Truck Accident Claims in Sandy Springs and Atlanta, Georgia
Because of the massive size and weight of trucks, trucking accidents can be catastrophic, resulting in serious injuries and death. If you have been injured in a truck accident, you may be facing expensive medical bills, extended time away from work, and substantial property damage. Fortunately, you do not have to deal with this difficult situation alone.
The Atlanta truck accident attorney at Robbins & Associates, PC have been helping injured truck accident victims like you receive the compensation they deserve for more than 30 years. We will stand by your side every step of the way to ensure that your rights are protected.
Causes of Truck Accidents
The following are just some of the more common causes of truck accidents:
- Insufficient stopping distance
- Equipment failure
- Overload or shift in load
- Blind spots
- Trucker fatigue
Fighting for your Rights
Trucking companies and their insurance companies have attorneys on their payroll who go to work right away whenever there is an accident. They will promise to pay you quickly and do everything in their power to get you to settle. Their top priority is minimizing their payout, not making sure you have the financial resources needed to cover your damages let alone lost wages or a lifetime of care for your injuries. It is important to have a high-powered legal team on your side who will make sure the trucking company, its insurance carrier, and its lawyers do not take advantage of you.
At Robbins & Associates, PC, we will listen to the facts of your case and then use our team of experts to gather evidence and construct a case designed to fully compensate you for your injuries and losses. We will contact the trucking company and insist that company records and data are turned over to us so that nothing is accidentally “lost” in the process.
Truck accident claims are highly complex and require assistance from a lawyer with extensive experience handling these cases. Your attorney must understand all of the federal and state trucking regulations which apply to your case and be able to accurately determine the appropriate parties to hold accountable for your injuries. After more than 30 years, our attorney has developed the skills and experience to provide you with the high quality legal representation you need.
Who can I sue if I’ve been hurt in a truck accident?
Our Atlanta truck accident attorney can help you determine who is at fault and who is liable to compensate you for your damages and injuries. This may include the driver, the company, the owner of the truck, the shipper, the truck manufacturer, tire manufacturers or the owner of any item that may have contributed to the accident. Our expert team of investigators will examine all the evidence in order to determine liability.
What causes most truck accidents?
Truck accidents may be caused by a variety of factors including the following:
- truck driver error
- negligence by the driver of the passenger vehicle
- trucker fatigue
- poor truck maintenance
- manufacturing defects (tires)
- overloaded trucks
- imbalanced or unsecured loads
- road conditions
- hazards in the roadway.
The truck’s insurance company keeps calling me and wants to offer me money? Should I accept?
Absolutely not! Truck company attorneys are very skilled at pressuring victims to accept money quickly and drop any other legal proceedings. We recommend that you don’t agree to anything or sign anything offered by the company’s attorney until you consult with an experienced truck accident lawyer such as attorney Laurie Robbins. We have helped hundreds of truck accident victims receive the full compensation to which they are entitled and we can help you today. We will make sure you are treated fairly by the trucking company and its representatives or we will take them to court.
The truck company is threatening to bring me to court unless I settle. What should I do?
Don’t fall for the intimidation tactics of the company. As a victim, you have the right to present your case and demand adequate compensation. Call Atlanta truck accident attorney Laurie Robbins. She has the expertise, the experience and the resources to represent you against the trucking company.
What compensation can I recover?
Victims of truck accidents can recover damages for lost wages and medical bills, lost future earnings if the accident resulted in permanent disability, future medical expenses, pain and suffering, and loss of quality of life. In wrongful death cases, surviving family members (the estate) can recover lost economic contributions, loss of companionship/parenting, medical, and funeral expenses.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a truck accident in Atlanta or anywhere in Georgia, please contact our Atlanta truck accident attorney today to schedule your free initial consultation.