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If you or a loved one have been injured in a truck accident in Atlanta or the surrounding area you may be entitled to compensation. Our experienced Atlanta truck accident lawyer can help you get the justice and financial compensation you deserve.

The Atlanta trucking accident attorneys at the Graham Firm also known as “The Big Truck Lawyers”, are dedicated to helping commercial truck accident victims and their families who have suffered a serious injury or fatality.

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We understand the complex laws and regulations surrounding truck accidents, and we know how to build a strong case to get you the best possible outcome. We have a proven track record of success in truck accident cases, and we're ready to put our experience to work for you.

Call us today at (404)526-9955 today for a free case review. We'll analyze your case and explain your legal options so that you can make an informed decision about how to proceed. There's no risk or obligation, and we only get paid if we win your case. So call us today to get started on the road to recovery.

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18-Wheeler Accidents Often Result In More Serious Injuries

18-wheeler accidents often result in more serious injuries and fatalities, compared to passenger vehicle accidents. Our Atlanta truck accident lawyers are well-versed in all aspects of federal safety regulations and state laws and have used this specialized knowledge to assist numerous victims throughout Atlanta, Marietta, Griffin, Macon, and the entire state of Georgia to seek recovery from negligent trucking companies and others.

Following an accident, your life can be thrown off course in an instant. You or your loved one may have been physically hurt and emotionally scarred. In the worst case, you may have lost a loved one due to the negligence or recklessness of another. The Graham Firm understands how difficult this time can be, and we're here to help.

To learn more about your right to financial compensation, complete our free case evaluation form or call us at (404) 526-9955 to schedule a complimentary consultation.

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Most Common Causes of Commercial
Truck Accidents In Georgia

Many commercial truck accidents are caused by driver negligence. Some of the most common reasons for big truck accidents include:

  • Violation of hours and service rules, causing fatigued or dangerous driving
  • Violation of traffic rules, such as speeding, failing to yield, or not keeping a proper lookout
  • Distracted driving
  • Driving impaired by alcohol, drugs, prescription medications, or over-the-counter sleep aids
  • Improper loading
  • Improper maintenance or skipping required inspections
  • Mechanical defects of the truck or its components

The Big Truck Lawyers at The Graham Firm can conduct a thorough investigation into the potential causes of your accident and work to hold the at-fault parties responsible for your injuries.

OVER $60 MILLION DOLLARS RECOVERED FOR OUR CLIENTS

$6,000,000.00

C.R. – A young lady was broken down on the interstate when a distracted truck driver drifted off the interstate rear-ending our client. The client was ejected from her vehicle and suffered a moderate traumatic brain injury, broken bones, and other injuries. After several years of litigation in federal court, the trucking company settled the lawsuit prior to trial.

 $4,500,000.00

N. T. – Mother of three was killed in Griffin when her vehicle was rear-ended by a tractor-trailer owned and operated by a Pennsylvania transportation company. Following a lawsuit filed on behalf of her estate, a settlement was reached just before trial. 

$1,125,000.00

Y.S.B. – Retired wife fatally injured in a traffic accident caused by a negligent driver in a work truck. Settled for all available policy limits prior to litigation.

  $1,000,000.00

J. S./Q.B. – While crossing a state highway, two young men were killed after being struck by a Barnesville police officer traveling nearly 100 m.p.h. during an unauthorized high-speed pursuit.  The city settled for the insurance policy limit after a lawsuit was filed.

$950,000.00

E.S. – A truck driver was fatally injured when his unit struck another overturned tractor-trailer on a Mississippi interstate. Due to tort limits in the state of Miss., and limited insurance coverage, the case was settled after a failed mediation.

     $450,000,000 

I.P. – Father of two was shot and killed in a case of mistaken identity at his apartment complex in Dunwoody. After a lawsuit was filed and successfully responding to several efforts by the apartment complex to have the case dismissed, the defendants settled the case after mediation.

$190,000.00

M.B. – A grandmother slipped and fell in a major discount retail store in Griffin the morning after a heavy rain flooded the store. The store failed to properly warn patrons of the dangerous condition. M.B. suffered a torn rotator cuff and other injuries requiring surgery and physical therapy. A settlement was reached prior to trial after a lawsuit was filed.

$150,000.00

A.W. – A mother from Griffin was injured in a motor vehicle accident requiring surgery on her knee. A settlement was reached for the policy limit prior to filing a lawsuit.

$100,000.00

C.H. – A young man was injured in a motor vehicle accident in Mableton when a flatbed truck pulled out in front of him. The client suffered a broken arm and lacerations. A settlement for the policy limit was reached prior to filing a lawsuit.

$100,000.00

G.A. – An elderly Columbus woman was injured after being struck by a motor vehicle as she crossed the roadway.   Our client sustained multiple injuries requiring surgery and rehabilitation. The at-fault party had no additional assets and the case was settled for the policy limit prior to filing a lawsuit.

$90,000.00

W.E. – An elderly man was injured in a motor vehicle accident in Griffin when a woman ran a stop sign and struck his vehicle as he was backing out of his yard. The client required physical therapy and made a full recovery. A settlement was reached prior to filing a lawsuit.

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Who Is Responsible for Truck Accidents?

18-wheeler accidents are often more complicated because they may involve multiple parties who share the responsibility for the accident. During the investigation of an accident involving a big truck, we determine which of the following parties could be responsible for your injuries:

  • Truck company
  • Truck driver
  • Truck owner
  • Leasing company owner
  • The company that leases the trailer
  • The broker that hired the trucking company
  • The company responsible for loading the cargo
  • Manufacturer of the truck, trailer, or components of the truck
  • Third-party drivers who contributed to the accident

Our Atlanta truck accident attorneys have experience handling complex truck accident cases and understand how to clarify which party may or may not be liable for your injuries.

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What To Do After A Truck Wreck In Atlanta GA

After being involved in a truck accident, it's crucial that you receive medical assistance as soon as possible. Some injuries may not be immediately apparent, so it's always best to get examined by a medical professional, even if your injuries seem minor. There are also several other steps you can take to protect your legal rights:

 

1.  If you are able, gather information at the accident scene. If possible, take pictures of the damage to all vehicles involved in the accident, get the names and any witnesses' contact information, and speak with the police officer who responds to the accident.

2. Report the accident to your insurance company.

3.  Be sure to keep a record of all correspondence with your insurance company and any medical bills, repair estimates, and wage loss information.

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4.  Never give a statement to the trucking company's insurance adjuster. The insurance company will likely contact you soon after the accident and try to get you to give a recorded statement. It's critical for your case that you don't give any statements until you have talked with a lawyer.

5.  Contact an experienced truck accident attorney. The sooner you contact a lawyer, the sooner they can begin investigating your case and working to get you the monetary compensation you are entitled to.

The Graham Firm has successfully represented many clients who have been injured in commercial truck accidents. We understand how these cases work and will fight to get you the full and fair compensation you deserve. To schedule a free consultation with one of our Atlanta truck wreck lawyers, call us at (404) 526-9955 or fill out our online contact form.

OVER $60 MILLION DOLLARS RECOVERED FOR OUR CLIENTS

$6,000,000.00

C.R. – A young lady was broken down on the interstate when a distracted truck driver drifted off the interstate rear-ending our client. The client was ejected from her vehicle and suffered a moderate traumatic brain injury, broken bones, and other injuries. After several years of litigation in federal court, the trucking company settled the lawsuit prior to trial.

 $4,500,000.00

N. T. – Mother of three was killed in Griffin when her vehicle was rear-ended by a tractor-trailer owned and operated by a Pennsylvania transportation company. Following a lawsuit filed on behalf of her estate, a settlement was reached just before trial. 

$1,125,000.00

Y.S.B. – Retired wife fatally injured in a traffic accident caused by a negligent driver in a work truck. Settled for all available policy limits prior to litigation.

  $1,000,000.00

J. S./Q.B. – While crossing a state highway, two young men were killed after being struck by a Barnesville police officer traveling nearly 100 m.p.h. during an unauthorized high-speed pursuit.  The city settled for the insurance policy limit after a lawsuit was filed.

$950,000.00

E.S. – A truck driver was fatally injured when his unit struck another overturned tractor-trailer on a Mississippi interstate. Due to tort limits in the state of Miss., and limited insurance coverage, the case was settled after a failed mediation.

     $450,000,000 

I.P. – Father of two was shot and killed in a case of mistaken identity at his apartment complex in Dunwoody. After a lawsuit was filed and successfully responding to several efforts by the apartment complex to have the case dismissed, the defendants settled the case after mediation.

$190,000.00

M.B. – A grandmother slipped and fell in a major discount retail store in Griffin the morning after a heavy rain flooded the store. The store failed to properly warn patrons of the dangerous condition. M.B. suffered a torn rotator cuff and other injuries requiring surgery and physical therapy. A settlement was reached prior to trial after a lawsuit was filed.

$150,000.00

A.W. – A mother from Griffin was injured in a motor vehicle accident requiring surgery on her knee. A settlement was reached for the policy limit prior to filing a lawsuit.

$100,000.00

C.H. – A young man was injured in a motor vehicle accident in Mableton when a flatbed truck pulled out in front of him. The client suffered a broken arm and lacerations. A settlement for the policy limit was reached prior to filing a lawsuit.

$100,000.00

G.A. – An elderly Columbus woman was injured after being struck by a motor vehicle as she crossed the roadway.   Our client sustained multiple injuries requiring surgery and rehabilitation. The at-fault party had no additional assets and the case was settled for the policy limit prior to filing a lawsuit.

$90,000.00

W.E. – An elderly man was injured in a motor vehicle accident in Griffin when a woman ran a stop sign and struck his vehicle as he was backing out of his yard. The client required physical therapy and made a full recovery. A settlement was reached prior to filing a lawsuit.

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Why Choose The Graham Firm As Your Atlanta Truck Accident Attorneys

The Graham Firm provides small-town personal services while getting big-city results. Our team consists of an accident reconstruction team, private investigators, and transportation industry experts who are ready to serve you. Big trucks are highly regulated by the federal government’s Motor Carrier Safety Administration. We are keenly aware of and remain current on these federal regulations. What sets us apart from most other personal injury attorney law firms is our wealth of knowledge and 'real-world' experience in the trucking industry.

 

Our founder, Charles Graham, has over a decade of experience working with truck drivers and trucking companies. He has operated and managed big trucks in the garbage/waste industry, as well as 18-wheelers. His experience includes dispatch, safety, compliance, hiring, and screening of drivers, load securement, and training. He has worked not only in the field, but also as an industry insider, executive, and owner.

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He is familiar with the ins and outs of this industry and applies this knowledge to big truck accident cases. When dealing with accidents involving big commercial trucks, you should only trust someone that has Mr. Graham's specialized knowledge and experience. He knows how to get all the facts that can help maximize the compensation you are entitled to.

 

We hold the trucking and insurance companies responsible for all your property damage, reimbursement for lost property, medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and - in some cases - punitive damages for the at-fault party’s reckless or intentional conduct.

You should not have to worry about the financial burden an accident can cause. Let us fight for you while you focus on your recovery. Contact us today at (404) 526-9955 for a complimentary case review.

We hold the trucking and insurance companies responsible for all your property damage, reimbursement for lost property, medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and - in some cases - punitive damages for the at-fault party’s reckless or intentional conduct.

You should not have to worry about the financial burden an accident can cause. Let us fight for you while you focus on your recovery. Contact us today at (404) 526-9955 for a complimentary case review.

How Our Big Truck Lawyer Can Help Win Your Truck Accident Case

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Our attorneys have experience handling complex truck accident cases. To determine liability, our skilled truck accident attorneys in Atlanta, GA will investigate the following:

  • The party which had primary control and custody of the vehicle at the time of the accident
  • The level of control the company had over its drivers
  • The driving history of the vehicle and trailer
  • Driving logs and records, including weigh-ins
  • Black box data that indicates important information near the time of the accident, such as the speed and braking operations
  • Potential violations of federal and state laws regarding driving regulations
  • Past violations of state and federal trucking laws
  • Past criminal convictions
  • Maintenance records
  • Potential manufacturing defects

Our thorough investigation and dedication to helping you recover maximum compensation will protect your rights. Contact our Atlanta Truck Accident Lawyer to learn more about how we can help you and your family so you can concentrate on your recovery.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Truck Accidents

A skilled and experienced commercial truck accident attorney will investigate every detail of your accident to identify all possible liable parties and insurance coverage. They will aggressively negotiate with the insurance companies on your behalf to get you the full and fair compensation you deserve. If necessary, they will be prepared to take your case to trial.

You should contact a law firm that has experience handling big truck accident cases. The lawyers should be familiar with the federal regulations governing the trucking industry. They should also have an excellent track record of success in cases like yours.

There are many potentially liable parties in a truck accident case, including the truck driver, the trucking company, the owner of the truck, the manufacturer of the truck or its parts, and the shipper or loader of the cargo. An experienced attorney will investigate your case to determine all possible liable parties.

Most personal injury lawyers in Atlanta, GA work on a contingency fee basis. This means that you will not owe any attorney fees unless and until they recover compensation for your injuries.

There are strict deadlines, known as statutes of limitations, for filing a personal injury or wrongful death claim in Georgia. According to the law, auto accident victims have two years from the date of the accident to file a claim. If you miss the deadline, you will be forever barred from recovering compensation for your injuries. It is important to contact an attorney as soon as possible after your accident to make sure your claim is filed in a timely manner.

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