Truck Accident Attorneys
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Truck Accident Attorneys
Truck drivers spend hours on the road, for days at a time, and sometimes weeks on end. As a result, trucks and their drivers wear down, increasing the chances of a catastrophic incident on the road. If you or someone you love sustained injury as the result of a truck accident, you may be entitled to compensation. A trucking injury settlement will help you pay for medical bills, compensate for lost wages, and give your family recompense for pain and suffering.
If you have been injured in a truck accident in Georgia, you may be facing massive medical bills, lost wages and other physical, emotional, and financial stresses. The truck accident trial attorneys of McDonald & Cody fully understand what you are dealing with, are ready to do everything we can to help.
What Makes truck
accident cases unique?
Truck accident investigations have evidence that is unavailable in cases involving cars, but could be present in a truck crash. The vidence that could make a difference in your case include:
Because these devices track the movement of goods in transit, they can indicate what happened in the time leading up to and during the truck accident. This hard data can prove to be valuable to the success of your truck accident case.
In a trucking case, Georgia’s “direct action” rule allows a plaintiff to sue the insurance company directly, in addition to the trucking company and trucker.
Many trucks have electronic data recorders or “black boxes,” which can provide information about how fast a truck was traveling, when the driver applied the brakes, what steering actions the driver took, and other important information. And In-Truck video footage may clearly show how the truck driver’s negligence led to the accident.
Dispatch records can provide a lot of information about the truck driver’s route, the nature of the particular job, and the duration the driver was in the vehicle.
Trucks have to be inspected regularly by law. Inspection records could indicate that the trucking company failed to have the truck inspected or did not properly address a maintenance issue.
Truck drivers are only allowed to drive so many hours without a break. They are required to log the hours they drive each week. The driving log can contain key information that can help your case.
Improperly loaded cargo can throw off a truck’s center of gravity and lead to a rollover accident, or the cargo could fall off the trailer and cause a crash, for example. These records can provide insight into a cargo loading company’s negligence.
FREE CASE EVALUATION
If you have been the victim of truck accident, our experienced team is ready to start working on your case today.
Why McDonald & Cody?
The philosophy at McDonald & Cody, LLC is to provide maximum results, one client at a time. We are dedicated to our cases and strive for quick, full and maximum compensation.
There are multiple factors that can contribute to a trucking accident.
- Driving when fatigued
- Reckless driving (especially during adverse weather conditions)
- Defective equipment
- Improperly secured loads or loads that exceed a truck’s maximum capacity
- Unsafe passing
What to expect after a Truck Accident
When a commercial truck collides with your vehicle, the devastation can be immense.
A truck accident can be a traumatic experience and recovery from injuries can last days or even weeks following the original incident. When you’ve sustained a personal injury as a result of a trucking accident, you will want to contact an attorney as soon as possible to discuss your legal options.
An attorney can gather the evidence necessary to put together a truck accident lawsuit on your behalf. Insurance companies will often want to settle a claim as quickly as possible, which often does not allow for the full coverage of costs for the injuries sustained.
Our Georgia truck accident trial attorneys will gather all the necessary information, such as accident reports, driver’s logs, truck maintenance records, and accident-related costs, to build a strong case on your behalf.
We will fight for the maximum compensation that you deserve.