rules and regulations about the number of hours someone should spend driving these large vehicles, trucking companies can help prevent these situations with regular monitoring.
When these accidents happen, the victims and their loved ones may experience devastating consequences. If it is found that the truck driver violated the rules regarding how long they are permitted to drive, there can be significant legal ramifications. The attorneys at AA Law can fight for your rights and help you seek the maximum amount of compensation for your injuries.
We Answer Your Frequently Asked Questions About Semi-Truck Accidents
Accidents involving semi trucks and commercial vehicles can be complicated. AA Law was established in 1992, and we have decades of combined experience. Here, we answer some of the frequently asked questions about truck crashes.
In Georgia, how is fault determined in an accident?
Georgia is considered an “at-fault” state, which means that if you caused an accident, you (or, more likely, your insurance company) will have to pay for the damages and injuries that were caused by the accident. Sometimes, determining fault is more complicated, and both parties contributed to the accident. In that case, the law in Georgia allows for a comparative fault analysis. Whichever party was less than 50% responsible can recover damages from the party who was more at fault.
In a commercial truck accident, how is fault determined?
In a truck accident, there are more parties who could potentially be negligent or liable. These include the following situations:
- The owner of the truck could be negligent for not maintaining the truck properly.
- The driver of the truck could be liable for breaking a traffic law.
- The employer could be liable for hiring a truck driver they shouldn’t have hired.
- A manufacturer could be liable if a part on or in the truck was faulty.
In a motor vehicle accident involving a commercial vehicle or semi truck, it is important to investigate every possibility to uncover who was at fault for the accident. When it comes to investigations, we at AA Law use all available investigative resources and thoroughly examine every possible party.
What should I do after a truck accident?
Truck accidents can be more complex than a typical motor vehicle crash. In some cases, there may be more than one person liable for the accident. It is important to know what to do after an accident, including taking the following steps as you are able to:
- Seek Medical Help: Immediately prioritize your health and safety. Seek medical attention, even for seemingly minor injuries.
- Report the Accident: Contact law enforcement to report the accident. Ensure an official report is filed.
- Gather Information: Collect details of the accident, including the truck driver’s information, license plate and insurance details.
- Document the Scene: Take photos or videos of the accident scene, vehicle damage and any visible injuries.
- Avoid Discussions: Refrain from discussing fault or liability at the scene. Stick to factual information when interacting with others involved.
- Contact a Truck Accident Attorney: Seek legal representation from an attorney skilled in truck accidents. They will help you navigate the legal process and protect your rights.
Remember, truck accidents can result in severe injuries. Seeking medical care should be your top priority.
How are truck accident cases different than car accident cases?
Usually, truck accidents can involve completely different circumstances than car crashes. For one, the size and weight of the truck and its cargo can make it difficult for the driver to stop and/or react in an emergency situation. Trucks also require a lot of space to make a turn, and turning can be difficult. Injuries can also be much more severe in a truck accident. We are truck accident lawyers who have won millions of dollars on behalf of our clients.
Will my case go to trial?
Every case is different, with its own unique set of facts and circumstances. In complicated truck accident cases, settlement offers are likely. However, we are always prepared to take a case all the way to trial if that’s what is best for you. We want to see you recover damages for your accident and injuries.
If you get a settlement offer in your case, we will review it with you carefully to make sure that you understand what it includes, and we will help you think of everything so that you can decide if it will be enough to cover your damages. If not, we have the resources, time and energy to take your case to trial and fight for you.
Don’t Wait. Contact Us Today.
If you or someone you love has been injured in a motor vehicle accident involving a commercial vehicle, we want to help. Call us today to speak to an experienced personal injury attorney about your accident and injuries. Schedule a free, no-risk consultation with us by calling 478-474-AALAW (2252), or send an email using our online form.
All our personal injury cases are taken on a contingency fee basis. If we take on your case, there is no fee unless we recover damages for you.