Georgia Truck Accident Lawyers
Tractor-Trailer, Semi-Truck & 18-Wheeler Accidents
Large truck accidents are far more common than most people realize—and the effects are devastating. If you were injured or if someone you love died due to a collision with a semi-truck, tractor-trailer, or similar commercial vehicle, you deserve justice. Mike Slocumb Law Firm can help.
Our experienced truck accident attorneys help individuals and families throughout Georgia fight back against powerful trucking companies, insurance carriers, and other liable parties. We understand the physical, emotional, and financial challenges you are facing, and we want to help you overcome them so that you can begin to heal. As your legal team, we will be there for you every step of the way, offering answers to your questions and the aggressive advocacy you deserve. We have secured more than $500 million in compensation for our clients; find out how our personal injury lawyers can help you, too.
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What Are the Most Common Causes of Large Truck Accidents?
Although the majority of truck drivers are highly skilled and experienced drivers, they are not immune from making mistakes. In fact, truck driver negligence is one of the leading causes of large commercial vehicle accidents in the United States—but it is not the only one.
Some of the most common causes of truck accidents include:
- Distracted driving
- Drunk or impaired driving
- Operator error or negligence
- Traffic violations
- Fatigued driving
- Failure to comply with hours-of-service regulations
- Trucking company negligence
- Improper training
- Inadequate supervision
- Overloaded or improperly loaded freight
- Inadequate truck inspections, maintenance, or repairs
- Vehicle defects
- Defective or poorly maintained roadways
- Third-party negligence
Often, more than one party shares some of the blame for the accident. When this is the case, Georgia’s rule of comparative negligence applies. Under this rule, an individual may seek financial compensation for accident-related injuries and damages if they were partly at fault for the collision, as long as they were less than 50% to blame. Additionally, the individual may only collect damages equaling their total losses minus their percentage of blame. For example, if you are found to be 10% at fault for the accident that caused your injuries, you can only recover up to 90% of the total amount you are seeking in damages.
In most cases, the injured victim is not to blame for a truck accident. At Mike Slocumb Law Firm, we know how to fight back against the trucking company, insurance carrier, or other third party’s efforts to dispute or deny your claim. Our Georgia truck accident lawyers are well-versed in the state’s auto accident laws, trucking regulations, and insurance requirements. We know how to use evidence to build powerful claims for our clients, and we know how to successfully fight for maximum compensation for our clients.
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The exact damages you may be entitled to recover after a truck accident depend on various factors, including the severity of your injuries, the cost of your medical care, and more.
That being said, many truck accident victims can recover compensation for the following types of damages:
- Past, current, and future medical expenses
- Past, current, and future pain and suffering
- Lost income, wages, and benefits
- Loss of earning ability and future income
- Emotional distress and anguish
- Miscellaneous expenses related to the accident
Some victims may also be entitled to punitive, or “exemplary,” damages. Unlike compensatory damages, which are meant to compensate the victim for specific losses, punitive damages are designed to punish the defendant for gross negligence or misconduct.
Mike Slocumb Law Firm can review your case during a free and confidential consultation to determine what damages you may be entitled to receive. We are happy to answer your questions and address any concerns you may have. Our goal is to ensure that you feel confident in our representation of your case, which is why we remain available and provide consistent communication regarding your claim throughout the entire legal process.
After a truck accident in Georgia, you have a limited amount of time to file a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit. The statute of limitations on nearly all truck accident cases in Georgia is two years from the date of the accident or death. If you fail to file your claim in court before the two-year statute of limitations expires, you will likely lose your right to sue the liable party for damages.
The sooner you get in touch with our firm, the sooner we can begin building your case and protecting your rights against the interests of the trucking company and/or insurance provider. We encourage you to not delay but, instead, reach out to us right away so that we can begin investigating your claim and building a powerful case on your behalf.
There are no attorney fees unless we win your case. Call (706) 203-4434 or contact us online to request a free consultation today.