Serious accidents involving commercial trucks often lead to catastrophic injuries and wrongful death. In fact, there are more than 5,000 fatalities attributable to accidents involving cars and commercial trucks every year, on average. Truck accident cases are so dangerous because of the wide margin between the size of these trucks and other vehicles. The average vehicle on the road weighs around 3,000 pounds, whereas fully loaded commercial trucks can weigh up to 80,000 pounds. In addition, commercial vehicles often transport dangerous materials, which may be flammable or toxic. If you have been the victim of a truck accident, you deserve the representation of the best truck accident lawyer in Atlanta. Contact Kim Injury Law, P.C. today for a free review of your case, and let us fight for the compensation you need to cover your damages.
Truck Accident Lawsuits
Like most personal injury cases, truck accident lawsuits usually come down to proving negligence or recklessness on the part of the other party involved. In the case of truck accidents, this may include the truck driver, the truck owner, truck/parts manufacturers, and the shipping company. A full review of your accident by an experienced truck accident lawyer is needed to determine whether or not you have a good case. Judy Kim takes all cases on a contingency basis, meaning she will never advise you to go ahead with a lawsuit if you don’t have a good case. We are your partners in your case, and we want to make sure that we do what’s best for you.
There are many types of truck accidents, all of which may cause severe bodily injury or fatalities:
- Head-On Collisions
- Side-Impact Collisions
- Rear-End Collisions
- Underride Accidents (when your vehicle hits the truck from behind)
- Jackknife Accidents
Commercial truck drivers must follow a stricter set of rules than other drivers, which can make it easier to establish negligence. For instance, a trucker who has exceeded the legally allowed number of driving hours for the day or the week can usually be found at fault for driving while drowsy. In these instances, the trucking company will likely also be responsible for some of the blame. However, proving these claims in Atlanta requires a professional personal injury lawyer. If you have been injured in a truck accident, we are standing by to help. Contact us today for a free review of your case.