Truck Accident Attorney

Attorney representation in Atlanta, Georgia since the seventies

Many attorneys treat accidents involving trucks or buses as car accidents.  Nothing could be further from the truth. The operation of commercial trucks and buses is controlled by a complex combination of both state and federal regulations. To successfully obtain the most compensation  to which you are entitled, your attorney must be familiar with  motor carrier law and specific statutory requirements, trucking industry practices, and the technologies available  to assist in getting to the truth of what occurred before and during the collision.  Our Georgia truck accident attorney team at The Law Offices of R&K has the knowledge, experience and litigation skills to insure the best possible results.

 

Truck Accidents in Atlanta

Trucking accidents are on the increase on the busy highways of Georgia, especially in the Atlanta metropolitan area.  The risk of you or a member of your family being involved in a trucking collision is  increasing. The statistics are alarming! There are nearly 5,000 fatalities annually and, as may well be expected when an 80,000 pound truck hits a 4,000 pound car, the car and its occupants receive the brunt of the injury.  Commercial vehicles such as trucks and tractor-trailers, 18-wheelers, big rigs, and semi-trailer trucks constitute a serious hazard to the occupants of small, vulnerable family vehicles. While most drivers of such big rigs are well trained and responsible professionals, accidents that can lead to serious injury still occur. 

Large trucks are highly regulated to assure that both the vehicles themselves and the drivers operate safely.  Drivers are required to keep an updated log of their hours to insure they do not exceed the legal limit and expose themselves to fatigue that might contribute to an accident. The weight that they may legally haul is regulated and maintenance schedules to insure the safety of the truck itself must be rigorously adhered to. But the responsibility for public safety does not begin and end with the driver of a truck alone. Fleet owners, the manufacturers of trucks and work crews that maintain the public thoroughfares all share in the responsibility for public safety.

This combination of potentially liable parties and the regulatory requirements involved leads to a high degree of legal complexity. Our experienced Georgia truck accident attorney team at The Law Offices of R&K can sort through this legal maze and inform you of all your legal options to  secure the compensation to which you are entitled.

a lawyer who will research your accident thoroughly

Our Georgia trucking accident attorney team at The Law Office of R&K will investigate all relevant police reports, truck equipment, driver logs, and corporate maintenance records. We will reconstruct the accident scene and review all driver safety records. We know how to put the disparate pieces together. Things such as tight delivery deadlines, sleep deprivation, improper maintenance, driving conditions, improper training or experience, and weather or traffic conditions are all important pieces of the puzzle. Our experienced Georgia accident attorney will examine every aspect of the accident to insure you receive fair compensation.  We can assist you in recovering an award for damage to your vehicle, medical expenses and compensation for wages lost during your recovery so that you and your family need not suffer needlessly.

Our injury attorney will take on large Atlanta corporate law firms

Trucking litigation ultimately involves dealing with large, well-financed insurance companies, many of whom retain their own in-house defense attorney teams. These attorneys are more often concerned with maintaining the bottom line profitability of the firms which employ them than they are with justly compensating accident victims. We are NOT afraid to go up against these large corporate law firms and vigorously plead your case on your behalf. Oftentimes these insurance company lawyers will approach an accident victim with a settlement offer that may seem tempting on the surface but which does not adequately compensate for the many, unforeseen and long term consequences of the collision. The Law Office of R&K has represented many truck accident victims.

  

If you or a loved one has been the victim of a truck accident call one of our experienced Georgia accident attorneys. Time is of the essence. Evidence must be acquired. Witnesses must be located, contacted and their sworn testimony secured. Police reports and corporate maintenance logs must be reviewed. A physical inspection of the vehicles or a download of the "black box" or dash cam video may be necessary. Sit down with us for your initial, free consultation that we may hear the facts of your case and present ALL of your legal options. Don’t hesitate to call us toll free at The Law Office of R&K. at 800-475-6182 or at 404-523-2844 locally here in the Atlanta area. Only YOU can take this first  step toward the settlement or verdict you deserve. We can do the rest. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain.

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