Georgia Truck Accident Attorney
Each year, tractor trailers and large trucks injure about 100,000 people nation wide. About 5,000 of these injuries are fatal. Truck accidents kill 200 people every year in Georgia
If an 18-wheeler traveling at highway speed collides with another vehicle, the sheer weight of the 18-wheeler can cause death or incapacitating injury more than 50 percent of the time usually to those in the other vehicle.
Truck accidents are different. Generally there is more than one injured victim.
Truck accident claim lawsuits are complex and requires expertise and special skills. The truck accident lawyers at The Burnside Law Firm have the expertise and skill required to get victims of truck accidents the compensation they deserve. We have in-depth kledge of trucks, the trucking industry and the unique insurance issues involved.
Detailed Investigation Is Vital to Your Case!
The Department of Transportation estimates that:
- one in six truck drivers are fatigued and often exceed federal limits on driving without rest.
- 30 percent of tractor-trailers involved in crashes had worn or improperly adjusted brakes.
There can be many causes of a truck accident. Only a proper investigation will reveal the exact cause of the accident including driver error or negligence, poor maintenance, drunk truck driver and even bad road conditions, construction detours, obstructed views, road defects and other external factors.
Experienced Attorneys to Represent You
We have an unmatched reputation in getting truck accident victims the compensation they deserve for the horrific injuries typical of tractor-trailer crashes, such as multiple broken bones and internal injuries; head and brain injury, lost limbs, paralysis and other major injuries and fatalities.. From our offices in Athens GA we represent truck accident victims all over Georgia. We have handled all manner of truck accidents, including rear-end collisions, sideswipes, intersection crashes, under riding, colliding with detached trailers or jackknifed rigs, and head-on collisions.
If you have been injured in a truck accident, contact us. You may be eligible for compensation for:
- Medical expenses and lost wages
- Future earnings
- Future surgery, home care, medications or medical equipment
- Loss of quality of life
- Pain and suffering
- Punitive damages
From our offices in Athens, GA we represent truck accident victims throughout Georgia. We will review your case and let you know if you are entitled to compensation. Call 1-800-569-1937 or contact us online for a free initial consultation if you have been injured in a delivery truck accident.