Atlanta Truck Accident Attorney

Injured in a Semi Truck / Tractor Trailer Accident?

Georgia trucking accidents are complicated cases because they typically involve state and federal laws and regulations, and may include more than one at-fault party. Our Atlanta truck accident lawyers at Schneider Hammers know how to handle even the most intricate trucking injury claims.

Most commercial trucking accidents are preventable, with causes including:

  • Driver fatigue
  • Inadequate driver training
  • Speeding
  • Improper cargo loading
  • Poor maintenance of truck parts

Call our team at our firm to schedule a free consultation to discuss the details of your case.

Our Approach to Handling Truck Accident Cases

If you decide to sign with us, we can start our own investigation to establish liability on the part of the driver and / or truck manufacturer and the trucking or shipping company. We can thoroughly examine and analyze all evidence to help you create a compelling claim, including:

  • Driver logs
  • Cargo securement
  • Driver qualifications
  • Expert witness reports
  • Witness testimonies
  • Vehicle maintenance history

Whether your accident was caused by an improperly loaded big rig with a high center of gravity or by driver fatigue, injuries caused by a semi-truck collision can have devastating and even permanent consequences on your life. To make sure you get the compensation you need to recover, work with our experienced Atlanta personal injury attorneys.

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Trucking Rules

The FMCSA was established in 2000 as an administration of the Department of Transportation with the goal of preventing accidents involving commercial trucks and big rigs. The FMCSA oversees things like administration of commercial driver’s licenses (CDLs), regulatory compliance and enforcement, and analysis of crash data. Rules concerning commercial trucks are detailed in 49 CFR Parts 300-399.

Some of the most prominent include:

Truck Accident Statistics

According to 2012 data from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety in Georgia, accidents involving large trucks comprised 153 of the 1,192 total fatal crashes in the state. That amounts to about 13% of all fatal accidents in Georgia. Fulton County is also the number one county in the state in terms of motor vehicle accident fatalities.

Other startling semi truck accident statistics include:

  • In the U.S. in 2014, 3,660 people were killed in accidents involving large trucks[1].
  • Fatalities from accidents involving large trucks spiked 16% from 2009 to 2014[2].
  • In 2014, 88,000 large trucks were involved in injury crashes.[3]
  • In 2014, “vehicle-related factors” such as tire failure accounted for 6% of fatal large truck crashes. [4]

Who To Sue if Your Crash Involved a Tractor Trailer

If you or someone you love was involved in a crash with a tractor-trailer, it’s best if an attorney experienced in this area of practice evaluates your case. Our Atlanta truck accident lawyers know how to evaluate these cases to determine who may be at fault.

Possible defendants include:

  • Trucking company
  • Party responsible for truck maintenance
  • Product manufacturer (ex: tire manufacturer in a faulty tire case)
  • Truck driver
  • Trucking supervisor

Those injured in accidents with commercial trucks may be entitled to financial compensation for things like medical expenses, property damage, emotional pain and suffering, rehabilitation costs, and more. To learn more about your rights if involved in this type of crash, contact Schneider Hammers today!

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