If you’re involved in a vehicle accident in Atlanta under any circumstances, you need to speak with a personal injury attorney. And if you’ve been injured in an accident involving the negligence of a semi or other truck driver, you need to contact an experienced Atlanta truck accident attorney as soon as possible.
That’s because someone from the company that owns the truck will be on the phone with their corporate attorneys before the ink on the ticket has dried, and they’ll start preparing their defense before you’ve even begun to consider legal matters.
There can be multiple factors at play in accidents that involve commercial vehicles, and there may be more than one liable entity. When you’re injured in a semi truck accident, you need to focus on getting well — and allow your personal injury lawyer to take care of the rest.
Frequently Asked Questions about Truck Accidents
Q: What is a “commercial truck”?
A: A commercial truck is a vehicle used in the course of business and/or for the transport of commercial goods. Examples are 18-wheelers, tractor trailers, tanker trucks, dump trucks, delivery vehicles, semi trucks and other large freight trucks.
Q: How are traffic accidents involving trucks different from accidents involving passenger cars?
A: Accidents involving trucks are typically more catastrophic than accidents involving cars due to the sheer size of a truck. A typical fully loaded large commercial truck can weigh 80,000 pounds or more, while an average passenger automobile weighs approximately 3,000 pounds. Due to this size disparity, and the basic laws of physics, any collision between a commercial truck and another vehicle is likely to result in serious, even fatal, injuries.
The Atlanta Law Firm of Bruce A. Hagen has decades of experience representing victims of semi truck accidents, and as our clients can attest, we’ll make sure you recover all damages due you under applicable tort laws. If you or someone you know has been injured in an accident involving a semi truck, trucking accident attorney Bruce Hagen can help. Please contact us today and a member of our law firm will be in touch with you promptly.