Atlanta is one of the busiest cities in the country for the transportation of goods. It’s common to see semi-trucks on all the city’s major highways and four-lane streets, but these giants of the roadways are anything but gentle. Fully loaded, a commercial semi-truck weighs about 80,000 pounds – about 15 times more than your own car or SUV. If you’ve been struck by a commercial truck, you know how devastating the injuries can be. But did you know you have a right to demand compensation from the trucker and maybe the trucking company? You can demand a fair settlement for your medical care, unearned wages from time missed at work, and pain and suffering with the help of an Atlanta, GA, African-American truck accident attorney from Council & Associates. Contact us today for a free consultation.
In most truck accident cases, it’s the trucker who is responsible for the collision and your resulting injuries. However, other parties could share in the liability, too. Trucking companies are supposed to make responsible hiring decisions, check a trucker’s training, and verify their commercial driver’s license.
Truckers and trucking companies are also supposed to follow the guidelines set by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration – but this doesn’t always happen. A trucker could be driving longer hours than they’re supposed to (per federal regulations), which means they’re drowsy and not as alert as they should be to be safe.
Or, perhaps the cargo loaders didn’t properly load the trailer. The load could shift during transit, causing the trucker to lose control. These scenarios mean that your case may have multiple defendants. Your Atlanta African-American truck accident attorney may have to build multiple cases to ensure you get the money you deserve.
You can be sure that the truck driver and their trucking company employer will have a powerful team of lawyers and insurance companies on their side, ready to minimize any claim a victim like you makes. They could blame you for the accident or say that you aren’t hurt as badly as you actually are.
You deserve to have determined legal representation, too. Our lawyers fight to make sure that your voice is heard and your rights respected. We can carefully gather evidence and build a case, handling all the legal paperwork and negotiations so you can rest and heal.
Truck accident injuries can change your life, but with the help of the Council & Associates legal team, you and your family can demand justice from the trucker that hit you. Our lawyers have the experience and talent to take on even the toughest truck accident cases, drawing on our knowledge of Georgia personal injury laws to build a strong case on your behalf. We have the resources to litigate against multiple defendants, even big trucking companies. Get started today by calling us for a free consultation!
“The Council & Associates team are amazing they kept me informed through the whole process. updates and time line was never an issue. I know my case wasn’t a million dollar case, but they made sure I was treated fairly would definitely use them again.”
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